Sunday, April 24, 2011
Royal Wedding Bells
I admit it, I tuned into Lifetime's "William and Kate" movie last week (a bit of a mistake)- but I was trying to gear up for the big wedding on April 29th! Over the course of this past week, I asked a variety of people if they remember the 1981 wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and each time I heard a story of families coming together to watch and experience the fairy tale.
I was a little too young to remember the big day for Diana, but I do vividly recall her death in 1997. It was an incredibly sad day, and probably unbearable for her sons.
But with the wedding of William and Kate (Catherine) later this week, I thought it would be appropriate to post a few things I'm curious about for the big event...fashion related, of course :)
The Dress: Everyone wants to know whether she'll go classy and figure flattering, or more princess-like...my bet is on a more form fitting dress with an eye toward detail. She's a woman of fashion, after all.
The Hairdo/Make-up: I'm actually curious to see if she wears her hair up or down. I tend to appreciate when brides look like the best version of themselves on their wedding, not an impostor with crazy hair and make-up. Kate is often shown with her classic blown out do, sleek and full of volume. (how great does she look below?!) I'd hate to see it too harsh or sleek.
The Shoes: I have to believe she's thinking about comfort (walking down the aisle of Westminster Abbey is something ridiculous like 100 feet?). But let's hope the princess is considering two pairs: one for the ceremony and one to dance in!
The Veil & Train: Princess Diana's were recorded at 25 feet long- wow! I would bargain that Kate will want to fill the aisle space similarly, but again, I'm thinking classy, not frumpy.
And if you're just itching to be there (if you're not among the 2,000 invited guests), I heard there's an Abbey 3D app so you can experience the walk down the aisle from the Great West Door....so cool! I know my sister (who shares her birthday with this royal experience) will be excited about that :)
May they have many beautiful years together.