Good morning! For those of you who slumbered through the Royal Wedding last night (or maybe, like us, you haven’t been to bed yet!), here’s a quick update of the play-by-play reactions and the insane, fun and funny comments from our virtual Royal Watching party with Seattle Bride magazine.
Let’s get this out of the way: the dress was incredible. The dress designer, which had been kept under wraps was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, and the first glimpses revealed a deep v-neckline and demure lace sleeves, her gorgeous chesnut hair worn down and pulled back by a tiara loaned to her by the Queen. Of course, Middleton’s confection was finished with a train, though not of the epic proportions of Diana’s. I’ve heard very few dissenting opinions, the verdict seems to be it was classic, timeless, elegant, and oh so very Grace Kelly.
Of course the pomp and circumstance started with the non-royal guests followed by the royals, all of whom took the unspoken ‘decadent hat challenge’ to new levels. These were serious hats, ornate and decadent. I’ll hunt down a slideshow link as I find one this morning.
And boy did people love talking about the hats, in fact the sheer amount of people online on Facebook and Twitter was amazing (even more amazing that we didn’t break the internet!, read the full chatter here), so I’m going to leave you with the best chatter for now—because kids, the bed is calling to me now that the William and Kate are officially man and wife.
ON THE GUESTS ARRIVALS, WHICH INCLUDED CELEBS LIKE ELTON JOHN AND THE BECKHAMS:
1:30 a.m. PST Seattle Bride Magazine Ooh, there's going to be a debate over Posh's hat. I'm going to say, it looks dangerous. Thoughts?
Elizabeth Tveit: I like the color of Posh’s hat but the ‘dna’ strand and snow flake coming off of it, not so much
Lindsey Otta Wouldn't expect anything less from Posh Spice.
1:45 a.m. PST Seattle Bride Magazine I, um, Elton's entrance seemed so demure. Where are the rose-colored specs? A paisley tie? Something?
Marya Purrington can't go too crazy in front of the Queen!
2:00 a.m. PST Seattle Bride Magazine Okay, he is h-o-t-t still, but Becks couldn't have shaved today of all days? For #royalwedding??
Serephine I didn't notice- I was too blinded by the hotness
THE BRIDAL PARTY ARRIVES
Seattle Bride Magazine The brother princes arrive!!! Cute! (Anyone know what kind of car that is? Bentley?) As someone who got up to watch Princess Di's wedding and a mom of 2 boys, I am feeling a big pang for Di missing her son's wedding. @rachelhartrios
Seattle Bride Magazine Ah, Kate's mother looks lovely; demure; classic and polished
@SureshBeauty Kate's brother looks a lot like her! Wow! Mom looks lovely, love powder blue on brunettes. Beautiful & complimentary
@taylordevents Jennifer Taylor Oh yea.. princess Eugenie hat looks like a tella tubby - YES Yellow for the queen
THE DRESS, THE DRESS
3 a.m. PST Seattle Bride Magazine Wow, there are hardly words to describe how lovely she looks, just gorgeous, classic- and not going to lie, what I expected
@SureshBeauty Kate!! OMG!!!! Veiled to death & loving it!! That lace!!! Hair down. Small bouquet. I'm about to faint.
DURING THE CEREMONY
@KathyEStudio KathyEvansBeauty omg Harry's crying and will just looked at Kate and said you look beautiful! awwwwww there was no mistaking that!
Seattle Bride Magazine Thinking that Pippa's dress might actually be the runway knockoff for bridal gowns this season. @rachelhartrios
@FioreBlossoms So beautiful and totally worth a sleepless night! Such tradition. Lace! Sarah Burton.
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