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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Magical Royal Wedding

I'm a bit obsessed with the upcoming royal nuptials of Prince William and Kate. I've always been a fan of the royals since I couldn't sleep one night in 1986 and caught the Prince Andrew - Fergie wedding. I was six years old.

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Image from Frugal Cafe

And then, you know, I practically grew up with Princes William and Harry. I mean, yeah, they live way across the pond and all, but Prince William and I are about the same age and we both went to University. He volunteers, I volunteer. I mean, it could be me marrying him. Except I was already engaged to Mr. Magic, so he had to settle for Kate. She's pretty, I guess.

Just kidding! I think they are soooooooo cute together and of course she is gorgeous! I'm really hoping they can keep their somewhat down to Earth attitude and relationship and really be a cool, happy, Royal and rich couple!

So here's how I imagine the Royal Wedding, Magic Style!

Wills was given a new "appointment" [read: got a promotion] back in January, which calls for a new, different uniform. He'll either be wearing a blue jacket or a red one...but I'm gonna say he's going to wear the red, since that is the uniform for the new honorary gig which the Queen herself approved.

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Hat Not Included / Image via UKate

Sooooo, I predict the bridal party members will be in a royal blue, similar to the color of Kate's engagement dress and engagement ring.

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Image via Music Rooms

Crazily enough, I read several places that Kate might not wear a tiara and instead might wear flowers in her hair. That, frankly, is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. I am wearing a flower in my hair. She is going to be a Princess, or a Duchess, and has access to actual, legitimate tiaras...specifically these tiaras. [Note: She might not be able (by law or tradition or something) to wear a tiara into the church, since she is just a lowly commoner. But she definitely will wear one on the way out!]


Image from People

Apparently, there is also speculation and even bets placed that she might wear the Queen's own tiara, shown here at Princess Anne's wedding in 1973!

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But I wouldn't count on it...the Queen Mum looks pretty attached to it here!
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Image from Colored Diamond

I think for sure Kate will wear her hair down, or at least half down, and will wear one of the smaller, daintier tiaras...nothing too tall. I like the middle one in the previous image the best!

As for the cake, we know from obsessively reading royal wedding blogs that they will have two cakes - one a traditional multi-leveled fruit cake (gross...maybe a "fruit cake" means something different in their language?) and one a cookie cake, requested specifically by Wills. I think the main cake will have five tiers and the cookie cake will resemble this!
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 Image from Mrs. Fields

The ceremony will be seventy minutes long, and she will walk down the aisle to something orchestral that I am not familiar with. I think her bouquet will be made of roses with classic touches from both Britain and Wales (although I have no idea what those individualized classic touches are...myrtle? heather?).

And finally, Kate's dress. I predict she is going to wear a dress that shows off her figure, especially her tiny waist, but still has a full skirt. Her dress will have sleeves but I can't decide between 3/4 length sleeves or full sleeves. Her designer will be Sophie Cranston at Libelula...I read that several places, including here, and I like it that she goes with a relative unknown. She'll have a ten foot long train and cathedral veil of the same length.

 Monique Lhuillier
Gown sketch by Monique Lhuillier via Shine

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Gown Sketch by Alberta Feretti via Marquis of Fashion

And even though I have heard that Wills and Kate want Beyonce and Jay-Z to perform at their rockin'night reception, I think there is a snowball's chance in hell of that actually being true...or happening.

What do you think of my Magical Royal Wedding?

1 comment:

  1. I like your (royal) style! Seriously can't wait to see what Kate will look like.. I hope she does the tiara, as well!

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