As if you didn't know, today was an important day for us here in the UK and yesterday my sister and I were lucky enough to be in London for a full day. A day we planned back in September last year, before the announcement was made, and one we wanted to keep.
We decided to hit Regent Street and Liberty in particular. Wow, did Regent Street look great!
|Regent Street, flags, buses and taxis!|
|Liberty of London|
|Liberty window display|
The main purpose of our trip was to see the new musical, The Wizard of Oz. It was BRILLIANT and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone. A tad scary in places for children, but that's what theatre is all about - imagination!
Here's a few photo's from the Wedding which I particularly like: I've avoided discussion re the dress - everyone else is doing that!
|Oh dear Mr Beckham - shouldn't that OBE be worn on the left?|
You look very, very nice Mrs B, but those shoes - ouch!
|A few moments alone on the 300yard drive to Clarence House|
|We Brits do major events so well - here's the Mall before the crowds |
were allowed down.
The bride's earrings were a wedding day gift from her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. The earrings were the bride's "something new". For her "something blue", a blue ribbon was sewn into the interior of her dress, while her "something old" was the traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship used to create the bridal gown.
Made by Cartier in 1936, the tiara was purchased by the Queen's father, the Duke of York (later King George VI) for his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. The tiara was presented to Princess Elizabeth (now the Queen) by her mother on her 18th birthday.
The bride's bouquet was a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. It was designed by Shane Connolly.
Maid of Honour Philippa Middleton's dress was also designed and created by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. A heavy, ivory satin-based crepe, it had a a cowl front with the same button detail and lace trims as the bride's dress.
The four young bridesmaids' dresses were designed by childrenswear designer Nicki Macfarlane and hand-made by Ms Macfarlane and her daughter Charlotte Macfarlane at their homes in Wiltshire and Kent -
|these dresses were a nod to Diana as her bridesmaids wore very similar dresses|
The groom's stepmother, the Duchess of Cornwall, wore a champagne silk dress with matching duck egg blue and champagne hand-embroidered coat, both by the designer Anna Valentine.
The two young women look elegant, posed, polished not to mention beautiful!
Oh and, of course, I couldn't go into Liberty without making a fabric purchase - more later!