Friday, April 29, 2011

april 29th

i did indeed drag myself out of bed this morning at 5:30 to watch william and kate's wedding. i was surprised how emotional i became when i first tuned in. not so much because of the wedding itself, but remembering sitting with my father 20 years ago watching the wedding of charles and diana.  i miss my father terribly and moments like this just get to me. now take a look at this sweet picture of kate with her own father giving her away...
the bride's bouquet: one word, stunning. two more words, elegantly understated.  kate carried sweet william flowers in a nod to her new husband. also included---in accordance with royal tradition--was a sprig from a myrtle bush planted by queen victoria on the isle of wight in 1845. myrtle itself is an emblem of marriage and love.

other flowers in the bouquet included hyacinth, lily-of-the-valley and ivy. there is quite a bit of meaning behind the flowers. sweet william means gallantry, lily-of-the-valley the return of happiness, and hyacinth stands for constancy of love while ivy signifies fidelity, marriage, wedded love and friendship.

 congratulations to the duke and duchess of cambridge!



No comments:

Post a Comment