We held our breaths. We placed bets. We speculated. We gossiped. And now the big day is here and we can see just how Prince William and Catherine Middleton celebrated their special day.
The dress was kept well under wraps and we all spent a long time trying to figure out what style she would go for. Whoever said understated elegance and style, kudos for you. Kate embodied Grace Kelly’s wedding day look and chose to wear a McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton. We saw close fitting Chantilly Lace sleeves, a slightly pleated skirt, simple veil and short train. She wore her hair down but pulled back from the front to frame the beautiful ‘Halo’ tiara, made by Cartier in 1936 and held a discreet bouquet. It was her beauty and poise that captured our hearts.
The flower girls were adorable in white pleated dresses and her Maid of Honour, her sister Pippa, wore a white cowl-necked also designed by Sarah Burton. The flower girls and Maid of Honour’s hair were all adorned with flowers. The pageboys looked fit for a royal occasion in their red and white attire.
Carol Middleton, the MOB, wore a blue Catherine Walker dress and a Jane Corbett hat while Queen Elizabeth II looked regal in a primrose Angela Kelly dress.
Of course there were hundreds and thousands of well-turned out guests, from Tara Palmer-Tompkinson in electric blue to the ever stylish Posh and Becks (who I must say looked incredibly dashing with his medal).
Kate and Wills decked the entryway of Westminster Abbey with beautiful spring trees. The green canopy made a dramatic entryway for the ceremony and Kate ensured that each was local and replantable; we all love a ‘green’ Princess. But it’s not the first time trees have been used inside a wedding venue and it won’t be the last. Sophie Kinsella’s popular novel Shopaholic Ties the Knot saw Rebecca Bloomwood choosing to have a forest recreated at her own wedding, though I think Kate and Wills decided to leave out the animatronics fauna.
If you want to snap up one of the Princes you’re down by one. William spent the entire ceremony looking like the cat who got the cream, and why not? Kate looked beautiful and Twitter was awash with people speculating as to what it was he murmured to her at the alter. Was it “You look beautiful?” OR “You look unbelievable?”
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Prince Harry. He was the first to catch a cheeky glance at Kate as she made her way down the aisle. I wonder if Chelsea will be the next to wed one of our royal boys?
Just waiting for the balcony kiss!
Hope you all enjoyed it as much as me
All photographs from ABC News International.