Monday, May 2, 2011

The Wedding

On Friday I was invited to a Royal Wedding party. We had to wear dresses and hats, (being English, I have hats galore). I dressed up in my English tea dress and was ready to go. Bella, (my niece) was my partner in crime, I didn't want her missing the wedding of the year.

I thought I should bake something rather English so went with a Victoria Sponge Cake - you can't get more English than that. Not too fancy but delicious in its simplicity.

My friend had taped the wedding and played it throughout the party. I LOVED every second, it reminded me of home. I used to live five minutes away from Buckingham Palace, passing it daily on my way to work. It also reminded me of my wedding, as I got married in central London.

I love all the Royal Family, Prince Charles, Princess Ann, Edward, Andrew and all their children. I thought the Queen looked beautiful and Kate was a true princess. I wish I had been there on the streets waving my flag.

Here's our own wedding party guests!!

And my good friend Heather, she lived in London when she was younger.

They put on an amazing English spread, full of English food and drink. It was a little piece of England in Denver.

A lot of people have asked me about all the hats that people wore to the wedding. In England it is common practice to wear a hat to a wedding. You can buy beautiful hats almost anywhere. I really loved seeing all the hats, I especially loved Fergie's daughters hats. Princess Beatrice and Eugenie. I thought that Beatrice's weird octopus/bow hat was stunning.


  1. fun! all you girls looked great! maryjo

  2. oh man...............looks like it was a blast.

  3. Seriously how adorable were you! Love it. You must let me join you when Harry gets married!

  4. omg you are so cute!! What a FUN party! i need an excuse to buy a super fun hat!!!!

  5. YOU LOOK SO GREAT!! love the idea!! I wish I could have been there!!

  6. What a fun party! So glad you had your own little taste of London! What a great group of friends!