It’s stuff made of fairy tales – like Disney himself orchestrated the day. The big day for William and Kate was finally here. And the world watched as they made their way to church, made their vows, exchanged rings (well one anyway) and became Man and Wife. Awwwwwww I hear you say in unison.
I love a good wedding. Weddings by their nature are celebrations of love. And while I didn’t think it would happen, I was totally drawn in to the coverage on the telly as the guests arrived, I couldn’t wait to see “the” dress, and really enjoyed the pomp and ceremony that for some reason us Brits do so well. Yes so this was an expensive day to put on – but look at the tourism and revenue it brought the country as a result. And who can resist an event that makes so many people smile so much?!
Getting married is a personal commitment to each other – and I have to say I do see that deep love in the couple’s eyes. I wish them all the happiness in the world. I hope they can look back on today and smile, remembering all the fine details that were so carefully planned. While they are a Royal couple and therefore their lives are public ones, they are also a modern loving couple who are with any luck doing this for the right reasons.
What was the image of the day for you? Ok so I wasn’t blogging from the wedding (my invite got lost in the post perhaps?!), but these two pictures from the BBC coverage are ones I will remember…
The first shows the pomp and the extravagance of the occasion. The amazing sight of Westminster Abbey – including the trees – as the Bridal party make their way down the aisle.
The second is of a little moment that I think shows that this couple are indeed in love… William says “you look beautiful” to Catherine as she arrives by his side at the Altar. Awww.
So whatever you made of today’s events in London – whether you were drawn into the whole ceremony or not – I hope that you at least join with me in wishing the happy couple all the best for whatever happens next in their lives. A round of applause for them!