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.