The approaching royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton has everyone excited. It has been 3 decades since such a big wedding event has occured. Despite it being considered a UK event, the entire world will be watching. It is expected to draw more interest than the wedding of Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. As the April event approaches Brides will be taking notes on each and every detail in the hopes of capturing a bit of the wedding planning and duplicating it in their own wedding event.
A few details will leak out before the event and from those details Brides everywhere will benefit from designers and companies seeking to increase their revenue by duplicating bouquets, shoes, gloves, and wedding dress details for others to capture. However, it will not be the dress nor the bouquet that makes the wedding special, it will be the other details that will be important. The traditions and the symbolism involved in are what will make the event different from others and more Royal, after all that is what Royals are good at, keeping tradition.
You too can capture some of that same specialness that will make your event a royal event and memorable. Princess Diana carried in her bouquet ivy that had been planted from the cuttings of Queen Victoria's bridal bouquet. Consider duplicating the bouquet of your mother, grandmother, or even your Groom's grandmother's bouquet in your own wedding.
You very well may want to capture details from Kate's wedding gown, but also watch and consider replicating the traditions of the day. Discuss the details that made up the wedding of your own parents, grandparents, and those of your Groom's family and use those events in your own wedding. It will be the traditions that will take front and center with the Royal Wedding in England and that is what will make that wedding so special. Grab a little tradition and carry it in your own special day, and perhaps the things you do will then be carried on once again with your own children. Traditions are always a key to keeping generations connected and those are what will make your wedding a royal event indeed.
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From Michael "The SteelPan Guy" King Jr.- Caiso SteelBand Music Group