Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wedding Watch

I'm driving out this morning to pick up my mom. We're going to get up at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow to watch the royal wedding. My mom is the same age as Queen Elizabeth and has always been a fan of anything royal. Did I mention that she has a near obsession about anything Diana?

After we watch the wedding live we're going to meet up with at a wedding celebration hosted by two of my neighbors. Hats and gloves are required. I have the hat but gloves are going to be a problem. All of my vintage gloves are really, really small. Everyone seems to have had very tiny hands back then. Perhaps I'll just carry the gloves.

Also, we're going to have very Queenly handbags. No shoulder bags but proper hand bags with short handles that sit perfectly in the crook of you arm.

Did you ever wonder what Queen Elizabeth could possibly have in that handbag? Breath mints? Lipstick? Certainly no credit cards.

Are you going to be watching too? Do you have any plans to celebrate with others? Around here in rural Illinois we're always looking for something to celebrate. Sometimes we make stuff up.

Maybe I'll wear shades to throw off the paparazzi.


Should I bust out my jewels? These........


..... or these?


Which do you think?

I'd like to arrive in this.


Or do you think the Carthedral would be more apropos?


The most important part of the day will be to see the wedding gown. Neighbor Jacki graduated from fashion design school and has made wedding gowns. Her and I are always trying to figure out how the dresses are constructed. We scrutinize fabric, lace, pearls, jewels and underpinnings. Needless to say this will be a fun day for us.

Hope you'll be watching along. After the wedding we can talk about the event!


Lily Boot said...

This is hysterical!!! Yes yes yes - we'll be watching. I loved Diana (romantic teenager) and am so excited about this wedding. Sadly there's no hats or gloves here but we will have paper crowns and a wedding feast ( it will be supper time here). Have a lovely time at your party :-)

Becky said...

I have created a facebook group page that my friends who are going to be watching are joining. This way we will be able to talk with one another as the even progresses. We have plans for tea "together" and share pictures of our teacups. Should be great fun in lieu of all being physically together!

Becky K. said...

Oh, you are going to have so much fun!! I loved your various looks for the big day. Take pics and share....please?

Lisa D. said...

I will be watching!! Coverage here starts at 1 am, so it will be a long night for me :). I will wake my daughter early, so she can see a little before she has to go to school.
Both necklaces are gorgeous. My mom was telling me that back in the beginning of broadcasting these major events, the royals were very reluctant to have them broadcast because people might watch them in the pub, or at home in a housecoat, so good for you for dressing up :). I will be in my jammies, alone, while the rest of my family sleeps, but I will have my tea in a Royal Albert tea cup, and maybe a scone.

Vee said...

What a hoot you are! I know that you're going to have some fun. So are you and Jacki going to have the wedding gown knock-off ready for us to see on Saturday morning? I hope so! ;>

At Home in English Valley said...

Suzanne, Nothing is over the top at a royal wedding...wear all your jewels! I'll be watching too. Have fun. Love, Penny

Rose said...

Rural Illinoise seems to be a very happy town. I did not see the royal wedding live . As per your question, I think the Queen carries nothing at all her handbag, you see it's just fashion.
'The Princess Diaries' Royal Quiz
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bv said...

you are so cute!