Lot 48: the royal wedding

May 6, 2015

the royal wedding

with the new arrival of the newest member of the royal family, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana,  i wanted to talk about my fun experience at the royal wedding! it was a once in a lifetime experience and i don't think i have talked about it on the blog before! 

i was on a study abroad in london and a junior in college.  i was on the brink of turning 21 and had been in london for 3 days.  the second (or first, i don't remember) day we were in london, we went to westminster abbey and there was a bunch of paparazzi because i guess there was a rehearsal going on for the wedding!! and we saw harry, but not the couple coming out of the abbey. 

we were all soooooo excited that we were in london for the wedding!! we could imagine anything better!! we felt so lucky that we picked 2011 to go on a study abroad! i felt like a dream had come true.  some girls decided to make the crazy decision to camp out all night long on the grounds of buckingham palace.  they wanted to see all the commotion in the morning and hopefully get a glimpse of kate.  but in order to get close enough to see her, they knew they had to go the night before.  i think there were 8 of them that went and sat on the gross across from the huge statue/fountain.  it was quite the adventure for them!!  they stayed up all night watching movies on their ipad and talking to drunk men and make a few friends, that we later hung out with in brighton beach.  

but i wanted my sleep!! so i opted to go across the street from our flat to kensington gardens to watch the wedding on huge screens with the rest of london.  

it was PACKED.  

haha i was so young!! i was a baby!! i miss london so much, even to this day.  i was very excited to be there, as you can see. 

it was a very surreal moment to watch the royal wedding, knowing that the wedding was happening in the double digits away from me, and that i was watching it with the brits.  it was amazing and so special.  it literally was a dream come true. 

i LOVE her wedding dress, don't you?  my wedding dress kind of looked like it.  i'm kind of obsessed with her.  my mom and my sisters are too.  and my grandma. the other day i was visiting my grandma and she said "i hope someone calls me when kate has her baby and tells me the sex." she was so concerned about it.  hahaha.  my mom's side of the family is extremely english.  my great grandmother was fully english, had tea at 4 pm every day, had the accent and my grandma and my mom were raised with english pride and english manners.  after living in london, i understood my mom so much better. :) 

what is a english wedding without hats?? it was a royal and very special occasion after all!!  as we walked to the park, we passed a car that had people in it that were clearly guests of the wedding.  they had the coolest hats i have ever seen.  

not everyone wore hats, but everyone was decked out in some way!! 

and some were even dressed as brides!! 

{i'm the one in the middle!!}

going to the royal wedding was one of the best experiences of my life.  i loved every second of my time in london and miss it every day.  i am aching to go back, and i am sure i will someday.  my husband lived there for 2 years, so it's calling both our names.  


  1. I absolutely love the Princess' name! Whenever I think about the Royal Wedding, the first thought/ memory that pops into my mind is the day of the wedding. I worked at a middle school at the time with students with disabilities. One was a compulsive liar and when one of the teachers said something about the wedding (I think it was actually while the wedding was in progress), this student says that she attended the wedding and that Prince William was her cousin. Oh the stories she would make up were hilarious.


  2. Oh how cool to be there when it was happening! I LOVE Kate Middleton, I think she's so gorgeous and classy!

  3. London is such a great place! It was so cool to walk around Westminster Abbey and think of all the centuries of history that had happened there.

    How AWESOME to be there DURING the wedding! What a chance of a lifetime!

  4. I would have loved to be at the Royal Wedding!!!! I can't believe you saw Harry! I would have totally stayed all night to catch a glimpse of the couple.

  5. This is an incredibly cool story! The Royal Weddings are one of the biggest things that happen in London over decades and stories that are told for generations. I know even my mom who was at home watching Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding still talks about it from time to time. I love Will and Kate and their wedding was as beautiful as their love story.

  6. Oh how lucky for you to be there at that time, I like Kate and Wills and I like the new princesses name

  7. how neat that you got to be there to experience that! definitely a once in a lifetime experience!

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