Friday, April 29, 2011

William and Kate WHO?

Well, I can’t just ignore that it happened – the whole WORLD was watching! All those thousands of people in the streets, William and his bride-to-be under the scrutiny of the world, watching every second of their approach to the alter. And the whole thing was so…civilized. The Queen mum sure does know how to keep her brand steady in the midst of commotion, doesn’t she?

While I agree that the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge certainly looked beautiful, I’ve got to say that it was another man and woman who completely stole the show…while not a couple, Kate’s sister, Pippa, wore the most stunning gown (sorry Kate, it’s true) and…William who? If you didn’t think it before, surely you can agree now that David Beckham is H. O. T. with a capital HOT!

But, life goes on… As the Royal couple sealed their vows with a kiss at Buckingham Palace, I received a text message from a dear friend. “Thinking about separating.” The juxtaposition made that simple sentence even more sad for some reason. I’m praying for her and her family. And hoping William and Kate remember something that an old friend’s mom told me on the eve of my own wedding some 16 years ago…”The marriage is more important than the wedding.” There is no way to know what will happen in your future, and as you’re walking down the aisle, it’s not foremost on your mind. But take heed, the wedding lasts one day, the marriage is intended to last a lifetime.

Good luck to the Royal Bride and Groom. I’m going to see if I can find a knock-off of Pippa’s dress! I’m not sure if I’ll ever take that walk again, but if I do…mark my words…I’ll be wearing THAT dress (and walking towards a dead ringer for David Beckham)!

Here’s to keepin’ the dream alive…

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Beckham is beyond words! But I'm not sure that he and Pippa stole the show. A royal bride getting married at Westminister Abbey has to be dressed appropriately...sleeves, nothing to low cut, etc. So Kate needed to choose something that would not "shock" the congregation or the sensibilities of the queen. I think she did that beautifully. The look on the faces of the bride and groom outshone everything, clothes, handsome people and the setting. It is true that the marriage isn't just the wedding day. But looking at those two, I think they have "it". By the way, Pippa's gown was made for you:)