Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Amazing. Loved it.

Not surprisingly my most thoughtfully laid plans totally fell through and Katherine and I were not able to watch The Royal Wedding on a big screen television in a private conference room at a hotel while gorging ourselves on enough food to pay for the room. Alas, CNN obviously didn't work in the conference room and I absolutely refused to watch French people discuss Wills and Kate getting married. Therefore, I sat in the lobby of said hotel, with remote in hand, turning the volume as loud as I could as guests, employees, and random people walked the halls. I say "I" because Katherine was caught in a miserable bus which took hours to get to Thies, Tamar was on her voyage into town, and Jackie was actually trying to do work/ laundry at site.

There's absolutely no reason why The Royal Wedding should have brought me so much pleasure as it did. I'm not a huge royal fan, but I do love weddings and pomp and circumstance...especially when it has nothing to do with me. I've been counting down the days until the wedding since they announced their engagement in November. I would also like to point out that I told my mom that the dress would be Alexander McQueen months ago and she didn't believe me!

Alexander McQueen the dress was... and it was fabulous. I actually LOVED Pippa's dress even more. It's amazing. I want to steal it off her and wear it myself. Everything was beautiful (including Victory Beckham's hat and those custom Louboutins) and I wish I was there to celebrate. It just seemed like such a happy day! I would also like to discuss how Prince William used to be super hot and now he's balding and how Harry was a scary, ginger child and now he's the most eligible bachelor in the world. I also want to attend Prince Harry's "survivors party" which goes until 6am, but alas I will traveling to The Gambia.

Yes, it's true. I will be traveling to The Gambia tomorrow. It is a British colony so that's fitting! Katherine, Jackie, Tamar and I are going so that we can say we've been to the country inside the country we've been living in for the last two years and to hopefully see some chimps (questionable) and eat some Mexican food (probable).

Check back on Tuesday for more updates and thoughts about the wedding (aka how I will ensnare Harry and become best friends with Kate).


  1. Alyssa,

    Nice to set high goals. Remember that you have to buy a lottery ticket to win.


  2. Ok, Alexander McQueen has been dead as a doornail since before the engagement. Sara Burton sketched out a near copy of Grace Kelly's dress...I'm not sure that is a clearly won bet, Missy!
    In terms of "ensnaring" Harry... recently, I was reviewing my birth certificate and it clearly indicated my first home was in a trailer park! Don't hold your breath for that palace invitation.
    Seriously, you are spot on. That ceremony was beautiful, her dress was perfect. It was a lot of fun to watch. I'm not sure Dad understood why I got up at 5:30 until I explained it was "The Super Bowl" and World Series and Stanley Cup (without the Pens) all rolled up in one event. I really, really missed you and Leigh!
    Oh! and you are my princess...even if we are trailer trash!!!!
    Love you

  3. PS I, too, thought Victoria Beckham's ensemble was fantastic. The Louboutins when pregnant...she's a professional...a tip of the fascinator to her, however her experession is always so FIERCE! Was she scary spice? Also, one Brit commentator pointed out that Mr Beckham wore his knight medal on the wrong lapel and actually should not have worn it at all! Brilliant!~

  4. Alyssa, Was I the only one a little disappointed with the dress? Too much lace! How about my uniform khakis and black top with heels of course. LOve Ma