29 April, 2011

"Enchanted . . . "



Greetings,

From a very groggy day at SMW Design. Been here at the office most of the day - on about 4 hours of sleep (from 4am to 8am!) but wanted to share some of my favourite images of this morning's wedding.

So - let's take things in some kind of order here -

The Dress.

I loved the dress.  It almost felt like a combination of two of my favourites, Grace Kelly's dress & the wedding dress from The Sound of Music.  (you can see them both here.) Traditional yet still modern.  And it highlighted her incredibly beautiful figure.  And the fact that it was from the house of fashion designer Alexander McQueen was a huge tribute to British fashion.  Well done. 

The Pageantry.

This might be one of Britain's major exports - lol.  All uniforms and marches and national pride - no one on Earth puts on quite the same show!  But, I also love the intimacy that was still clearly present in the service.  I've actually had the privilege of attending worship services at Westminster Abbey when I'm in London - and in fact - I usually sit just behind the musicians in the Quire seating.  And even though the space is clearly massive - the experience still feels amazingly personal.  

The Abbey.

Okay, coming from someone that regularly fills his home with multiple trees each and every Christmas - I just about lost my mind when I saw this.  Seriously.  It felt imaginative and brought an air of enchantment to the entire service.  Love. 

The Couple.

It all seemed perfectly charming.  And personal.  And at times almost humorous.   I wish them well - and hope that we all (myself included), get caught up on our sleep!

Cheers,
Scot

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Scot, wonderful recap! It was an amazing event. Thanks for the highlights. Hope you get caught up on some sleep. ~ Sarah

Maureen @ Modecor said...

Love this and couldn't have said it better myself. I had the exact feelings about Kate's wedding gown...a cross between Grace kelly's and Maria's I was wondering about the trees. The Abbey, with the trees has a totally different look and feel from the last time we were all there..for Diana's funeral. Was this the reason they were used do you know?

Suzanne said...

They were a beautiful couple. As someone of British heritage myself I wish them them best.

Designs By Pinky said...

I am watching yet ANOTHER recap as I type! It was wonderful. Elegance personified. She is exquisite! Loved the dress, love the COUPLE!!!! God bless them! Pinky

vignette design said...

I love the dress and so glad it came from the house of Alexander McQueen. I also thought it was reminiscent of Grace Kelly. And the trees...OMG, I was blown away. How about the couple driving away "just married"--William at the wheel in the Aston Martin. I wish them many years together! ~Delores

flowers on my table said...

Lovely reminder of a perfect day. I love the closeup shot of the couple. I thought it was all so relaxed this time. I thought the trees were a stroke of genius (wouldn't be surprised if Prince Charles had something to do with it!)Thankyou for sharing, love Linda x

flowers on my table said...

Lovely reminder of a perfect day. I love the closeup shot of the couple. I thought it was all so relaxed this time. I thought the trees were a stroke of genius (wouldn't be surprised if Prince Charles had something to do with it!)Thankyou for sharing, love Linda x

quintessence said...

I agree with you on every single comment - what a truly beautiful magical day!!

quintessence said...

I agree with you on every single comment - what a truly beautiful magical day!!

D.B. said...

LIKE!

paperwhite said...

The trees were a perfect addition to the abbey. The whole thing was stunning!

Susie Q said...

Wasn't it all just glorious? *sigh* I love your recap...I was one of those silly muddle heads who was up at 3am preparing breakfast and hot tea for friends. At 4:15 they arrived and we all oohed and ahhed through the morning. It was heaven to share the day with my own daughter too. She is 13 now and loves anything English (like her mama) and Royal. She has assured me she will remember it all "even when I am very, very old!" And weren;t those tress just the perfect touch? Oh...I am ooohing and ahhing again!
Warmly,
Sue

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