Sunday, May 1, 2011

Royal Wedding

Okay so Royal Wedding - very exciting.  I'm starting to feel a little like David and I are like Forrest Gump - like you know how in the movie, everywhere he goes he stumbles into some kind of historic event, like giving John Lennon the idea for "Imagine" or inventing the happy face t-shirt.  Okay, so we go to Dallas and the U.S. elects the first-ever African American president, and we come to London and there's a Royal Wedding. Anyways, here are a few pics of the excitement building in the days leading up to the big event.  My work is like ten minutes from Westminster Abbey, so I went on a walk on Wednesday the 27th and took it all in.

This is a pub outside the window of my office.

In true British fashion there has to be irreverent press surrounding the event - witness this picture taken with Wills and Kate lookalikes.  (They call him Wills here.)
Press scaffolding set up in front of the Abbey.
More camera scaffolding, this time on the historic Methodist Central Hall building.

We took in the event from the comfort of Dulwich at Sue and Mark's, celebrating the historic event coffee and scones, then with traditional English tea.  We cheered the proceedings along with Sue and Mark, Meghan, Sheila and Jill (visiting from Toronto).

David and I contributed tea scones to the event - Susan sent us the recipe from Toronto.  She told us that the recipe is around 130 years old, and her family must have brought it over from England when they emigrated to Canada.  This may be the first time the recipe has been back since!

God save the Queen!  
OMG there she is!
Props, girlfriend - nice choice of wedding dress.
GORGEOUS.  (P.S. David has a crush on Pippa)

Royal Watchers!

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the whole Royal Family from Woodwarde Road!

Also, please note the Duchess of Cambridge's excellent taste:

1 comment:

chelseastern said...

Totally thought of your dress when I saw her!!