My first glimpse of the recent royal affair was later in the morning when the couple was out on the balcony for their first kiss as husband and wife. (sorry, I didn't wake up at 5 am to watch the celebration live!) I had several observations. First of all, Kate's dress was breathtakingly elegant. I was expecting the trendy strapless look since I was certain she would have her world class designer create something that is all the rave. However, her dress was divinely classical and simply beautiful. I absolutely loved her dress as well as her veil. When watching the ceremony later, I thoroughly enjoyed the live choir processional. The music was beautiful and the British accents were pleasing to my ear. I was especially excited, as a Christian, to hear the gospel spoken so exquisitely and the design of marriage articulated so well. The word of God was spoken boldly. Kate's brother reading from Romans 12 was wonderful and the Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon and prayer were heartfelt. The flower girls and ring bearers were charming and Kate's sister was lovely in her dress as well.
If you think I'm only going to gush over every aspect of the wedding, then you need to know that I do have a critical eye when it comes to these ceremonies. I did not care for Kate's bouquet. It was so, well, small. And, the "Thees, Thous and Willests" I could have done without. I know this is a Royal Wedding in England, but come on. Who says those words anymore in everyday language? I'm also really curious as to what Harry whispered to William as HE got to watch Kate walk down the aisle while William had to face forward. I missed getting to see the look on William's face when he first laid eyes on his bride. That is always one of my favorite aspects of a wedding. Another area of interest to me is the British royalty women's hats. I hope those styles never make it to America. They are unattractive, in my opinion, but extremely entertaining. Now I realize that the new Duchess is well known for her outlandish hats, but Kate just makes everything look adorable.
So these are my initial observations concerning the wedding. I'm sure as more pictures, posts and news is published, I'll have some more thoughts. Until then, "Cheers!"