Two nights ago, we arrived at the party house without a clue of what the night before us held. Four Leaf Events', Jen Barnette, created the most beautiful evening for guests. The royal wedding viewing party was more than I could have imagined it to be. The sapphire engagement ring's deep blue was the inspiration for the evening. Upon entering the house, the living room was transformed into a "wedding aisle," and it is here that we would watch Princess Diana's wedding as an appetizer, and would later watch the wedding of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding. A table was set up to hold replica sapphire and diamond rings that were given to guests as party favors. The signature drinks of the night were called "Kate-tails," and were colored sapphire blue with sugared rims to look like the ring when viewed from above. Wedding portraits of every sovereign, dating back to Queen Victoria and Prince Edward and also included Charles and Diana's, were hung on the wall. And as a photographer and journalist from the Associated Press crept quietly in the background, the evening was magical. The wedding cake was simple and beautiful, the food was delicate and delicious, and the memories are priceless.
What wedding would be complete without a picture of the shoes? Granted it's usually the bride's shoes that are photographed, but I think ours were pretty fabulous too.
Breakfast was more than any of us could handle, complete with scones, fresh fruit, homemade banana bread, and fresh-squeezed orange juice!
We sipped tea and watched the royal ceremony in our pajamas and matching William and Kate t-shirts.
English breakfast tea topped off the morning in assorted, vintage teacups.
The official royal invitations and Jen's creations.
Below is the invitation, inspired by the royal invitations and Jen's unique RSVP card. For more information on how you can have your own unique creation, click here.
A few of the girls from the evening.
Now that the royal wedding is over, what will we spend all our time obsessing over? We have some big things on the horizon at Four Leaf Events, so keep checking back to stay updated! I don't want to give TOO much away, but think "water"....and "elephants!!!"