My alarm went off this morning at 5:50 exactly. I rolled out of bed, and flipped on the signal light. Once the light was on the neighborhood girls all in our PJ’s gathered to watch “The Royal Wedding.” A group composed of past brides, soon to be brides, news producer, wedding blogger, mothers, daughters and die hard romantics all in one room to comment and judge the royal wedding. The brief synopsis…loving and perfect. From Kate’s flawless look to Pippa’s breathtaking bridesmaid dress to the couples loving gazes it was all perfect. Here is my wedding top 5 countdown. Feel free to send us your top 5 and we will put them up.(Info@AnneBarge.com)
5. The Queen – Being an American we don’t have the formality and pageantry that goes along with a royal family. At the head of the British royal family is the Queen. I adored her happy yellow ensemble, and I loved seeing her in the role of “Grandmother”. It’s always a pleasure to see Her Royal Highness.
Image USA Today
4.The Hats – Besides the Kentucky Derby, where do you see hats like the ones worn today? They came in colors ranging from coral to navy, and they were adorned with feathers, horse-hair and trims. Every woman had an original hat well matched to their ensemble, and all the women looked perfectly British. Plus, whoever thought of the headband hat was a sheer genius. I think perhaps I shall wear one to the next wedding I attend (Sorry whoever sits behind me!)
Joss Stone USA Today
Lady Frederick Winsor USA Today
3. Pippa – The surprise of the morning would have to be Pippa’s look. She looked amazing in a white silk crepe floor length bridesmaid dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The cowl neckline had peeks of lace and it fit her to a T. She looked amazing, and better than her dress was the joy on her face for her sister. Love, love, love!
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2. “The Dress” – Kate Middleton (now Her Royal Highness) looked amazing in her dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. I loved everything about it, but what really threw me over the edge was it’s dedication to it’s country. The lace was handmade by The Royal School of Needlework based at Hampton Court, and it incorporated a rose, daffodil, thistle and shamrock design. The fabric was sourced and supplied by British companies, and the design was created with inspiration from fashion history. The gown perfectly embodied the history of the country while ushering in the new tradition. It was flawless and truly emphasized Kate herself.
Image from CBS
1. The love the couple displayed – I couldn’t help but get wrapped up in the romance of the morning. I remember clearly how nervous I was on my wedding day,and the calm that came over me the second I laid eyes on my soon to be husband. It really touched me when she arrived at the alter and Prince William said something that made her giggle. That’s love. Throughout the ceremony, carriage ride and kiss the couple looked exuberant. They looked truly in love and truly happy to be each other’s. I think everyone watching would agree the wedding was a union of two people in love. I think they just might make it!
The First Kiss – USA Today
What are your top 5? Email them to us at info@AnneBarge.com and we will post them for all to see!