Sunday, May 1, 2011

how to be Blissfully & Royally Wed

I trust all of you made the sacrifice of waking up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the Royal Wedding live on television this Friday... or maybe if you're like me, you just didn't sleep at all! I'm a sucker for royalty and rags-to-riches stories. The marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William is comprised of everything a little girl dreams of: meeting a handsome prince who sweeps you off of your feet, proposes to you with his mother's famous engagement ring, and rides off with you in a horse-drawn carriage. ahhhhhhh...... Prince Harry, I'M STILL SINGLE!!

So for all of you who have found your handsome prince, or, like me, are still praying for him to come along, here are the top 10 ways to make your wedding royal:

10. Arrive in style:
Kate arrived to the wedding in on of the Royal Rolls Royce made almost entirely of glass! 

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9. Make the walk down the aisle even more exciting with special details:
A red carpet extended all the way from the door of the abbey to the alter, about the length of a football field!

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*go to Premier Tent Rentals in Atlanta for red carpet rentals!*

8. Make your mother feel beautiful on your special day. Her little princess is becoming a woman!:
The mother-of-the-Bride, Carole Middleton, wore a lovely baby-blue dress by Catherine Walker.

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*make an appointment with Olive to find the perfect mother-of-the-bride dress today!*

7. Decorate with unpredictable detail:
Kate and William got married in the beautiful Westminster Abbey and had a traditional Catholic Ceremony. There were 1,900 guests and the historical church was decorated with beautiful 25-foot trees.

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*go to your local nursery to find out how to decorate with trees!*

6. Just because the bridesmaids and flower girls are breathtaking doesn't mean they will take your spotlight, they will enhance it!
Kate's sister, Pippa, was the maid-of-honor and wore a beautiful ivory gown also designed my Sarah Burton. She walked down the isle with sweet flower girls who all wore halos of flowers in their hair.

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*make an appointment with Olive to find the perfect white dress... for the bride or the bridesmaid!*

5. Understated flowers only accentuates the beauty of the woman holding them:
Kate's bouquet was comprised of lilly-of-the-valley, sweet William (how appropriate), hyacinth, ivy, and myrtle.

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4. Look like yourself! Don't wear more makeup or wear your hair bigger than usual. The most beautiful brides are the ones who appear effortless:
My biggest surprise of the wedding: Kate did her own makeup! She looked so beautiful and very much herself with her natural makeup and flowing hair. 

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3. Like makeup, your jewelry shouldn't be overwhelming. If your earrings, necklace, etc. is the only thing you see in the mirror, take it off. Your smile is always more important than diamonds or pearls:
The Queen allowed Kate to wear the Carteir "halo" tiera which was presented to Elizabeth by her father on her 18th birthday. Kate also wore diamond-drop earrings by Robinson Pelham, given to her by her parents. The earrings were inspired by the Middleton's new family crest.

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2. When looking for a dress, make sure it accentuates your best assets. Less is more; showing skin isn't the only way to be sexy, and a lot of embellishment takes the eye off of the bride. Keep it sweet and simple:
What does everyone look forward to most at a royal wedding? The dress, of course! Kate wore a beautiful dress made by Sarah Burton, the new head designer for Alexander McQueen. It has a sweetheart neckline corseted bodice with a v-neck, long sleeve lace overlay and satin bell skirt. It has a striking resemblance to Grace Kelly's wedding dress, my personal favorite.

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*to look royal on your wedding day, make an appointment with Olive to find a dress fit for a queen!*

1. Above all, remember that the amount of money spent on your wedding doesn't make it royal; you're only a princess if you feel like one. So find a dress that makes you feel beautiful, look into your prince's eyes, and know that you have finally found your fairytale happy ending. You are riding off into the sunset with HIM, not the photographer, not the cake, and not your bouquet. A wedding can be royal, but marriage is worth nothing without a man who treats you like a queen.

And they lived happily ever after. The End.

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