It should come as no surprise to anyone that I skipped work and hosted, along with my sisters, a royal wedding party, complete with fancy hats and crumpets. (For the record, crumpets are just sort of mediocre. They're a cross between pancakes and English muffins, both of which are superior.) I've heard several commentaries on how the royal wedding is a waste of time and not worth all the attention it is getting. And to that I say, Oh, lighten up you big fat crank. Because what is not to love about a royal wedding? There's pomp and tradition and the Arch Bishop of Canterbury (did you SEE his eyebrows?!). And there are gilded carriages and wee little flower girls and David Beckham in a morning suit looking dreamy. And do I even have to mention the Queen? No, I don't. Because my general rule is: Where the Queen goes, so go I. And if the Queen is going to be at a wedding that will be televised (and can be recorded so I don't have to wake up at 2 am), I'm going to watch it.
Fortunately, I don't have cranky friends. In fact, I have the opposite. I have friends who not only wanted to come to the party but gave their full support by wearing fabulous hats and squealing when Kate stepped out of the car.
Speaking of hats: I'm going to quit my job and move to England and become a milliner. Because, folks, I have found my calling. We needed fancy hats so I spent the better part of last night making them for myself, Mom, and Lindsay and then this morning I threw one together for Camille. And much to my surprise they all turned out very large and over-the-top and also, awesome. Katie could also go into the biz because she pulled off a rather fabulous floral number. This is what comes of having felt, tulle, a glue gun and a dream.
Roll the highlight reel:
|Camille, with a bird in her hair.|
|Susan, recognizing the occasion called for a crown|
|Jenny brought this cake. We later celebrated the event by eating their faces.|
|The Spread. At one point Laura leaned over to me and said, "I like that all of our brunch food can be considered a dessert. This means the party is a success." Agreed.|
|Lindsay managed to make it through the day without gouging anyone's eye out with those curly bits.|
|We agreed that Jenny could pull this hat off at church.|
|I might not be so lucky. But that did not stop me from wearing it the entire day, long after everyone left. I want to wear this hat to the grocery store, to the bank, while I'm doing my laundry. I feel sparkly and triumphant in it.|
|This hat that Laura is wearing is from the actual milliner that Diana used!!!|
|When Katie put on those white bobbly beads I gasped. Genius!|
|Very Grace Kelly, Liz|
|Heather arrived looking like she just stepped off the train at Kings Cross in 1952.|
|Holly skipped part of her planned trip to Disneyland to be with us. That girl's got her priorities straight.|
|Lindsay made this hat and I'm pretty sure she needs to be my business partner when I open my hat shop|
|We stood during the processional. Naturally.|