The Big Day

May 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

So, the 29th April came and went and by the end when tears had been shed and parties had, a glimmer of pride remained in the eyes of all who watched and celebrated the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

It’s 9:30 and the majority of the UK who are lucky enough to have the day off school or work are starting to get ready for the day with the either Huw Edwards or Phillip Scofield talking through the proceedings as an array of guests arrive at Westminster Abbey. The Beckham’s and Elton John and David Furnish can be spied within the crowd along with other celebs and Royal faces, some in questionable outfits, some in spot on attire.

Others who bravely camped out in London overnight take their positions around London, hoping to get a glimpse of the wedding procession. At 10:15 chants can be heard outside Clarence House ‘We Want Wills’, around two minutes later Price William and Prince Harry Emerge, William wearing the uniform of Colonel in The Irish Guards. They both coolly wave at the crowds, looking calm as the frantic crowds scream  for them.

At 10:30 Carol and James Middleton arrive, Carol in ice blue (an instant hit with fashion commentators) and James in tails. They both looked excited as they walk into the Abbey. Then at around 10:50, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…..

Catherine and her Father, Micheal, emerge from the hotel and we get the first glimpse of the delicate laced sleeves of her Sarah Burton gown. She looks collected and excited, Micheal looking the same and waves to the crowds. Her natural make-up and romantic half-up-half-down hair is stunning.

After a glimpse of the Queen in sunny yellow, Pippa Middleton looking equally beautiful as her sister, arrives with the bridesmaids and paige boys. Then the iconic image of Catherine emerging from the car and the gown in profile as she waves to the crowds around her. Her gown is perfect, and she looked every bit a Princess. The Middleton’s looked on during the ceremony, just a family watching their girl marry the man she loves and start a family of her own. For those watching at home or on a big screen in Hyde Park it was an overwhelming ceremony to witness.

The Balcony Kiss was then the last part of day before the general public left the guest list and the couple could enjoy their day with loved ones. The rest of us then proceeded to have street parties or BBQs to celebrate a day to be proud. For me this was a lovely BBQ in the back garden with university friends and making a very British Banoffee Pie, another moment of great pride.

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