This week I kept hearing so many people complain about the Royal Wedding, how it’s not that big of a deal in the States, and why do we care. But I totally disagree. I think we’re enraptured by the drama: the mystique of the Royal Family, the extravagance of the celebration, the romance of William and Kate, the pomp and circumstance around a wedding in general.

I normally wouldn’t have been all that interested if I weren’t getting married myself (in 22 days, but who’s counting?). It may sound silly but I’ve taken a deep interest in bridal role models. I have seen so many friends get married and have been amazed at how graceful and composed they seemed. As our Wedding Day gets closer I’m really feeling the anxiety. On one hand, I know everyone that will be there loves and supports us. But on the other hand, I feel a little wiggy about doing something so personal and emotional on display.

So when I think of Kate Middleton and all the pressure she must have been feeling leading up to today, I have to give the girl credit. Imagine getting married with the whole world watching? No thank you!

When we got the first glimpse of Kate Middleton this morning I gasped. I just think she is the epitome of class and beauty. And how calm did she look? How is that possible?!

I really do look up to her. Kate is exactly what I think a chic, humble, and composed bride should be. I hope to have even of fraction of her grace on my wedding day.

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

7 thoughts

  1. I love it! That dress! That bouquet! Her sister’s dress!

    I couldn’t imagine all of that scrutiny on a wedding day. I was even thinking this morning of the years leading up to this — how can you be so sure that you even want to spend time with or date a future king, let alone marry into such a position? It affects you, your entire family, and of course, a very powerful and important country! No, thank you.

    But I’ll take that dress any day.

    1. I honestly think some people are just born for it. Kate seems like the type of young woman primed to be a princess and, one day, queen. And I think she’ll always be this graceful and idolized by other women. That’s what true class really is, I think.

    1. Good article! I feel better knowing our cake is frickin’ delicious, we’re having an open bar all night for our guests, and there will be no tossing of anything, garter, bouquet, or otherwise.

  2. Just found you via APW (we are also at 22 days in our countdown!), and I totally agree with this post! I was distracted the whole time thinking how much pressure and center-of-attention-being she had to bear, and with such grace. Impressive.

  3. Oh my gosh, I felt the same way. I kept thinking – holy crap, I was nervous about my wedding, and it wasn’t in front of the entire world! And, even though she is super classy, it’s not like she was raised to understand all the royal pomp and circumstance/hidden rules/etc. (although I’m sure years of dating Will helped). She did such an amazing job, and looked so perfect. It makes me want to get married all over again in a full skirt, sleeves, and a blusher!

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