I must admit that I'm looking forward to Prince William and Catherine's big day this Friday. There's just no comparison to a wedding here in the states. A few may measure up in terms of lavish decor like Donald Trump's or Melissa River's, but the mere idea of a "royal wedding" is truly once in a generation.
Of course, I'm most excited about the flowers. I imagine their long tables will be decorated with over-the-top arrangements like those designed by Preston Bailey. The only published designer I could find to date is South London's Simon J. Lycett. Here are a few gorgeous designs I pulled from his website.
Recently announced, designer Fiona Cairns was chosen to make the cake for the wedding. Decorated using the Joseph Lambeth technique using intricate, dimensional overpiping of borders, their cake will be a traditional fruit cake of several tiers. Catherine specially ordered sugar flowers that each represent different meanings from the language of flowers used in Victorian times. A few off of her list were roses meaning happiness, acorns meaning strength and endurance, and lily of the valley meaning tranquility.
Here are a few of Fiona's impeccable cakes.
They will arrive at the ceremony in a 1902 State Landau Carriage, the same one used by Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey.
The reception, at Buckingham Palace.
I still can't wait to see the flowers...