Leading up to this much-hyped Royal Wedding I didn't pay much attention at first. I read a news story here and there, caught a few television reports speculating everything from the gown to the guest list. But as it drew nearer, my interest grew a little.
I wasn't alive to witness Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding, but I vividly remember being captivated by Princess Diana's funeral nearly 14 years ago. Like millions of people around the world, I woke up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the coverage of her beautiful farewell.
It was then that I really became aware of the royal family, especially the young princes who were so close in age to me. I remember having a bit of a "celebrity" crush on Prince William. So as his wedding day approached, I got curious.
And who doesn't love a good wedding? Especially one with as much fanfare as this one!
I didn't set my alarm to catch every minute of the affair (but I did DVR the coverage in case I wanted to go back and see some highlights). But when Sean's alarm went off just before 6 a.m. (I'm off work today so was planning to sleep until I felt like getting up), I decided to turn the TV on to see how it was going.
Of course I was instantly hooked. It was the end of the ceremony, but I loved seeing her beautiful gown, catching glimpses of the guests (and their outrageous hats), and following their journey to Buckingham Palace. And I may or may not have shed a tear or two.
I think Kate, or more officially, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, looked stunning. I loved her dress!