When I was 8 years old, my mom woke me up before dawn and we turned on the TV. She adjusted the antenna until the fuzz was at a minimum and we watched. We watched for the dress, the flowers, the flower girls and the princess. We watched the Royal Wedding.
I remember so much about that wedding. We were both glued to the TV. I remember when Diana messed up Charles’ names. I remember how her enormous the puff sleeves and train were (and that they were completely wrinkled when she got out of the carriage). Strangely enough, I remember thinking ‘she doesn’t really seem excited’. Every detail about that wedding still makes me feel nostalgic. Mom and I had a great time soaking up all of the details.
So when William and Kate got married, I decided we needed to carry on that tradition. Anniston and I got up at 3am and put on our pearls and tiaras. Some of our good friends came over and we had tea and scones and Biscoff cookies (I don’t think those are actually British–but I’m pretty sure I would eat them on the plane if I were flying to England).
We sat and watched for the dress, the flowers and the flower girls. This time the princess looked as happy as a bride should look on her wedding day. And flawless.
We are now just days away from the next royal wedding (Saturday, May 19th at 6am EST). So we are getting busy with planning our viewing party. Every viewer needs a tiara, some pearls to wear and scones.
To help you out with the tiara, I created this printable for you. Just print this crown out on some heavy paper.
Cut it out and decorate any way you choose. I chose to print it on watercolor paper and then painted roses all over it. Punch some holes on the two edges and string some elastic through.
As far as the pearls, I found these on Amazon. They arrive about 2 days after I ordered them. (Amazon prime is the best!!)
For scones, we are actually making these and calling them scones. They are really just cookies that are fancy because they are glazed.
I’m going to try making these keto-friendly as well as normal people friendly. I’ll let you know if the recipe turns out well or if they end up in the trash.
So anyhooo, I hope you will join me in watching this latest royal wedding. If you do, let me know your favorite detail. Dress? Flowers? The carriage? Harry? Meghan? Kate? I can’t wait to hear from you about it!