Rick and I watched the wedding this evening. It was very pretty and well done. I loved the trees brought in! That was fabulous.
Still, I could not help noticing something. There was no infatuation sparkle. Now, let me explain.
With Diana and Charles, there was nothing. It was beyond just British, it was cold. With Kate and William, they are obviously in love, and I think they are a great match.
Yet, could you not tell that they were familiar? They have been living together for 8 years. They know each other well, which is great, but it made some of the magic missing from this event.
I wanted to see something more than a true love choice here, I wanted to see sparkle! I wanted to see them hardly able to stop looking at each other, holding each other's hand. I wanted to see more gooey stuff.
I'm sure they had it. We all just missed out on it. There was more best friend than adorable longing in this event.
I understand that they all believe testing this out was a better way of doing things. I just personally don't think so. It's one extreme to another. Diana should never have been pressured to marry a man she did not love, or was not loved by. Yet, once love was found for William, I so wish we could have seen them expectantly magical as they anticipated their union. That kiss was lacking! Could you not see him? He was saying "well, should we give them a kiss then? come on, let's give them a kiss." IF this is about letting royalty be with their love, let's see them do it right. If she were not so familiar to him, perhaps he would have been eager enough to at least reach his hands out toward her when kissing her! Is this just a British thing?
Okay, you die-hards can throw your tomatoes at me now. It's just my take on the whole thing.