The moment I've been waiting for for sooo long now. I attached flags and bunting to my windows on thursday night and headed up to london with a begrudging hubby early saturday morning.
I sat in a wonderful pub in Victoria (after trawling up to St James park...and back again because it was rammed and their where no big screens to look at!!!!) surrounded by bunting and booze we watched the whole thing...meanwhile outside the pub, while the service was going on the whole procession went past ....with ALL the coaches and horses and armour. preparing for the couple to come out and head to Bucky P.
then slightly sozzled we headed to McDonald's to soak up the booze... we ran out in time for the balcony Kiss, but could find a screen again. (victoria stations screen was off) we ended up standing outside a pub peering through the window with about 25 other stranglers..which was just as atmospheric.
Then. we realised we had the perfect view of the back of Bucky P for the planes that go overhead. and just as we thought of the idea a HUGE, very low spitfire flew over our heads...it was super dooper!
We were so happy we sat and had some very expensive Pimms 2 for £10 outside a bar looking at the back of Buckingham Palace...smiling. such a great day!
we got back to Brighton literally seconds before the couple came out in their Aston Martin. what a laugh and a reminder that they are actually the same age as me and my spouse.
the atmosphere was like when England play in the world cup, but we all new the outcome would be good. I loved the flags and the sing-a-longs and the gold gilding and the traditions and everything.
hurry up and get married harry!
here's a round up of some super cool...iconic merchandise to snap up....some of which I have!
I wish every wedding did a memento like that! I'd be happy with a cousin Sam's wedding umbrella memento or a Jim and Steff Tea Towel!
To brilliant wedding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding dings