Friday, 29 April 2011

The Royal Wedding In Photos


Welcome back to all things
British and Modern Country
sublimely rolled into one delicious day.

Oh my, oh my, oh my. I cried. Yes, I did.
And more than once.

At the wonder of marriage.


At the solemnity before God.


At a whole country coming together.


At the national anthem.


At the balcony kisses.


I marvelled at the beautiful dress.
 I should point out that we have moved on from my blubbing list.
It was designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
I love its combination of modesty and majesty.


I soaked up every minute of the British pageantry.


That is quite some train, is it not?


The joy of the occasion was palpable.
The bride looked utterly radiant.


And the couple looked thrilled to be together.


I wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
a long and happy life together.




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55 comments :

American in Bath said...

I do love that they seem to really love one another. I was busy playing kitchen with my nephew. Thanks for the highlights!

Chris said...

Oh my. I was asleep when all this happened...and your post is the first news I've seen! What fun. I hope they are truly happy. I hope you, dear Sarah, are having a scrumptious time, too. Happy thoughts your way!

Dawna said...

I too was asleep..woke up briefly at about 3:30 am, but rolled over and stayed under the warm covers!! Thanks for posting these great pictures, they are a very beautiful couple, her dress is perfect and is definately "her"....hope you can catch your breath now :)

High Street Cottage said...

Beautiful, to think I slept while all this took place. Such a nice post to wake up to. xxx tami

Susan T said...

You have some scrumptious shots there Sarah. Wasn't it great - Harry will have to get a move on then we can have another one!

Have a great long weekend.

Sue xx

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Sarah, Gorgeous wedding pics. (I did that too) Shhhh. Beautiful bride and handsome groom, wonderful wedding, and that crowd on the Mall!! It was all so lovely and as I told you on Facebook I watched it all from 5:00A.M. here in New Brunswick, Canada. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings, Pamela

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Thank you! These are actually the first pictures of the wedding I've seen. I love how simple and pretty (yet elegant) her dress is, and the fact that they actually look happy and loving.

Low Tide High Style said...

I cried too, which is so unlike me! But it was a beautiful day and a beautiful couple! Thanks for the pictures to help me relive this memorable day!

Kat :)

Misty ~ Not an Empty Room ~ said...

aww, beautiful. I have not been following along in the news, but you have interested me in it. Thank you for the update. She is beautiful. Wishing them the best!
xx
misty

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

I watched it with Kennedy this morning before she went to school and she was GLUED to the TV. Refused to look away. We loved the whole thing! So impressed with you for having a whole post written about it already!

Teacup Moments said...

Sarah, thank you so much for the recap. I've yet to go on BBC to watch the videos but I thought I'd come here first. A great day for British pride isn't it? Anglophiles everywhere are cheering today! :)

A Vintage Green said...

Beautiful. Loved it that you posted all those pictures.
- Joy

Our Country Bungalow said...

After reading your blog this past week, and with coaxing from my 14yo daughter, I set the alarm and got up at 4 (just like I did at her age for Charles & Di). And we watched the whole thing.
I thought it was all beautiful. The happy couple, the abbey, the reading, the national pride - all worth watching.
And my goodness, she was lovely.
~cathy

Carla @ Hammers and High Heels said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you for posting them. I am at work today and didn't get up early to see everything happening here in the US. I am just dying to see more photos and videos of the wedding! Her dress did not disappoint, I was hoping she would go for that classic Grace Kelly style and she did, so so so gorgeous! Ugh, I love it!

Julia said...

Lovely post, and nice to see pics of that gorgeous dress again - my goodness didn't she look amazing? Their happiness was so evident and moving, you couldn't help but be swept up by the energy of it all - wonderful!

Julia x

lisaroyhandbags said...

Beautiful pics!! She was gorgeous wasn't she? So graceful. And Will, that blushing cutie. It was a truly magical event, watching a Princess in the making. What a happy day! :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Beautiful post my friend! They make such a lovely couple. Her dress was spectacular! I wish them all the happiness two can share! I bet there is a lot of laughter and excitement in your country today.
Have a wonderful weekend, Sarah Sarah!
XOXOXO
~M

SarahB said...

Glad I'm not the only one that cried!!

Gorgeous....

S x

It's me said...

Owwww...it was so so beautiful !!.......i have enjoy it !! nice weekend....love Ria...xxx...

2littlehooligans said...

thanks:)

Erin S. said...

I posted about this today, too. The Anglophile (and the wedding lover) in me could not be contained! I must admit I shed a tear or two, as well :). Loved your take on it, Sarah!

Little Leslie said...

It was beautiful and modest. I applaud them for not having an ostentatious wedding in these hard economic times. IT was very modern and responsible in thinking.
Just think of how much money it would have cost the taxpayers for security of a large bridal party.

Queen Elizabeth looked good, with Prince Philip.

I loved the kids, too.

Indie.Tea said...

They look very sweet, for such glamorous people. And it looks like it would been so much to be there!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

She was beyond gorgeous. Her gown choice was absolutely perfect.

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

I loved every minute of it--even at 4:30 a.m.! I think they looked so happy together, and I wish them a long and happy marriage.

Room Seventeen said...

I love royal weddings! The swedish Victoria and Daniel, our Dutch Maxima and Alexander. Prince Albert plans to marry Charlene Wittstock this summer, but this couple is not my cup of tea. By the way, have you seen the Royal Room Seventeen Wedding Suite??

Crafters Window said...

