Monday, May 2, 2011

That Crazy Thing We Call Love

Okay, so I'm a bit late to write about Katie and Willy.

That's because I was quite disappointed that the police decided to block the streets leading to Westmister Abbey and Buckingham Palace an hour before the procession started.

And, they also did the unthinkable - barricading Trafalgar Square.

It looked all safe and delightful on tele, right? With thousands of screaming fans along the streets and the waving flags (oh did you guys spot the gigantic malaysian flag?). The truth is, thousands of more people we denied access to those areas when obviously there were still spaces. Frustrated.

It was actually my fault too as I left home late. But a company decided to hold a phone interview on the very same day as the wedding. Who did that, right?

Anyway, I ended up hurting my neck looking this little screen, courtesy of the cafe's owner.

However, while the officers were ooohh-ing and aahh-ing over Kate's dress, we managed to sneak into Trafalgar Square to watch the service on the big screen.

We even had confetti shower as the couple left the church.

I have to say that to be able to watch the wedding in London is incredibly amazing, and to be part of the historic moment was beyond imaginable.

So, now, enough with all the emotions and let's talk about the wedding.

The Bride looked absolutely stunning on her big day. She had that lovely smile on all the way from the hotel to the church, gracefully hiding the god-knows nervousness she must have had inside.

And I think the veil was perfectly placed on her head, held by the marvellous tiara lent by the Queen.

However, when I first saw the dress, I thought it looked rather simple for a royal wedding. It'd be undeniably splendid for my wedding or yours, but for a wedding viewed by billions of watchers all over the world? The picture of Lady Di's puffy dress with the longest train in the history of royal wedding kept flashing in front of me.

(I love her maid-of-honour's dress though)

But anyway, let's admit it, we all hate her now for taking prince charming off the market and get to don an Alexander McQueen wedding dress. Hehe.

On the other hand, the guys are complaining - why do we girls talk about the dress more than the wedding itself?

Because I can't even think of two genuine sentences to write about The Groom's Irish Guard uniform. Can you? Hehe.

Anyway, I soon learnt that all the simplicity and unpretentiousness embedded in the atmosphere was purposely done to remind people of the future that this wedding took place after an awful economic downturn, and that some of us have not recovered from the devastating impacts yet. They didn't think it's fair to use taxpayers' money to pay for their lavish wedding.

For me, it's more of a reminder of the moment the world took a break from all the chaotic events taking place around us today, from the natural disaster in Asia to the political unrest in the Middle East to the fights in Africa.

Half a day is what we all need to celebrate.


Posh Alert said...

Cudn't agree more on the doesn't 'WoW' me either. I dunno the Tiara, ermmm.. lacked the "Princess-y" factor :-( Pippa looked stunning!

Y A Z I R A said...

I didn't realise somebody left a comment here. sorry, dear !! Anyway, yep Pippa looked absolutely stunning in the dress. She's now a babe worldwide :)