Yes lovelies, I was one of those that set my alarm for 3:50a; I wanted to catch the moment she stepped out of the car at the ceremony site, and I didn't want to miss an ounce of the ceremony itself.
There were so many aspects of the wedding that I swooned over, and many that were so simplistic yet perfect, it gave me chills. Here are my favorite aspects of the Royal Wedding:
Driving Up In Style
I loved the car the family chose to transport Kate Middleton to the Westminster Abbey for the ceremony. It was designed with a see-through roof, allowing all of her excited fans to see her on the way.
I read on Twitter someone saying "Diana and Alexander McQueen are high-fiving in heaven", and I have to believe it's true. But first, let me back up. Maybe it was because there was so much hype about her gown that I was a wee bit disappointed when she first stepped out of the car. But as she continued to walk in that gorgeous barely-there veil, sparkling tiara, and petite bridal bouquet, the dress began to win me over. The bodice of the Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown was literally painted on her- showing off her petite stature. The rest of the dress was just perfect with the amount of fabric and layers, and the entire dress design leaned toward classic with a modern touch. She really was a modern-day Grace Kelly, and I don't think there would be a dress more perfectly suited for the new Dutchess of Cambridge. Something we can say that will come out of this- I think we'll be seeing many more lace-sleeve designs emerging in the near future.
Prince William & Prince Harry
If you were watching as Kate approached her husband-to-be, Harry turned around to sneak a peek, then turned to Will to say "Just wait until you see her". How sweet?
Then comedian Will came out with his remark of "We were supposed to have a small family affair" to Kate and his Father-In-Law. This came, of course, right after the Prince whispered to his bride, "You look beautiful". Even sweeter.
Need I say more? Almost makes me want to be a Brit. The hats are so festive and amazing.
What were your favorite aspects of the Royal Wedding 2011? Decor? Music?