queen mum, i swear i'm a princess!

Wednesday PM - got in another 3 mile run
Total mileage for Wednesday = 6

So are you planning to watch the Royal Wedding?? Or are you utterly over the hype?

I saw on Yahoo! headlines, an article on how Kate is NOT tossing her bouquet. (Which probably means the DJ won't be playing "Single Ladies"...)
It was pretty interesting to read the reasoning behind it:

British royal protocol dictates that instead of being hurled skyward and giving one lucky and sure-handed girl a superstitious shove toward marriage, Kate's bouquet will come to a far more solemn rest.
As she heads back down the aisle at Westminster Abbey, having completed her nuptials to become either Her Royal Highness Princess William of Wales or another title of the queen's choosing, she will take a moment to lay her floral creation at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, a historic grave embedded into the church floor in 1920 to commemorate anonymous soldiers killed at war.......
....The tomb, carrying the body of an unidentified soldier brought home from the first World War, is a revered site in British military history. It became etched into royal tradition in 1923 thanks to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who would later be known as the queen mother....
Did you toss the bouquet at your wedding? If you're not married, what do you normally do during the bouquet toss - knock out the competition with your elbows...or make a mad dash to the potty to avoid the custom?

I chose NOT to throw my bouquet. Instead Matt & I thought we'd honor the longest married couple that attended our wedding. So the DJ coordinated the whole thing, and we were able to pass off the bouquet and the garter.

Back to the article:

...But what of the flowers that will be laid there? There has been some mystery regarding the creation....
Whatever form it takes, it is virtually certain that it will contain the royal staple of myrtle, known as the herb of love. Queen Victoria planted a myrtle bush at one of her residences, Osborne House, in the 1840s, and every royal wedding bouquet since has contained a sprig taken from the same plant.

What flowers did you use in your wedding? Or what flowers do you plan to use / would like to use?
Princess Diana used it in her bouquet as well...


I love calla lillies, so my bouquet was the fuschia version & I asked the florist to attach crystals around the rims. My MOH's carried white callas with one fuschia, and the bridesmaids carried all white bouquets.

                                                              You kinda get the idea - not the best close up

I'm actually really into the royal wedding stuff...only because of my grandfather on my mom's side. He was from England (Yeovil to be exact), and I used to always bug him about our family - I was pretty indignant that we were in fact royalty. Grandpa was the comedian in our family. He looked like Dick Van Dyke & could move like Charlie Chaplin.

He passed away in August of 2001, months after seeing me graduate from highschool. We were very close & it may just be that anything tied to England kinda makes me feel like he's still here.


Christina said...

I like reading about the 'royal wedding'. It's just interesting to me the whole monarchy they have going on and how it's transitioned over the years. I think the role they have taken modern day is neat to see. It gives the feeling of tradition, but the people now are the ones who have more of a say to what goes on in their lives.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

The royal wedding is a bit tired for me at this point. I'm half English and my hubs is completely English so we should care more but I don't! My grandparents are obsessed with the royal family. One summer staying with them they forced me to watch a 3 hour documentary on Prince William's life in honor of his 18th birthday. (It wasn't so bad since back then I had a crush on him!)

Becca Christensen said...

Fun blog post, I dig. I usually try to avoid having to even get up during the toss at weddings. Recently my boyfriend made mea nd I made zero effort to catch it.

I'm up in the air on this for sure but am leaning towards but is not being fondly called a pelopement - a planned elopement. My Dad and I cut a deal after my sisters wedding that he'd give me 5k MORE than her wedding cost if I elope...and lets just say it'd pay off a HUGE chunk of my townhome I own. So, I'm leaning towards that with a long, luxurous honeymoon after.

If so, I'll pick all my blog followers some flowers to throw their way while in tahiti or something.


Michelle said...

I'm very excited about the Royal wedding! I feel like I grew up with Prince William - my mom was a fan of Princess Diana and my baby brother was born a month before him!

I did have a bouquet toss at my wedding -- it was hilarious because I overthrew it the first time and my cousin's husband caught it.

I love calla lilies -- I really wanted them for my wedding - but it wasn't seasonally practical. Boo! Your flowers were gorgeous :)