Hey Sarah, don't you think Pippa and Harry are cute together? LOL

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

absolutely LOVED EVERY MINUTE, Sarah!!! it was thrilling and dreamy and romantic, and i couldn't take my eyes off wils.

Kate's dress was so Grace Kelley and classically beautiful.

have a glorious weekend, my friend.

michele

Lydia said...

I LOVED the wedding. Even though it would only work for who it was and where it was, Or maybe, that is why it worked.

God bless them and may they forgive us who will never understand the ladies wearing bird nests on their heads):-

món cosit a mà said...

lovely pictures, lovely wedding..

món cosit a mà said...

lovely pictures, lovely wedding..

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I loved every second of it! XOL

bj said...

I watched it from start to finish (recorded it and watched the next morning) and enjoyed it every bit. It was so much more meaningful than Will's dad and mom's wedding. In this one, you could feel the love. In the other wedding, not so much.
I pray THIS marriage will be much much happier.
xo bj

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

You've posted the best photos. It was beautiful. I loved her dress too. I'm really hoping this will spur a wave of designers to create more modest wedding dresses. It looks so elegant.

WobiSobi said...

Beautiful!! and wonderful all wrapped up in one

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It was a truly wonderful day Sarah and we can be proud to be British :)

Deborah said...

Miss Sarah your photos are wonderful
and aren't they just the sweetest?!
~sigh~

Deborah xoxoxo

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I completely agree with everything you said. I so enjoyed watching all of it live as well as watching it again for a second time in the evening. I guess I'm just an incurable romantic.

Chatelaine said...

I was preparing my own wedding post and decided to see if my blogging friends were posting about the same thing. Surprisingly not many did but I knew you would Sarah.

And you were smarter than me since your photos were from the BBC website and I took my own off the TN and so they are not so good.

I agree with you. It was emotional and beautiful and stately
and I am so glad I got up early to see it live.

Meg said...

Sarah, your posts are making me smile. I love your little comments here and there...I thought Kate made the perfect royal bride. She looked beautiful in her dress. Is she a duchess and a princess now? Or does the princess part come later? I'm not clear on the monarchy...I hope you're having a great weekend! Just wanted to stop by and say hi!

Rachel said...

I too soaked in the whole day, loved it!! I thought it was so romantic and magical!! I couldn't get enough!! Love your pics!

Town and Country Gals said...

Sarah,
I got up at 3am to watch and be in the "real" moment! It was so natural and lovely for such a "royal wedding". She was perfection and her dress, gorgeous! I have to say, I also loved her sister's dress. They are an adorable couple and the sweet looks they gave each other! The whole ceremony was perfect. Hope they have a long and wonderful life together! Have enjoyed your posts.
Rebecca

Erin @ Carolina Country Living said...

These photos give me goosebumps all over again, Sarah! I awoke right at 6 a.m. on Friday and caught the first part of the ceremony but unfortunately could only watch 15 minutes before I had to get ready for the day and leave the house. Thank goodness for DVR though as I was able to watch the 5 hours of coverage tonight and soak it all in.

Wow, wow, wow. You captured exactly the elements that struck me about the whole event.
Kate was an absolutely radiant bride, so poised as she always is. (Did you know she did her own make-up? She said she wanted William to be able to recognize her--for some reason I just loved that.) The love between them is palpable and I wish them all the happiness in the world. Thank you for chronicling this lovely couple all week long--it's been a treat to read!

Meera @ firstsense said...

It was lovely :-) Loved watching all the pomp and show, they put on such a great show and I'm glad it all went so smoothly and wonderfully!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend, my sweet. Two more days left of no work + blue skies, so off to picnic by the lake in the park :-)

Meera xx

le@thirdontheright said...

me too - and i have found you a dress to wear when you are invited for afternoon tea :) it's a few posts down and I just see you in it - it's adorable as you are :) best le xox

le@thirdontheright said...

ps does she remind you of Princess Mary - our girl from tassie who married her own prince - I think their style is similar ... as well as their dark hair and great looks - best le xoxo

simpledaisy said...

It was such a beautiful wedding!!! So happy for them:)
ps...i'm having a little give-away on my blog! Stop on over if you have a minute:)

Sarah said...

Wasn't it wonderful!? I watched it here live on Yahoo from 1:00 to 4:30 a.m. and sobbed through the whole thing! They truly love one another---just seems as if they are giving you all much hope! :)

Sarah

ANNE said...

It was all LOVELY... Kate's face as William said his vows, her elegant and gorgeous dress and veil, and the true happiness of the occasion!

Kirsty said...

the dress is perfect.

Amanda said...

Thank you for posting these lovely photos and highlights of the much talked of event! I forgot to set my dvr and have been feeling a bit left out and sad that I missed it! They do look so happy together, don't they? Lovely!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

I can never get enough of that gorgeously happy couple. Lovely photos. She is without a doubt, the most beautiful bride I have ever seen.

shari said...

I watched in true-time, and again the following day with girlfriends (via TIVO), then a 3rd time during breakfast on Sunday! All during a weekend of pomp for my girlfriends and myself! Beautiful! Your photos of the wedding and Kate's fashion are good examples of great style!

Johanna said...

Hello Sarah,
this was a beautiful wedding. I hope they have more luck in their marriage than the rest of the family. Wish you a wonderufl Mother's Day.
Best greetings, Johanna

Julie@beingRUBY said...

It certainly was beautiful to watch... Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.. ciao xxx Julie

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