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Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Royal Wedding Recap

The royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William was watched by millions, and talked about by even more. And of course, we couldn't let this historical wedding pass without writing about it!



The royal event took place at Westminster Abbey in London, with 1900 people in attendance. And everything that we saw was absolutely stunning.


First of all, let's start with all the fabulous hats that were worn. Kate Middleton had the hats designed for her wedding party by famous hat designer Phillip Treacy. The hats, though a little out there, were absolutely amazing.


And of course, there is her wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The dress featured a heart-shaped corset and a flattering but modest v-neck. The veil is held in place by a Cartier halo tiara. Her train was over 6 feet long.

Kate's bouquet carried a mixture of flowers, which each held a special meaning:

Hyacinth- Constancy of love

Ivy- Fidelity; marriage; wedded love; friendship; affection

Lily-of-the-valley- Return of happiness

Myrtle - the emblem of marriage; love.

Sweet William – Gallantry

Westminister Abbey was lined with trees, and featured an alter full of greenery. Among the 900 flowers used for the wedding were azaleas, white lilacs, rhododendron, and wisteria.



Kate's wedding cake was an 8 tiered fruit cake, with 900 sugar-paste flowers. It took five weeks to create, and was made to serve over 650 guests.

Stay tuned for Tracie's upcoming blog on her experience from a viewing party of the Royal Wedding!

photo credits:

http://cdn03.cdnwp.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/29/Royal-Wedding-Hats-8-435x580.jpg

http://www.firstclassfashionista.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Kate-Middleton-Wedding-Dress2.jpg

http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/40742-kate-middletons-royal-wedding-bouquet-all-the-details/1304087029_middleton-bouquet_290.jpg/img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/110429/Royal-cake_320.jpg

~Liz

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