I don't know who I was kidding. Me not get wrapped up in Royal Wedding mania? I told myself I would just catch a glimpse here and there, but that would be it.
Clearly, I was mistaken.
As I sifted through the 7 different DVR'd Royal Wedding specials from Friday, I realized maybe I had gone a little overboard. (And that was on top of the random specials from Lifetime, TLC, and Oxygen - including Princess Diana's wedding - that I had recorded earlier in the week.) But as the wedding got closer and the hype was hard to avoid, I couldn't help myself. After all, this wedding is history in the making, even if it's not American history, and evidently I didn't want to be left out. And of course, nothing disappointed - Kate was unbelievably beautiful (and super skinny...), all the pomp and pageantry was not to be outdone, and I couldn't get enough. I was actually a little sad when it was over. (Yes, I do have a life and better things to do, but it was kind of thrilling to 'witness' an event meant only for joy. I was a typical little girl, reading and fantasizing about the typical stuff of fairy tales and this is probably the closest thing to the fulfillment of such a fantasy that I'll ever witness.)
But I couldn't be just a regular person enjoying the events on my TV - no, no, I immediately delved into memories of my wedding - the preparation, how quickly we arranged everything (8 weeks), the reasoning behind why we did what we did, the specifics from the day, etc...and then my mind shifted to marriage - how almost 6 years later things are so different than I imagined on that day and wondering if William and Kate will encounter the ups and downs of marriage and of life in general. My mind ran wild, which led me to drag out my wedding box.
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