Naturally, we wore our matching Royal Wedding shirts.
This was the whole group: My sister Andrea, my sister Alyssa, Me, Brooke, and my Mom!
We had cake and toasted the happy couple with our favorite, sparkling grape juice (we seriously are obsessed with that stuff).
Now on the the recap!
We watched the arrivals, and that was SO much fun!
I knew that Tara Parker Tomkinson was trying to stand out, but I think she stood out a little too much. Also, if she was going to wear that hat, she should've turned it to the side a bit, in my opinion. The point coming between her eyes was severe.
As if we had any doubt that the Beckhams wouldn't look incredble? Adorable.
Oh, Chelsy Davy. I felt that she looked pretty, but her hair was WAY too casual. It was a really loose, messy bun in back. Word on the street was that she and Harry were off again. If that were true, wouldn't you be polished to the nines to make an impression? I just picture how gorgeous her long hair would've looked down.
Joss Stone was STUNNING! I didn't recognize her at first, and I thought "That girl really knocked it out of the park!" The color, the shape of the hat, everything....just perfect!
I had never seen the fiancee of Prince Albert of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock. She is absolutely gorgeous! And I am crazy about the color gray, so she was big winner for me.
Princess Letizia of Spain was someone else I hadn't seen before. She just looked stunning to me.
Once we saw the arrivals, we saw everyone walking into Westiminster Abbey. I was blown away! The trees!!! I thought it was the most awesome idea. It filled the space but was also so delicate and pretty.
We all got giddy, because all of a sudden the news coverage cut to the car of William and Harry!!! We all got goose bumps and squaled!
Then we saw Pippa! First of all, I have always thought that white attire for attendants is beautiful. I don't care about the protocol here in the States. I think it's beautiful. Honestly, I liked the shape of Pippa's dress but I didn't care for the cowl neck. I thought it was kind of old looking. That, and it reminded me of the 90s because cowl necks were big in the 90s. Of course Pippa looked gorgeous and pulled it off so well! And I really need to start working out with her.
Then....IT WAS TIME. The coverage went to the Goring Hotel, and even the news anchors were giddy. Brooke and I were about to pass out. We hadn't peeked at our phones all morning, and we were so proud of ourselves for not cheating.
This was our very first few of Kate Middleton on her wedding day:
Brooke had predicted some lace on the gown (she was right), and I had predicted that the dress would have something structural, because that's trendy right now. Her bustle in the back was sculptural, so we were both right!
The first words that came out of my mouth were "That's Grace Kelly's dress!!!" When I was getting married, I had found a Priscilla of Boston dress that was similar to Grace Kelly's that I adored. I ended up getting married in June, and the dress I ended up with was more appropriate, but I've always adored long lace sleeves. I knew Kate and I were BFF's.
The ceremony began, and we just inhaled it all. It was stunning. Brooke and I laughed because some random woman (it had to be an official stylist or something) fluffed Kate's train as she was almost all the way down the aisle. Did anyone see that? I also felt that it was such a special time between Kate and her father. The wedding sentiments were beautiful, and I felt like they were very genuine and everyone could understand the thoughts easily. One of my favorite things they said was "Every wedding is a royal wedding," because of Christ. The music was gorgeous, and I downloaded several of the songs. Here are my two favorites, "I Was Glad" and "This is the Day."
It was so neat to see special moments between William and Kate. They truly were (and are) a couple in love.
After the ceremony, we couldn't WAIT to see what the balcony scene would be like! I knew they would kiss, but no one could predict how much they would kiss. I was hoping for an all out dip and kiss situation, just because this is the first (British) royal couple in a LONG time that is actually in love with each other. After William gave Kate the first TINY peck on the lips, we were all deflated. Are you kiding?!? Then, we saw the second one! YAY!
As predicted, after everything was over, we watched the entire thing over again. Then we watched a few specials and recaps, and found articles about the day. This one was particularly fun! I also LOVED reading Kambry's post about what it was like in London during the wedding. It was such an enjoyable day of watching a fairy tale, and it was fascinating to watch the entire spectacle. I've kept lots of souvenir magazines to show Evy when she's older. If she's anything like me, she'll be very interested in what it was like! I couldn't have asked for a more fun experience of watching the wedding, and I do pray that William and Kate live happily ever after!