So here is a little Coles Notes recap of my thoughts from the big day!
1. The Dress
Where else are you going to start. Since the day they announced their engagement it has been on everyone’s mind who will design Kate’s dress, and what will it look like? I knew all along she would pick a British designer as it would be the right thing to do, and I really hope that she would pick my favorite designer Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to do the design. Well my wish came true.
The dress was…. OK. It was a perfectly fine dress, fit her like a glove. However, I can’t be a bit under whelmed by it all. Compared to Diana’s dress, it looks like it came from the bargain rack. There was no drama, no wow factor, and that is what McQueen is all about.
2. The Bouquet
Along with a dramatic gown, I was really hoping Kate would hold an amazing bouquet of flowers. Instead, we were treated to something that looked like she had picked it out of a field on the way to the church.
Later I learned this little piece of information:
The flower meanings in the bouquet are:
• Lily of the valley – Return of happiness
• Sweet William – Gallantry
• Hyacinth – Constancy of love
• Ivy – Fidelity; marriage; wedded love; friendship; affection
• Myrtle – The emblem of marriage; love
3. The Jewelry
Middleton wore a tiara belonging to the Queen herself. The Cartier “halo” tiara was made in 1936 and given to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday as a gift from her mother. She also dawned small white gold and diamond earrings. A far departure from the rumors that she would be raiding Diana’s jewelry box for the special day.
4. The Guests
I will let the photos do the speaking here. But man there were some great dressed people at this event. I have to say the Beckham’s blew everyone else away though.