Did you set your alarm and get up early to watch the Royal Wedding yesterday? I sure did! Despite having stayed up past midnight to watch the Dallas Mavericks advance to the next round of the NBA playoffs, I did not even need my alarm as I could hardly sleep for my excitement about the wedding.
Dots was invited to a friend's house to watch the royal festivities. Her hostess gave each guest a t-shirt with a picture of the bride and groom on the back, and the girls enjoyed an early breakfast of tea and scones. Dots thought it was so much fun! Of course she and her friends are now plotting how they can meet and marry Price Harry...
After driving carpool, I attended a tape-delayed wedding-watching party at a friend's house. My friend had pulled out all the stops with her British food and decorations, and I had just as much fun viewing the grand event again with friends as I'd had observing it by myself in the dark hours of the morning.
The Royal Wedding certainly did not disappoint! I thought Kate's dress was exquisite - perfectly elegant and beautiful. Prince William looked so handsome in his regimental red jacket too. Westminster Abbey was a spectacular venue; I loved all of the beautiful carved wood and the intricate tile floors. I especially enjoyed the music and thought the hymn and anthem selections were lovely.
If you're also a fan of the royal wedding, you might enjoy the official website which has lots of pictures and details: The Royal Wedding. The British Monarchy also has a page on Flickr where they post lots of pictures: The British Monarchy
My favorite part of the whole wedding may have been the precious little pages. Love those red jackets and brass-buckled shoes! And look at the hemlines on those beautiful little bridesmaids dresses
Notice how the smallest bridesmaids have their flowers tied to their wrists. So sweet
I suspect the little blonde page has a lot of personality!
Kate's father was so dignified. I loved how glad Kate and William seemed to be with each other
I never noticed Kate's blusher being lifted during the TV coverage so it was nice to see this picture
If I were British (and I really think I should have been!), I'd have had my Will sing in this boy choir. He'd have loved the stiff collar, don't you think?
I thought it was so funny how the little bridesmaid covered her ears during the "flypast" (love those British terms)
"The Royal Wedding Group in the Throne Room" - I like how Camilla is holding her little granddaughter's hand in his picture
I adore pomp and pageantry and love all things formal and regal.
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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