Wedding fever is spreading like wildfire through my house. Okay, so maybe I’m the only one who has it, but that doesn’t sound as exciting, does it?
Andy and I celebrated our eleventh anniversary this past Friday. And by “celebrated,” I mean “Jennifer told Andy that she really does love him tremendously and she’s sure they’ll have lots more anniversaries, so why don’t they wait and celebrate next week because the Royal Wedding is that day, too.”
Because OMG ROYAL WEDDING! I’m a raging Anglophile, for which I blame my mother. It’s her side of the family that hails from England (Kent & the Isle of Wight, to be more exact). And it’s my mother who got me up early to watch Charles and Diana’s wedding. One sight of that big poufy wedding dress, and my six-and-a-half-year-old self was forever smitten with the royal family. I awoke at the crack of dawn for Andrew and Fergie’s wedding, too, and sat in tears watching Diana’s funeral. I’m not a morning person, but I’ll set my alarm to watch pageantry involving people with beautiful accents.
Friday’s alarm was set for 5:30 a.m., I turned on the TV just in time to see Kate’s car begin the procession to Westminster Abbey. Eleanor sleepily joined me a few hours later and gave me a nice circle-of-life moment. For a few minutes, anyway, before she got bored and demanded I switch the channel to PBS.
I watched it all over again later that day at friend Amanda’s, where we had “wedding cake” (aka cupcakes) and toasted the happy couple. I wore my wedding veil, as one does when eating cupcakes celebrating a royal wedding that also occurs on your anniversary.
And yes, I might have watched parts of it one more time before I went to bed that night. When I told you I was an Anglophile, I meant it, people.
So between eleven years of wedded bliss and OMG LOOK AT THE PRINCESS DRESS it’s been pretty wedding-crazy around here. But wait! There’s more! In two days I’ll be watching another wedding, my little sister’s. I’m so proud of her and can’t wait to celebrate her big day. She’ll of course be a stunning bride…I wonder if I can get her to say her vows in a British accent?