Royal Wedding Recap

People all over the world tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and his new bride, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on April 29th. With so many enchanting touches, it’s hard to pick just a few but here are some of my favorite moments.

Exits – I didn’t think there could be a more romantic exit than the couple’s horse-drawn carriage ride from Westminster Abbey until I saw Prince William driving his bride around the grounds of Buckingham Palace in an Aston Martin convertible, complete with a trail of balloons and the vanity plate Just Wed. 

The dress – After months of speculation, we finally got to see the wedding gown and it was well worth the wait.  Princess Catherine wore a gorgeous 1950s style ivory gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen featuring a bodice with hand-made lace overlay, high lace collar and lace long sleeves, ivory satin skirt , ivory silk tulle veil and Queen Elizabeth’s Cartier tiara. Her simple jewelry and down hairstyle perfectly complemented her look.  The Princess was simply stunning. 

The kiss – The newlyweds stood in front of over 500,000 people on a balcony at Buckingham Palace for their first kiss. A bit quick, the crowd prompted them to kiss again.  The couple happily obliged, giving us two kisses. 

The hats – I loved checking out all of the formal wide brimmed hats and funky fascinators complete with feathers, bows, tulle and flowers.  Hope these become a hot trend for weddings in the US as well.

The fashions, history and tradition of the Royal Wedding didn’t overshadow the obvious love and friendship the Royal Couple have for each other. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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