Celebrating The Royal Wedding| Markle And Sparkle

We may not have been invited to the Royal wedding itself, but there was no way I was missing out on the atmosphere and excitement a wedding brings.  There’s something joyous about celebrating a wedding and being able to witness the union between two people very much in love.

And although we could have stayed home to watch the wedding, I wanted to be in the middle of the action.  To share the delight of the day with others.

Up and down the country, street parties were held to mark the union of HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, so it felt fitting that we should also enjoy that atmosphere by attending an event hosted by Marks and Spencer who put on a street party themed shin dig at their Kensington street branch cafe.

You can’t have missed the press excitement over the weekends name change from Marks and Spencer to Markle and Sparkle just to mark the marriage.  So if I couldn’t be a member of the congregation at St. Georges Chapel I wanted to celebrate this auspicious moment in a famed British Institution.

The cafe was decked out in flags and there was a fun photo booth where we could don some silly props and take some great selfies.   I loved watching the various ways people put their looks together- the cutest was perhaps seeing a trio of elderly ladies getting in the spirit and taking their first ever selfies.

As the wedding started to get closer we sat down in front of the big screen and along with the other customers who were made up of a variety of local community, charities and organisations and waved our flags waiting for that big moment.

The moment where we’d finally glimpse the beautiful bride and the dress she’d chosen to wear.

When she finally stepped out of the car and we got to see her properly the room was silenced in awe.  I think we can all agree that the simplicity and style of the dress along with the 16ft beautiful veil that trailed behind her was just utter perfection.

We all watched the wedding together.  We watched as Prince Harry’s eyes filled with tears as he first glimpsed Meghan and we watched her mother witness her daughters’s union with every emotion etched across her face.

All of us together felt like we were witness to a great piece of British history.

It seemed fitting therefore that we were together at Marks and Spencer.  A moment of history we’ll all remember in a place that’s quintessentially as British as it gets.

thelondonmum

30 Comments

  1. Aw I love that Marks and Spencer did that and the cake looks amazing! I really loved watching the wedding, I got swept up into it so much more than I thought I would!

    • Hahah I think it’s hard not to, it’s really quite an epic event for the UK!

  2. Now this sounds like an amazing experience and way to celebrate the royal wedding, it looks like Marks and Spencers really put on a great throw!

    • IT was great to be surrounded by other people and all talk about what we thought… breaking it down is one of the best parts isn’t it? 😉

  3. Oh I love this! What fun! It was such an amazing wedding wasn’t it? I loved that it was a real Hollywood meets royal wedding! So lovely!

    • It was like watching an extension of Suits lol. I was waiting for Mike to stop the whole event!

  4. It looks like you had fun watching it. We live streamed it from the middle of a farm.

  5. Looks like fun. I used to work around the corner from there and always enjoyed going in that branch.

  6. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and I think it’s nice that you got to watch it in M&S! I was in complete awe as well when she finally stepped down from the car and we got a full view of her beautiful and elegant wedding gown!

  7. Quite agree LondonMum … great pageantry – great occasion – great weather – great atmosphere – great music – great couple BUT another great little ‘prince’ & ‘princess’ ran them close – & both looking photogenically fantastic … oh yes, – so did Harry & Meghan ha.
    Please check your “0” LondonMum – I need your clearance for something B-I-G. Hope all’s well. Onwards LondonMum.

    • Oh I hope you had a great time!!! We had a few roads in our area hosting a proper street party too.

  8. What a wonderful time you had. It sounds like M&S pulled out all the stops to make it an occasion to remember for years to come! I love the pics. We watched the Royal Wedding at home and I thought everything about it was really lovely.

    • We had such a lovely time, it was great to be with other people

  9. I loved how modern Harry and Meghan’s wedding was. And boy, did they look in love?! I certainly got swept up in the romance of it all. The M&S event looked really good. I bet they really know how to throw a party!

    Louise x

    • They looked so in love.. it was so endearing to watch.. tugged on my heart strings!

  10. It seems to be that you had great fun watching the wedding. There were really great moments to capture. I really love that little pretty girl. she is so cute:)

  11. What a fabulous event. I just sat at home and watched the TV coverage – it was a beautiful wedding

    • It was wasn’t it? I loved that it was a good mix of them both.

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