Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Royal Wedding Details

After much anticipation Friday, the day of the royal wedding finally arrived! We were anxious to get a glimpse of Kate and her dress. Oh and William too! Riding in the Queen's classic 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom Kate and her father Michael arrived at the church where she met up with her sister and maid of honor Pippa Middleton. Through the un-tinted windows of her car you could see the long-sleeved lace and ivory satin design by Sarah Burton which was much reminiscent of Grace Kelly. Prince William stood at the alter waiting for his bride wearing the full military uniform of an Irish Guards officer. Speaking of fashion, the UK really knows how to wear their hats, the Kentucky Derby woman have nothing on these royal fashionistas.

Unlike traditional weddings in the United States where the maid of honor and others in the bridal party go down the aisle before the bride in the processional, at the royal wedding they followed Kate down the aisle. As Kate walked the long red aisle runner she was in among eight twenty foot tall trees that she chose to be put inside Westminster Abbey creating a delicate eco-friendly vibe. She then planned to have the trees plant after the wedding, if nothing else it will be a reminder their love is always growing.

After the ceremony, just like his parents did at their wedding, William and Kate left in a horse drawn carriage to have their first public kiss as man and wife at Buckingham Palace. We got not one but two from the royal couple who were surrounded with what looked like millions of cheering people. We were happy to see the couple have a little fun and leave the Palace in an Aston Martin adorned with balloons and even a “just wed” license plate. Guests say William and his best man, brother Harry, gave entertaining and lighthearted speeches at the reception where they spent the rest of the night. Though we don’t know where they will be honeymooning at, it’s sure to be just as beautiful and extravagant as their wedding.

Two pictures of women in hats from ABC, seated waving picture of kate from Posh 24, will and kate kissing picture from The Daily Beast, all remaining pictures from Oregon Live.



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