“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
— St. Catherine of Siena
10. The Maple Trees – Sign of commitment. They will be re-planted after the wedding. What a great way to start out a new life, by giving life back to Mother Earth.
9. Car Vs. Carriage I love that Kate choose to ride to the ceremony in a car, and leave in the carriage with William. A commoner to A Princess!!
8. The Prince’s Wardrobe choice: William, Harry, and Prince Charles will all don Military Uniforms. (Which is a nod to not only their service, but also those who are serving currently in Afghanistan.)
- William’s uniform features a red tunic, a forage cap, a gold and crimson sash and gold sword slings, though he will be without a sword. He will complete his look with the Garter Sash with the Wings of the Royal Air Force, the Garter Star and the Golden Jubilee Medal.
- William’s brother and best man, Prince Harry, will also wear military attire for the royal event. He will wear the uniform of a Captain of the Household Cavalry, known as the Blues and Royals, with a forage cap. He will also wear aiguillettes, a cross-belt and gold waist belt with sword slings, but no sword.
- Meanwhile, their father, Prince Charles, will sport a Royal Navy Number One dress (a ceremonial suit), complete with a sword. Via CNN.com
7. The Bouquet – So simple, and I love the Sprig of Myrtle tradition.
- Kate Middleton will incorporate royal tradition dating back to the 19th century with Queen Victoria – “a sprig of myrtle from the tree that still grows today in Victoria’s personal garden at her palace by the sea, Osborne House at Isle of Wight.”
- Once called the nosegay or tussie mussie, the bridal bouquet rose in popularity during Queen Victoria’s reign. In the Victorian era, it became customary for brides to save a sprig of myrtle or ivy from the bridal bouquet and plant it to be used for generations to come.
- Queen Victoria planted the fragrant myrtle and all royal brides in her family, including Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana of Wales, have carried a sprig of myrtle on their wedding day.
- Kate Middleton will embrace the royal wedding tradition with her bridal bouquet. Sources say she will also place her nose gay on the Unknown Warrior’s grave in Westminster Abbey, just as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana did.
- “In ancient Hebrew times, myrtle was a symbol of marriage. As a Victorian symbol, myrtle symbolizes fidelity and is thought to bring good luck – an emblem of everlasting love, marital bliss, and desire,” wrote Kenzy England. Via
6. The Crowds. – Just amazing. What a wonderful day to be British.
5. David Beckham – Um, do I really need to explain this one? And did you hear – Victoria was wearing CUSTOM made Christian Louboutins! Sir Elton and his husband also looked very Royal.
4. Pippa’s Bridesmaid dress/The Flower-Girls and Pageboys.
Pippa looked just stunning. Just love it!!
3. The HATS!! I am adding to my bucket list my desire to go to London and pick out a one of a kind gorgeous hat from a tiny hat shop!
I also LOVED the Queen’s Bright Yellow Outfit!!
I of course had to throw my “hat into the ring” and put mine on too!
2. The Dress Designed by Sarah Burton. No words. Timeless, Beautiful, and Classic.
1. The Vows/Exchanging of Rings
CONGRATULATIONS William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Such a beautiful and timeless wedding.
**all pictures were taken off my TV screen – as I stayed up and watched the wedding live! Thanks CNN.
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