Royal Wedding Coverage: Finale: Hats, Kiss, Cakes, etc.

Well, I have to say that I quite enjoyed the Royal Wedding. I think my favorite aspect of the entire experience is finding out how Catherine and William put their personal touches wherever they could and I believe the cakes are the best illustration of that.

Wedding Cake: full of symbolism and tradition source: Getty Images

The cake creator and a full view of the cake. source: Weddzilla.com

Cake detail. source: Getty Images

Williams groom's cake made of chocolate biscuits. source: Royal Flickr Channel

Next in line are the hats, fascinators, and fashion. A wedding is an occasion to dress to the proverbial nines and in my opinion, no one does this better than the English. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Here we have not one, but two kisses on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Many have reported on the quick pecks as not being enough, but I believe it was the right thing to do based on the occasion and the groom’s dislike of public displays of affection (he was blushing after both kisses). You can clearly see that this couple is in love and that is just lovely to see as illustrated by the accompanying pics.

The kiss. source:

On their way to Buckingham Palace: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

Stealing a glance at one another during the ceremony source: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

Here are the bride and groom at their receiving line. Oh, if you are reading this and are in the process of planning a wedding, a receiving line is a must do if you are not planning to mingle (and often miss your dinner) and speak to each guest at your reception. I’m old fashioned and I think that a receiving line is the best way to ensure you thank all of your guests.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge receiving their guests. source: http://blog.weddzilla.com/topics/reception/william-kate%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98cozy%E2%80%99-palace-reception/

Catherine then changed in to a lovely modern gown for the receptions which followed the receiving line. It’s very simple, but elegant. Prince William sports a classic tuxedo.

Catherine's second gown was also designed by Sarah Burton for McQueen

source: people.com

Finally, we have their getaway. The getaway vehicle (an Aston Martin) was well done. A fun car with even a bit of “common” balloon decor.

The happy couple leaving in a classic Aston Martin. source: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

"Just Wed" source: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

I wish William and Catherine a happy marriage!

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