Monday, May 21, 2018

A Royal Wedding recap

So this was pretty much the view in my living room on Saturday morning, where my friend Lynn joined me just before 6 a.m. so we could watch the Royal Wedding. (Neither of us dressed up or wore makeup, as we were aiming for comfort, thus no photos of the attendees this time, ha!)

But there was no reason I couldn't "dress" the tea trolley for the occasion, so I pulled out the new teapot and sugar and creamer I recently found at T.J. Maxx, along with the "Harry & Meghan" mugs I found there as well. I tied a bow around Lynn's and told her it could be her souvenir of the day!

I had both Royal Palace Tea from Harney and Celebration Blend Tea from Fortnum & Mason on hand, but we both liked the Royal Palace Tea so much that we stuck with it throughout our viewing.

I made raisin as well as salted caramel mini scones, served with lemon curd and freshly whipped cream.

Crustless mini quiches were the only savory I made (this was more than enough food for two people!), and Lynn brought the fresh fruit.

And of course we had to have something chocolate for breakfast "dessert."

I actually bought these British cupcake papers after Prince William's wedding, and I'm glad I did, because I figure it will be quite a few years before another really grand Royal Wedding takes place. (I know Princess Eugenie is getting married later this year, but I'm guessing George or Charlotte will be the next "big" Royal Wedding.)

Lynn and I so enjoyed watching the wedding together, and I learned a fun fact about my friend. According to family legend, a grandfather several generations ago was a page boy for Queen Victoria, and somewhere there is a family Bible inscribed to him by the Queen! Lynn is researching that to find out who in the family now has the Bible, and I hope I'll at least get to see a photo of it one day.

So what were your favorite moments from Saturday? I loved the moment the gorgeous bride arrived, of course, revealing her simple but stunning gown, and I also enjoyed seeing the Queen arrive with the recently-recovered-from-hip-surgery Prince Philip. What a trouper!

Lynn recognized more of the celebrities than I did, but I did enjoy spotting Oprah (and I loved her hat!). I was also pleased that Sarah, Duchess of York was invited to this wedding, and I thought she looked lovely.

Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, looked absolutely stunning in her green dress, coat, and matching hat, I thought. When she started tearing up before the ceremony, so did I!

I thought it was awfully gracious of Prince Charles to escort Meghan in place of her absent father, and I loved that he extended his arm to Ms. Ragland on several occasions, clearly welcoming her into the family.

What were your favorite moments from the day? Do you agree with the ones listed by the Daily Mail?


  1. First of all, your "wedding breakfast" looks delightful. I did get up just in time to see Megan arrive at the church, and I pretty much agree with the Daily Globe but I'd add some other moments - that cellist! He was amazing. And the gospel choir singing "Stand By Me". In fact, I enjoyed all the music. Princess Charlotte waving at the crowd was adorable. And did you see the look on the pageboy's face (behind Megan's shoulder) as they waited for Prince Charles to take her the rest of the way down the aisle. Priceless! I always cry at weddings and this one was no exception. Beautiful ceremony and I wish them much happiness.

  2. What a lovely tea table, and the goodies you made look delicious! I wish I'd taken the time to do something like that. I actually didn't get up to watch - it was my daughter's birthday Saturday, and I knew it was going to be a long day, so I taped the wedding and slept in. You've inspired me to try to do something special when I finally do get to watch, though - hopefully this coming long weekend!

  3. Your wedding tea looked lovely. I thought the wedding was lovely. The dress was beautiful.

  4. What a delicious breakfast and chocolate is good anytime of day! I was lucky enough to find the one and only Harry & Meghan mug at T.J. Maxx, thanks to your alert. I'm not a "morning person" so I watched it later in the day. But I did have my British-themed fabric tea cozy that I had made, the mug, Scottish shortbread and Royal Wedding Tea by Harney & Sons. My favorite part of the wedding was when they showed the little boy with the big grin and no front teeth behind the bride!

  5. Your celebratory tea trolley looks so nice, and your celebration with your friend sounds like great fun. I must admit that I slept in myself and missed the wedding
    because I had been at a play-off hockey game on Friday night and didn't get to bed until very late. But I'm glad that the wedding went off so well and that everybody enjoyed it so much.
    --from Vernona in DC

  6. I woke about 4AM and began watching so missed the arrivals. I didn't spot Sarah and so wanted to see her, but have since spotted her in pictures. It was such a wonderful wedding, so well planned and executed. It was all beautiful from the homily, music, smiles, and Prince Charles hand guiding and welcoming. I celebrated alone with scones and tea.

  7. Love the way you celebrated this grandiose event. Simply brilliant!

  8. What a fun way to celebrate the Royal Wedding! Our group watched it in one of the hotel rooms which I'll be blogging about. Were you able to find the Royal Wedding magazine at Dollar Tree?


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