Sunday, September 13, 2009

September 13, 2009

Happy Sunday Everyone, Thanks to Stan for letting me borrow this picture he took today. Here is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, GA. Stan and I took a day trip with our friend Rosanne, to attend mass at the cathedral, have brunch (Mother joined us) and to tour the famous Bonaventure and Greenwich cemeteries in east Savannah.

I have attended some great weddings here at the Cathedral in Savannah. I was a parishioner there for several years before moving out of state. It is a truly magnificent church, and the floral arrangements are always spectacular.

Lots of the royal weddings take place in cathedrals. Most of the royal weddings of European royal houses occur in large churches or cathedrals due to the size of the guest list and usually occur in capitol cities in cathedrals that hold historic significance in old European cities as they are usually national symbols, much like St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

The David Longman of Longman's Ltd. of London created Princess Diana's bridal bouquet and also the large floral displays in the Cathedral. Once Mr. Longman expressed his disappointment that the television coverage of the wedding didn't feature more shots of the altar and church arrangements... I have viewed several of the video clips available on YouTube, and he is correct, the flower arrangements are rarely visible. I am sure that all the cameras were instructed to be trained on the new princess, Prince Charles and the rest of the royal family. I wish I could find pictures of those arrangements!

Royal Wedding Tidbit for the day... The wedding of The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) on April 26, 1923 was the first royal wedding to be recorded on film.

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