Tuesday, August 3, 2010

American Royalty...

Congratulations to the Clinton family, Chelsea is married, yay!  It's been a couple of years since we had a First Daughter wedding... the last being Jenna Bush in 2008.  No matter what you political affiliation, it seems that a Presidential family wedding can cause excitement in the U.S., somewhat like the excitement that is generated for a royal wedding.  Face it, the Presidents and their families are the closest things we Americans have to royalty.  If not for their heritage and royal blood line, then for their ability to make news and stir up controversy and plenty of photo fodder for the Paparazzi.

I fully approve of Chelsea's style choices for her wedding.  The location was stately and secluded, the guest list was studded with famous friends, and her choice of flowers was flawless.  From the pictures I have been able to see of the bride, her bouquet appears to be made of all Gardenias.... Superb Choice!  However, upon closer viewing, I believe the Gardenias are supported by a base of white Hydrangea.  You can tell from the picture above that the rather thick green stems belong to some other flower besides Gardenias.  I really like the choice of all white flowers for the bouquet that is a perfect compliment to her Vera Wang gown.  Also, in perfect royal understatement, the groom's boutonniere is simple with a single white freesia, and low and behold for an American wedding, the groom's boutonniere is an appropriate size.

At this point, we can only look forward to a time when the Obama daughters are of marrying age... sigh.

Presidential Wedding Tid Bit for the day ...  on August 6th, 1966 (great year by the way) Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of then U.S. president Lyndon Johnson, married John Patrick Nugent at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C., the bride carried a small nosegay of Lily of the Valley.