2011 May 4
Twenty8Twelve designer Savannah Miller didn't actually attend the Royal Wedding last week, but the proud Brit writes to us from the frontlines anyway.
"Last Friday was possibly the most exciting day of the year for a lot of Brits, as we all turned totally royalist to celebrate the magical union of Prince William to his long-term love, Catherine Middleton. I must admit, I wasn't so sure what all the hype was about. But as the day crept closer, I realised that thanks to these two folks, I was going to be getting a double Easter weekend off in succession! I also have a two-year-old daughter who is obsessed with everything princess, so as soon as she cottoned on the fact that there was going to be a real princess getting married, the household turned into a hysterical frenzy of excitement!
In the week leading up to the ceremony, I had dinner with the gorgeous stylist, Bay Garnett, and after dinner we drove along Pall Mall, as Bay's partner Tom Craig was shooting a short film about it. It was amazing to see the devoted fans these guys had! People were sleeping on the streets just to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous couple. On the wedding day, I was at home in the Cotswolds, and we went to watch the whole thing from early in the morning with our friends Dan and Juliet Chadwick. We had the most delicious full English royal brunch fit for a king with delicious sausages and bacon supplied by Diana Guinness which she home-reared and butchered herself. They were the best sausages I have ever eaten. That woman is a genius.
And then, there was the dress... I caught a peek of Sarah Burton helping Kate in the car and jumped ten feet in the air with excitement that, indeed, it was going to be a McQueen dress. The relief and excitement I felt was enormous! I knew Sarah would not disappoint, and I have to admit, I shed a small tear because I know Lee would have been so proud of her and all she has achieved for the brand after his sad departure. The star of the show was undoubtedly Kate Middleton. I cannot imagine the pressure she must have been under with two billion people watching her every move, and she didn't falter one bit. She was so utterly poised and graceful and looked absolutely fit to be a queen. I genuinely believe that these two people love each other and I wish them all the love and luck in the world for a very happy and long life together.
Click here to see a picture of the first wedding dress I designed last September for my friend Jane Treays' wedding to her gorgeous husband, Charles Montenaro, at Claridges.
Until next time,
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