Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding

Some could stand not to watch the Royal Wedding, however I woke at midnight, unable to sleep.  Giddily began watching the live coverage PST in California at 2:15 a.m.  In past lives have wished to be a wedding coordinator (have done work in this capacity), and fashion designer (have only done personal work in this capacity).  When the engagement of Prince William of Wales to Kate Middleton was announced, immediately my wheels began turning about what she would wear.

Certainly she would not use her usual style for the wedding--this dress will be viewed hundreds of years from now.  Therefore it could not scream 2011.  Thought if she knew about the scope of history, and the part she might play, then she should go back to historical Royal Wedding dresses and modernize to suit her tastes (it could not be 100% her tastes alone).  A month before the wedding I sketched this dress (mixing some of today's fashion elements with vintage R.W. dresses).  Told my husband a few hours before the wedding, thought that Kate would wear ivory/off white (after all, the couple were together nine years before they were married).
When her dress was finally viewed just before 3 a.m., was happily surprised I had some of the elements correct.  Since Princess Grace of Monaco's wedding dress is widely considered the #1 Royal Wedding dress of all time, thought that Kate might try to do it better.  Again, good educated guess.  Catherine Middleton did a good job, and doubt that she could have done better--she looked beautiful.  Believe she is a close second, but did not knock Princess Grace from her #1 spot.

The Royal Wedding cake was pure perfection.  My South African boss said it is tradition to save the top layer of cake for the first-born's baptism, and the second to the top layer for the first wedding anniversary.  Thought those are sweet notions.
Worked Friday after watching the Royal Wedding followed by a couple of hours of sleep (though spent much of the day discussing the royal wedding with coworkers).
Groom's Chocolate Biscuit Cake

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