Throughout recent weeks and days, as I scanned through the ever changing Facebook news feed, I read comments regarding the royal wedding. Most of them were hating on the media for providing so much coverage of the event and read something to the effect of, "Who cares about the royal wedding anyway?!"... and I, I slouch a little further down into my chair and hang my head in shame as I whisper to myself, "I care."
I don't watch the Real Housewives (ok... maybe I sneak in an episode of the Orange County housewives here and there), I never got into Survivor, but this the kind of reality television I can get on board with. Ever since the engagement was announced, I've been mildly obsessed with the couple. Really, it's mostly Kate with her always stylish wardrobe, her ability to look good in any of those gorgeous hats she wears, and her confident poise, like she's been training to be a princess all her life. I've been on the edge of my seat up until this day to see how this young, fashionable couple would adapt to the traditions of a royal wedding, and luckily, I wasn't the only one who was interested.
My dear friend Miranda, who lives near Chicago, and I planned a Skype date for the special occasion. Just as a sidenote, Miranda and I have known each other for 20 years since our early days in ballet together. Twenty years - that. seems. crazy! Anyways, we woke up in the wee hours of the morning, cracked open our laptops, and had over 3 hours of Skype royal wedding funness (ok.. so I realize that's not a real word, but it seemed like the best way to accurately convey the incredible amounts of fun we had) gawking at the lovely, extravagant, and sometimes a little crazy hats sported by the guests, critiquing sister Pippa's too dark fake tan, and discussing the Middleton brother (who obviously didn't get the pretty gene that the rest of the family received - it had to be said).
Here is my list of likes and dislikes for the wedding:
Likes: Kate's stunning modern version of a classic gown, Pippa's gorgeous dress, their departure from tradition (yay for rebellion!), Prince William's precious reaction to seeing Kate for the first time
Dislikes: The bouquet (don't get me wrong, i'm all about simplicity, but that just did not fit the occasion), close-ups of Prince William's premature balding (don't bring more attention to it cameramen - we already know it's there), the time difference between North Carolina and London... getting up at 4:45 a.m. and being expected to function is just not for me...
Overall, I thought the wedding was gorgeous and it only makes me more excited for my brides and their own beautiful upcoming weddings!
I broke the news to Monty that we wouldn't actually be attending the royal wedding, so he didn't have to get all dolled up...
...but he just insisted on wearing the top hat to celebrate the event :)
Have a great weekend, everyone!