I have looked at almost every photo that has been released, watched every piece of film, and read every commentary for which I had time. Summary: splendid.
I have asked myself a million times why I love the royal weddings, and I have come to this conclusion: All of us girls of the boomer generation were raised on Disney movies, back when they were good, and we loved the final scene of the movie when the couple gets married, dances, and lives happily ever after. We just love a good princess story, where dreams come true.
Maybe that is simplifying it a bit, but it is an escape to the world of beauty and love. I loved many things about this wedding, and they probably are not the obvious things you would think of. I think Prince Harry is adorable. He was just Harry and smiled from deep within. When he looked at his bride, his face said everything. She returned those loving glances and was just radiant.
I also loved the fact that Harry picked her flowers from the Princess Diana Memorial Garden at Kensington Palace. What a thoughtful thing to do. I have been through the garden, and it is breathtaking. He included his mother in subtle ways.
Meghan’s dress was stunning. I have read many fashion commentaries about the dress ranging from too simple and plain to perfection. I tend toward perfection. Prior to the wedding, commentators predicted that she would make a statement with her dress and that it would be something to shock us all. Well guess what? She did make a statement that she was a royal princess, and her dress was simply elegant—so sophisticated! Well done!
The mother of the bride had a beautiful coat and dress ensemble. Being the sewist that I am, I always look for amazing outfits. Did you see the embroidery on her coat? She had the perfect outfit for the day.
We all still wonder what is in the queen’s purse, but alas, someone solved it for us: extra hosiery! That makes sense, although I doubt she could disappear long enough to change. I wonder why this came about in the first place, but maybe one day we will know.
All in, it was the perfect blending of the young couple. The sermon and the music were uplifting for all of us. We should all be encouraged that the world stopped that day, heard a sermon on loving our neighbors as ourselves, and witnessed a young couple uniting who just might change a little bit of the world we live in today. I wish them all happiness, joy, and a lifetime of love. Thank you for bringing your joy to all of us.