My Mom was going to come over on Friday and we didn't have much planned, so I asked if she wanted to watch the Wedding while she was here. "Yes!" she said. So, I had only a short time to prepare a bit of a Royal Wedding party. I dug in my treasures to see what I could find.
I had already found the printables online earlier in the week, so I printed off a banner, a flag and some cupcake picks. I had found the crowns a few weeks ago at the thrift and already had a couple vintage tiaras (I am ashamed to admit). I have had the tin from the Queen's coronation for quite a while, so I added that in too.
I received the Double Decker bus in a swap from the UK last year. I threw in a couple vintage tea tins and that was about it.
I had this doll in my booth, but had just pulled it the day before, so that was lucky timing.
My cake looks a little lopsided in this photo, but I think it was just my angle. I made a yellow cake and buttercream icing ( love that Kitchen-aid made Buttercream icing - Perfection!).
For a fun surprise, I made a three layer cake - red, white and blue.
I loved the wedding. Loved it when William leaned over and said, "You look beautiful". Loved the hats - even the crazy ones. Loved the sour faced people and the happy ones. Loved the HUGE crowds and the fact that Kate said, "Wow! That's a lot of people!" Someone asked me what the big deal was about a wedding - Well, I think it was a big deal in the pure planning and the fact that it went off to the second and without a hitch (except perhaps the Queen's little nap in the middle). I think the very idea that a "commoner" can marry a real Prince is just fantastic. I loathe the whole Disney Princess thing, but I love the idea of an actual Prince. I think the idea of the horse and carriage and castle and all of it is just really wonderful. I think America could use something like that - a reason to gather in the streets and unify in one big happy group. I don't mean that as a political statement - I just think that entire country being one for that day was utterly fantastic. I loved it all. (Except that Spice Girl's sour non-smiley face. For Pete's sake, she has David Beckham on her arm - what more could a girl ask for to SMILE ABOUT?????)
Sweet fancy Moses!
(There's the Eye Candy in the title)