4.29.2011

Fairy Tales Do Come True

When my alarm went off at 2:55AM, I didn't think I was going to wake up. But even in a state of sleep, that nagging thought of regret found my mind and urged me to turn on the television. I'm so happy I did. I tuned in just as Kate was pulling up with her father, taking a quick second to gather her thoughts before she stepped out of that car as a commoner for her last time. The public gathered outside of Westminster Abbey went wild. She looked stunning in her Alexander McQueen design, implemented by Sarah Burton. Although many thought her dress would be exceedingly simple, Kate added just enough elegance for her wedding with a modern neckline, lace sleeves, a 9 foot train, the Queen's tiara underneath a shimmering veil, and diamond earrings from her parents. Her long walk among the green trees towards the alter, Kate maintained the poise of a true princess.

As Prince William tried in earnest to keep his eyes straight ahead, Charles was the first to pass along the news of the bride's flawless appearance. William was the last to see the dress but definitely the most taken away. Then as the ceremony was taken away, beautiful songs and speeches were given on the couples behalf as they were pronounced man and wife. The Bishop of London's speech was the most intimate and modern, offering words of wisdom and reminding us that "every wedding is a royal wedding with the bride and groom as king and queen of creation, making a new life together so that life can flow through them into the future."

With bells ringing for three hours afterwards, the Royal Wedding was nothing short of its hype. A modern fairy tale with the transformation from commoner to princess, but not without a sense of true newlywed bliss. Congratulations Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
















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