Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal Wedding

I honestly didn't care much about the Royal Wedding before it all went down.
True, I was excited about the dress, but other then that I was pretty ambivalent about it all.
However, Thursday was Steve Carell's (and his character Michael Scott's) night on the office- and that I DID care about.
Having grown quite close to the show over the years, I cried. A Lot.

In fact, I was so sad that I couldn't really sleep.
So I got up and was doodling on Youtube, when I realized that the Royal Wedding was on.
Of course, once you start to watch, there is no way you can stop.
Especially after a dress like that.
Designed by Sara Burton for Alexander McQueen,
According to the Official Website of the British Monarchy (LOL I know...):

The lace appliqué for the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. The lace design was hand-engineered (appliquéd) using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which originated in Ireland in the 1820s.

Individual flowers have been hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a unique and organic design, which incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock.

Hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace has been used throughout the bodice and skirt.

The dress is made with ivory and white satin gazar. The skirt echoes an opening flower, with white satin gazar arches and pleats. The train measures two metres 70 centimetres. The back is finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops.

Beyond perfect- it suited the occasion, and she was positively radiant.
Add to that a hairdo by James Pryce and Richard Ward, a soft tulle veil held in place by a Cartier tiara, custom made earrings by Robinson Pelham, handmade Alexander McQueen heels, a castle, and a prince, and you get a fairytale.
She really did look like a princess.
I feel like a totaly cliche, but I am utterly obsessed with her now!
say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.
It has to be said that she is unfairly beautiful naturally
(as are the rest of the females in her family... damn genes...)
Sister Pippa Middleton (amazing name...)
Mom Carole Middleton
But regardless of natures blessings, she knocked it out of the park with the makeup.
The smoky eye and matching flushed pink cheeks did exactly what bridal makeup is supposed to do- look like everyday you, but better.
I actually did a little dance, she was so pretty and I was so overcome with happiness!

As for the rest of the wedding, I found it lovely but very formal.
Mostly I just wanted to steal Prince Harry because he is adorable. Ginger!
Oh! and the bridesmaids and pages were PRECIOUS.
Besides her grand entrance, the next best part was watching them do their vows.
Because, really, thats what the whole thing was about- their marriage!
Plus, Prince William (or, as he is known now, the Duke of Cambridge)
was making the cutest, trying-not-to-smile face the whole time.

After the official affair, Miss Cinderella donned another Sara Burton dress
for the reception at Buckingham Palace.
Well, thanks to the Office and the British Monarchy
It's always nice to celebrate the wonderful things in life.
What did you all think?

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