It is hours until the big moment and with a barrage of news updates here in the UK I am extremely in the mood now for THE wedding of the year
As promised I will now be sending updates of the beautiful couple's big day and I will be chatting about stories through history that add to the magic of this right Royal occasion
I hope that you enjoy our journey through time the next few hours and beyond
oh and stick with this post as I will UPDATE as I chat with you all
Let us (the world) celebrate !!!!! right here - right now !!!!!
It is said that Queen Victoria started the trend of exquisite wedding dresses
As we know - one of THE biggest questions is WHAT WILL THE DRESS BE LIKE which thanks to Queen Victoria I guess has added to the HUGE decision of what dress to wear
With an estimated 2 billion people watching so that is roughly 4 billion eyes YIKES !!!!! Kate must have had the choice of a lifetime to make
I know that I among so many others cannot wait to see the dress ( I am not a girly girl at all but I have been swept up in this dress malarkey )
So now I am going to meander through the years and see some of the stunning dresses styles, symbolism and trends that brides set and millions have loved and emulated
Queen Elizabeth's dress was that befitting a future Queen and the dress was interwoven with symbolism and dignity
Princess Margaret was allowed to exude her film star quality when she married and I feel, even down to her choice of make up - red lips - wow she has such iconic beauty and I have to say that I think that this is my favourite image
Princess Grace - A film star with a heavenly Royal beauty
In 1950 Audrey Hepburn set the camera's alight and a style all of her own
Gosh - She was sooooo stunning !!!!!
In stark contrast Cilla Black went for a very short dark dress for her wedding day in the 1960's
For Princess Anne it was all about the sleeves in the 1970's and a romantic simplicity
Princess Diana and THAT dress in the 1980's
I can remember vividly watching her getting out of that carriage and that never ending train and how the dress really did set a weath of designers to work recreating and replicating that style of dress for a whole decade
Dresses became more and more romantic .....
and strapless .....
and even on TV/Film it was all about that dress choice
oooooh - I cannot WAIT to see what Kate has chosen
Hey - let's not forget the groom
They say that Prince William will wear his Irish Guards Scarlet Tunic
I think Wills is awesome !!!!!
This is a pic of him chatting to crowds last night - hours before his big day
You just gotta LOVE him for that !!!!!
oooooh now things are hotting up
guests are filing into Westminster Abbey and now the Beckhams have arrived !!!!!
I am rather excited with one week to go - I have lots planned before the big day and I will be writing about all of my finds and stunning stories of yester year over the next few days and beyond of course - I hope that you will join me
I found myself this afternoon watching Blue Peter while I had a quick visit from the gas man just to test I am safe and sound in my little nest
I have not watched Blue Peter for yonks and as a Blue Peter badge winner for designing a garden eons ago ( ..... sadly I have NO idea where that little badge is now) I was so happy to watch the results for the Blue Peter competition for the Diamond Jubilee Logo
I rather wished I could have entered but alas there did not seem to be a category for 37 year olds he he >.<
They announced the winner today (logo above) and I thought how fabby it would be to be that little girl who would see her logo all over the UK at this bubbling exciting time
I never thought I was a very Royal type until the last five years and with a Royal Wedding to 'attend' in April along with the rest of the world and a Jubilee and Olympics to follow I hope these economic testing and tough times for the world hold very exciting times of unity and wonderful memories
I will from time to time be dipping into all things Britain and Royal as I am adoring the vision for our future