Besides being an incredible continuation of ceremonies that extend back thousands of years, I also find the upcoming wedding interesting in a more social context. It's so lovely to see the world (well, maybe just the Commonwealth) get excited about something together. After so many years of endless headlines on the market crash, its consequent recession, oil spills, wars, and the usual doom and gloom it's so refreshing to finally see people coming together and being happy. Nothing gets people's spirits up quite like a wedding, and considering royal weddings only happen once every thirty or so years (I wasn't yet alive when Charles and Diana married) it's definitely something remarkable.
So, in keeping with all this my mother, sister and I will all be staying up until one or two in the morning or whenever when things will be starting live in England and we're having a little Royal Wedding Party. There will be lots of tea and we're all dressing up (my sister and I are going to do our best Kate Middleton impressions). I have a veil I'm going to bust out while I believe my sister is going to sport a hat with a whole lot of feathers. Today we picked up replica rings of Kate/Diana's engagement ring, and - the theme of this post - painted our nails Will & Kate Wedding-style. Anyway, I thought I'd share the photos of the finished result.
My original plan had been to use our nail stamper for the crowns and the bells, but it was being SO UNCOOPERATIVE so I eventually gave up and had to freehand it. So, it's not quite as tidy as I would have liked but I'm still pretty pleased.
"W&K" - the ampersand is a little blurred but ohhhh well.
The replica! Unfortunately it's a size too big, but who's going to be choosey?