I love weddings. Period. I’ve been obsessed with all things bridal from the moment my mother bought me my first Barbie in her full wedding day regalia. With wedding season in full bloom, it seems like everyone has weddings on the brain.
Last week one of my good friends got engaged. Not only is she working on finishing her master’s degree, she is also an LA publicist for a big time denim brand. She confessed to me that she has been planning her wedding since she was 14 and it was no surprise to that she pretty much had most of the details planned for her big day in August of next year.
Only 10 days ago, America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon married for a second time to agent Jim Toth at her home in Ojai, California in a blush pink Monique Lhuillier gown. Interestingly enough, her new movie with Robert Pattinson, Water for Elephants is slated to be released next week. I wonder who worked out the timing on that one…
On April 29th at 3am Eastern Time, Prince William and (my girl) Kate Middleton will make it official, making this the first wedding of the British monarchy since the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married in 1981. Literally, it was the wedding of the century.
It seems like the royal family has a monopoly on major weddings. I don’t think the possible nuptials of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (crossing my fingers praying that won’t happen) could top the extravagance and the spectacle of Royal Wedding Watch 2011. Whatever pr agency is doing the work for the event must be working overtime to manage all of the media attention. With social media going crazy and companies creating royal wedding everything including: underwear, PEZ dispensers, nail decals and replicas of Kate’s engagement ring. You can find just about anything to quench your royal wedding thirst.
For many celebrities, their pr agency and publicity team, weddings are strictly private events, but most of the time paparazzi ignore the wishes of public figures by flying helicopters over their ceremony or try to crash the reception. However, the royal family is welcoming the public and the media to celebrate in this momentous occasion. I’m sure it helps that there have been monster crushes on Prince William since, forever.
Personally, I welcome the spectacle. It sounds like a whole lot of fun. I remember my mom telling me about staying up to watch the wedding and her friends taping it on their VCRs. Thank goodness for the invention of the DVR, it will make rewinding Kate’s walk down the isle even that much easier.