On Friday night (NZ time) I giddily watched the royal wedding with the billions of others around the world. I do know there are lots of tragic things going on in the world right now and am fully aware of America's history (they shove it down our throats from the moment we start going to school!) and independence from Great Britain. It was a different time back then; politics, world leaders etc etc. And times are obviously very different now! But ANYWAY, it was so nice to have a break from all of the doom and gloom and enjoy a glamourous, regal wedding with two people who obviously really love each other. Most girls dream of being a princess one day.
Let's start with the dress! I loved it! I LOVED IT. It was designed by Sarah Burton for the late Alexander McQueen. It was a beautiful twist of modern and classic. Like Grace Kelly with wings. :)
(True fact: My parents met on the famous Kelly Drive in Philadelphia.)
(True fact: I always refer to it as Grace Kelly Drive.)
with a 1936 Cartier tiara – on loan from Queen Elizabeth
I suppose it's gotten mixed responses. Kate may not have been directly inspired by Philadelphia-debutante-turned-Princess Grace Kelly, but I don't think you can go wrong with the timeless classics. When I look at my prom dress, I feel a bit embarrassed for all that poof-i-ness! And I DID NOT want that same feeling looking back at my wedding dress.
When I picked my wedding dress, I wanted it to be Audrey Hepburn inspired. Like this Givenchy gown from "Sabrina"
My dress looks nothing like this, but the I choose my dress specifically because of the gold embroidered detailing. I knew that I didn't want an actual white, white dress. The colour just doesn't suit my skin tone. I also wanted a dress that had some colour in it! I still love my dress, and hope I do forever :)
How adorable is this?! Congrats to the newlyweds!