Monday, May 2, 2011

flowers!

Happy Monday and happy Royal Wedding weekend! I will admit that I was totally and completely obsessed with the Royal Wedding. I was up at 4:30am on Friday watching, while having crumpets with jam and English Breakfast tea! Seemed appropriate, eh? I went to work, but had my dvr recording all day, so when I got home Friday night, I watched what I hadn't seen (double kiss! swoon!) and then watched the recaps and then watched more on Saturday.



I won't post tons of photos, because you've all seen them, I'm sure, and I don't have anything overly creative to say that hasn't already been said! I thought that Kate looked amazing and I loved her dress. I loved her simple hair and that she did her makeup herself. I loved that Prince Harry turned around and snuck a peek while she walked up the isle with her father and I loved that Prince William whispered "you look stunning, babe" to her when she reached the alter. I loved Pippa's dress and I loved the little bridesmaids. I loved the Queen's yellow and I even loved Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie's fascinators! I loved that when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took off in the carriage, she turned to him and said "I am so happy." I loved all of the little looks that they shared throughout the day.



Swoon.



I also really loved this photo, which I hadn't seen a close up of.




Kate's bouquet!






I found the photo on people.com and they had this description, which I really love-



Symbolism was key in the small bouquet Catherine carried, designed for her by Shane Connolly. In addition to the flower sweet William, the bouquet included lily-of-the-valley (for return of happiness), hyacinth (constancy of love) and ivy (for fidelity, marriage and affection). Also key to the arrangement were stems from plants grown from sprigs of the bridal bouquets of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.




Love this, love love love it. I don't know a great deal about flowers and their meanings, but I am interested in learning a bit now! My mother carried ivy in her bouquet when marrying my father, and now I wonder if she knew about these meanings behind it! I'd love to incorporate something like this into my eventual wedding, I think. Makes it so special.




Did you watch the Royal Wedding? Did you love every minute of it?

5 comments:

Tara Anderson said...

It was a BEAUTIFUL wedding, and I especially love the bouquet after this post! Thanks for sharing the info! :)

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

sweet williams?? what a great touch :)

eas said...

thanks for sharing the fun info on the bouquet. loved every bit of that sweet wedding. i can only imagine how big their smiles are right now :)

Shoshanah said...

I loved it! Although I have to say it's a little disappointing it's all over now. What's there to look forward to now? I guess we'll have to start the royal baby bump watch!

Jules said...

I’ve been catching up online and through everyone’s blogs. I was on vacation for the Royal Wedding and so bummed I missed the coverage. They aired it on our cruise ship, but I slept through it since it was vacation ;) Kate looked stunning and I keep hearing about the double kiss. So cute!