Thursday, September 10, 2009
September 10, 2009
Well, what could be cuter than children in a wedding party? Some people think not much could be. Today's pic features a very young Prince William and I think maybe the girl is Zara Phillips, but I'm not sure. They are decked out in Victorian era finery for the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. If you have ever seen any video of this great royal wedding (you can find lots of footage on YouTube) you will see, that with the exception of a few fidgety moments the children making up the wedding party are very well behaved. I am thinking that there are lots of royal ladies in waiting that are in charge of corralling all the youngsters at these big royal weddings. Not so the case in most American weddings I have attended. I think here in the U.S. brides go for the cute factor more than the well behaved factor and tend to have children in their wedding parties that are too young for the job. Maybe they feel obligated to have all their nieces and nephews... if not their own children be in the wedding party. I have seen a lot of weddings and know that often it is a big mistake, with the children becoming disgruntled and uncooperative long before the ceremony begins. Also, I have seen flower girls destroy their flowers in tantrums just prior to a ceremony beginning. I say let there be children in the wedding, but only at a certain age, like 7 or 8 years of age, give us all a break... some processionals are long enough without have to wait on a toddler to decide that he or she is good and ready to walk down the aisle. There was a recent exception to this situation for me... at the wedding of my cousins in Lincoln, NE, both the flower girls, though roughly 2 and 3 years old, were extremely well behaved and performed their duties wonderfully!
The costumes that royal bridesmaids and pages wear are quite stunning and unique. I much prefer the European and British custom of having them wear theme outfits, such as the nautical themed outfit that Prince William and the other pages wore during Andy and Fergie's wedding. Much better I think than miniature tuxedos for the boys, that rarely fit properly, or age inappropriate dresses for little girls. Later in the blog, I will try to feature more pics that show the interesting outfits worn by royal wedding attendants.
Thanks for checking in today... Terry.
Royal Wedding Tidbit for the day... Queen Victoria carried a nosegay of one single flower that was a favorite of Prince Albert's... the flower was "snowdrops", see the picture here.