Several of us planned to stay up and watch it all live. It just isn't the same watching repeated coverage. The anticipation of it all was much fun like counting down to the New Years. I went over to my aunt's place at midnight, and all the cousins (who didn't have to work the next day anyway) gathered in front of the TV. One of my cousins, Lisa, made a whole afternoon high tea feast to be whipped out when the ceremony started.
Most of us were wrapped up in blankets and dozing in and out of sleep. Even though I'm normally a night owl, I was surprisingly a bit more tired than most nights. But as the clock struck between 2 to 3am our time, the procession of the Royal and Middleton families spilled all over the TV, and the anxiousness started to build. What were they each going to wear? What would Kate's dress look like? What does a royal wedding even look like? (I was born the same year Princess Diana married Prince Charles).
|Cousins sprawled all over the living room.|
We had our three tiers - mini sandwiches, scones, and the sweets. Just like how the English do it. We brewed our tea and whipped out the jam and cream. We were a bit groggy and droopy-eyed, but we were well awake enough to enjoy equally the savoury and the sweets. And as we munched away at that ungodly hour, the whole story was being played out on TV. Each family member made their way to the Westminster Abbey in their fancy cars of Bentley, Jaguars, or Rolls Royce. So much for being environment friendly.
|Fancy tea cups for fancy occasions like a royal wedding.|
|Of course there's no other than dining on aunt's MJ table.|
|Mike applies jam first before the cream, as instructed by sister, Karen.|
Our tummies were full as we made our way back to the couch, and that was when Kate stepped out of her car and made her way inside the Westminster Abbey. I love love love her dress. Not that I know her personally but I do think it suits her. It's absolutely gorgeous. I think her sister, Pippa, looked amazing too. The junior bridesmaids were adorable. And I could only imagine the best of the best were involved in making their dresses and outfits turn out so perfect. Every single pleat on the juniors bridesmaids' dresses were probably measured to the tee!
And who can help but notice the incredible parade of hats?? So amazing and fun. Some rather ridiculous if you ask me (Princess Beatrice's hat???), but kudos for London for having accepting this kind of fashion. If, that is indeed fashionable. Hey, not everyone has to love it, but definitely feel free to wear whatever you want.
I dozed off from watching their carriage ride to Buckingham Palace and waiting for their balcony scene, but woke up in time to see it. 6am arrived and it was lightening outside. Still half asleep, we all drove home royally satisfied with witnessing the fairy tale (had to throw in that pun).
It was totally worth losing sleep for because it was mega fun. And well, if you need at least one reason why I stayed up to watch the Royal Wedding live, you just gotta find the fun in everything you do. Even when it comes to watching history create itself on TV.