Well, what a day yesterday was.
There was so much hype leading up to the Royal Wedding, but nothing could have prepared us for the thrill of the actual event. Now that the coaches are off the streets and the hats have all been put away, let’s take a look back on some of the day’s best moments.
The Arrival of the Most Glam Guests: David and Victoria Beckham
Ponytails are in, girls!!
If you’ve read my previous blog entries, you know that I was pretty excited to see Posh and Becks, and being the fantastically in vogue couple that they are, they didn’t disappoint. Never has a man looked so good in a morning suit and cravat, and the pregnant Posh definitely lived up to her nickname in a fabulous Philip Treacy hat and a sensational dress from her own collection. As for the mini-Posh on the way, she’s already got that Beckham star power. She’s been to the wedding of the century, and she hasn’t even been born yet.
The exact definition of breathtaking.
So much has been made of the fact that Kate went into that church a commoner and came out a princess. That may technically be true, but look at her – she radiated royalty long before she and William were pronounced man and wife. Everything about her was sheer perfection: the flowers (which included some ‘Sweet William’), her hair, her makeup (which she did herself), those earrings, that dress -
I mean, look at that dress!!!
And can we discuss the fact that the Cartier tiara she was wearing was a loaner from the Queen’s personal collection?
If her drive to the church and her four minute walk down the aisle didn’t bring a tear to your eye, I’m sure William’s whispering, “You look beautiful” must have.
She truly is a princess. What a couple they make.
The Balcony Appearance
All morning, the buzz on every station was about the couple’s impending balcony appearance, and the expectation that they would share their first kiss for the public there. The first kiss was adorable and sweet; the second made history.
Kate’s “Oh, wow,” reaction to the crowd made her even more endearing, if possible. William’s holding her hand on the way back inside showed just what a cute couple they are. And what I found particularly enjoyable about the balcony moment was that we got to see the blending of the Royal Family with the Middleton family. I mean, check out Pippa chatting it up with Prince Philip! Don’t you wonder what they’re talking about?
The Aston Martin Ride
If you watched any of the day’s coverage, you know that every second of the celebration was scheduled down to the minute. 5:10 – Princes William and Harry would leave Clarence House. 5:51 – Kate and her father would depart from the Goring Hotel. After the balcony appearance, the kiss, and the flyover by the Royal Air Force, it seemed that the day’s televised events had ended. Most stations had even stopped their coverage. No one expected that after the Queen’s luncheon, the newly wedded couple would make a very public, very Will and Kate exit – in Prince Charles’ Aston Martin, streaming with balloons, tin cans, and a “Just Wed” plate.
We all know that feeling of going to a concert and cheering for an encore. We’re completely excited when the band reemerges, but also a little bit sad that the night we’ve been waiting for is about to end. Still, those last three songs that the band plays make for the perfect ending to the perfect show. That’s sort of what it was like seeing the new Duke and Duchess of
heading off to their evening reception. Cambridge
How beautiful is Kate in this dress? And how dapper is Prince William in his tux?
For those of us with Royal Wedding Fever, there was one last treat waiting for us when we woke up this morning: the image of Will and Kate leaving Buckingham palace hand-in-hand.
Love those wedges!