Friday, April 29, 2011

Realtime Royal Wedding

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At 3am local time, our favorite sweethearts Wills&Kate were married. Since I am at my sister's house and she has a PVR, I could have been a normal person, recorded it, and watched it upon waking this morning. But here's the thing: I'm not really one to miss out on live showings of Historic, Seismic-shift events. Especially when that event is one as romantic as this: a wedding between a Prince & his new once-was-a-commoner-like-me Princess (or, shall I say, Duke and Dutchess).

Perhaps it's because they're my age, or maybe it's their air of groundedness and approachability, or the class and regality that oozes from them, or maybe it was driven by the desire to finally see THE DRESS... regardless of the reason, I couldn't have slept even if I tried; by the time the ceremony started, I was more awake than I would have been if I had watched it this morning.

It's too late for some of you already, but if, say, in the future, there is a Royal Wedding at 3am and you want to stay up all night and watch it, here are some of the steps we took to help us take it in.


Step 1: COFFEE. Drank this beast at 11pm. Kicked in about midnite. Lasted 'til 1.
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...equal opportunity promotion; my sisters all got Timmy's.
And that, actually, is Step 2: gather some of your favorite people
who are also keen on staying up all night to watch the Royal Wedding
(which could play into the fact that they are your favorite people).
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Step 3: play a rousing game of ________.
In our case, we played Scene It! for awhile. I won a lot. Just saying.
(okay okay, we all did really well)
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Step 4: go for a drive. No really, when you are exhausted and starving,
this is sometimes your only option. See Step 5 for more details.
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Step 5: prevent the CRASH by eating something healthy and delicious.
It's been like, 8 hours since you've had dinner, after all.
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Step 6: Keep your eye on the clock....IT'S TIME!!!
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Step 7: watch and watch and watch and swoon as the Royals & Romantics make their way to the
 church on time. Admire the bride's neckline, veil & tiara for the 10 minute drive there. Comment lots on how perfect she looks. Wonder loudly about what the WHOLE dress looks like!
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Step 8:  let out a sigh or two (or five). The dress is perfect.
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 Step 9: Read the lips of the people as they talk to each other.
Tear up as Harry leans over to Will and says, "Just wait till you see her"

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 Step 10: Cheer. It's official!
bonus: count how many times the officiants use the word "betwixt" during the ceremony.

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Step 11: Have I mentioned the dress? The lady? The Prince? The men in uniform? The Abby? The music?
Swoon (swooning is Step 11).
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  Finally: after much anticipation, you can let your heart relax into a flurry of pitter-patters
when at last, they kiss.



2 comments:

Bailey's Brides said...

You monkey! I cant believe you stayed upi the whole night. I simply went to bed..awoke at three and watched the whole drop dead gorgeous thing!! *sigh*

Check out my blog to see the cake and her SECOND DRESS!!!

Mama said...

Love this. So glad you had a fun night with your sisters. I had a hilarious time watching it at Tracy's (the next day of course). Love you and miss you already.