Friday, April 29, 2011

Prince William and Princess Kate's Magical Day


The happy couple

Associated Press image
 I might be English, but no, I didn't get up at 3 a.m. (Canadian time) to watch the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I have  recorded it and will savour every detail later. I did wake up in time for the church service and enjoyed that over breakfast.

I admit I love the pageantry and the Brits certainly know how to do it right. Kate's dress was perfect. it suited her figure, was elegant and not overdone. I loved the length of the train, which could have gone way over the top and been halfway down the abbey.

I saw the lace sleeves and said "glory hallelujah!" Sleeves will now be back in style for brides at long last. So much more comfortable than strapless, let's face it. The buttons at the back were classic. I have yet to see a close up on the embroidery on the skirt, but I hear it was done by the Royal School of Needlework. It warms my heart to hear traditional skills still being used and honoured. I read Kate chose Alexander McQueen's studio for their mastery of craftsmanship. (That should read "womanship.")

The little bridesmaids dresses echoed the bride and that was a nice touch. The pleats really gave a full skirt without massive bulk at the waist. and the same was true for the bridesmaids.



Photo by Getty images

Kate's sister, Pippa, looked very elegant in her dress. It flattered her and the white was perfect. I was a bit leery when I saw the draped cowl neckline, but it was obviously under control. Way back when, women used to attach a peg of some sort to the cowl and tuck it in their bra, so it wouldn't drift when they bent over. Cool trick and worth remembering.

What did you think of it all?

Naturally, William looked smart in his uniform, but it wasn't all about him, was it? It was about the commoner marrying the Prince with the Queen's blessing. The fairytale dream come true. Long may it last, in blessed happiness.

1 comment:

Sue said...

It was a beautiful Royal wedding. I thought Princess Katherine's gown elegant and just right for her. Very classic yet modern. You can't beat a Prince in military uniform! I was happy also to see sleeves on the bridal gown. Not everyone can go strapless. The sheerness of the lace was very elegant and very reminiscent of Grace Kelly's era.