Friday, April 29, 2011

The All-Nighter Royal Wedding

Where I live, the Royal Wedding ceremony aired at 5 am sharp, the arrivals started at 3 am and coverage even started as early as 1 am. I decided this was going to be a night where an all-nighter was all-necessary. And it definitely was! With my Macbook on my lap and my Blackberry in hand --- my night (and morning) was documented every step of the way!

Strawberries and chai tea were my go-to snack. English Breakfast tea would have been more appropriate but I desperately needed the Chai for the caffeine!

For channel choice, I contemplated between CNN and BBC America. With a very entertaining panel including: Piers Morgan, Cat Deely, Anderson Cooper, Richard Quest, Becky Anderson and appearances from Hamish Bowles and Vera Wang, everyone who choose CNN definitely made the right choice! They did an excellent job!

When she stepped out of the car and you could hear the whole world gasp

This was the moment the dress was finally revealed! I'm no fashion expert but Catherine's (yes, I just referred to her as Catherine and not Kate!) is absolutely spectacular. Although reminiscent to Grace Kelly's wedding dress, Catherine's dress is a far more modern take and the dress's silhouette compliments her figure perfectly. I love love love the v-neck touch - if it were boat neck or scoop neck, I think she would have looked a bit stuffy. Bravo Sarah Burton! I'm extremely impressed by Catherine's choice in designer as well, every choice she makes is creating fashion history!

The hair half-up, the make-up, the earrings from her parents...perfection.

I loved it when a huge grin formed on the world's face that very moment when we could all read William's lips say "You Look Beautiful."

I don't really want to bring up that awkward moment when we thought the ring wasn't going to fit...let's pretend that didn't happen. It makes me uncomfortable just thinking about it.

Congratulations on getting all your lines right Catherine! I don't know how you did it, everyone else would have definitely messed up his name, I mean come on, who has four first names!
William Phillip Arthur Louis?
William Louis Phillip Arthur?
William Arthur Phillip Louis?
(I just checked, it's the last one!)

I absolutely loved this - what was suppose to be a serious - moment, when William made eye contact with someone and cracked a cheeky smile!

Hearing the crowds roar as William and Catherine made their introduction to the world as a married couple was a moment I'll always remember.

Finally, the moment the whole world was waiting for!
By the way, did anyone watching see that about 20 minutes before William and Catherine came out on the balcony, a man very resemblant to William peered behind the curtain???

The SECOND kiss!!!
I'm sure you already witnessed William and Catherine's double kiss but I just want to emphasize how their decision to do that, shows the world that a new generation in the British monarchy is about to takeover and they don't care what people think, how refreshing!


Well, those very amateur photographs of my television screen (taken on my Blackberry) summarize the royal wedding from sophiesmonde! I realize they're sort of pathetic but having something that personally reminds you of a day as memorable as this one, will allow the emotions you felt to stay with you forever!

Post-Royal Wedding Notes:

Kate's evening gown, also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen looks like every little girl's dream dress!
The whole day was truly a fairytale.


I have mixed feelings about Pippa's dress being white, I understand that it's traditional to have the bridesmaid's dress compliment the bride's dress, but I just think it's a little strange to have two white dresses side by side! She definitely didn't steal any of Kate's thunder and played the role of sister of the bride very politely, if I may say so.
Harry looked absolutely divine. Although his hair looked a little damp and uncombed, his I-just-got-out-of-bed look works for him, actually, everything works for him.
what is this new awkward-but-cute chemistry forming between the brother of the groom and the sister of the bride...although I would love see it happen, it's a bit too Disney channel and I really do not want anything to take away from Catherine's fairytale. I'm not picking sides or anything, but at the end of the day, it's really all about Catherine. And not to sound rude but Pippa, how did you get to so pretty all of a sudden?

I've been playing this video of Paul Mealor's Ubis Caritas Et Amor allllll day.
I can't stop getting goosebumps:

I'm not quite sure what the do with myself anymore, I simply cannot get enough!
The scenes shown of the millions of people gathered in the streets of London made me feel proud, and I'm not even a wee bit British. It's nice for the world to unify, even just for one day to watch a fairytale become reality.

...and there's nothing wrong with living in a fairytale,

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