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Title: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Euan Buchan on April 24, 2011, 08:17:48 PM
Where are you going to watch the Wedding? I don't know what I'll be doing yet either  watch at home or at my Grandparents. Even though I'm not a huge fan of The Royal Family I will watch it as its part of history and it be our Future King & Queen.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Normandie on April 24, 2011, 08:36:34 PM

I can't decide whether to get up at 2:00 am, which will be our local time when the live wedding is aired. I really don't follow the Royals, but it's one of those once-in-a-lifetime events, and if I do watch I'd prefer to see it live. I have no doubt it'll be shown again and again, ad nauseum, on TV all day.

My older daughter is the same age I was when I watched Diana and Charles get married with my own mom, so that's tugging at my sense of nostalgia.

To answer the question, if I do watch, it'll be at home.   :)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Badgirl66 on April 24, 2011, 10:05:56 PM
Sorry I have his mother wedding seen we to know which happened.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Joost on April 24, 2011, 10:14:06 PM
The thing I'm curious about is if his dad will ever be king, of if they'll just skip him and let William follow his grandmother. Charles is 62 now, all his peers are about to retire and he's still waiting to start his job!
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Bobber on April 25, 2011, 02:35:04 PM
A sad life: waiting all your life for something you never asked for in the first place.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Badgirl66 on April 25, 2011, 05:22:10 PM
Liz survived  Charles ;D
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on April 25, 2011, 09:52:01 PM
I won't watch because I don't care.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 26, 2011, 01:12:50 AM
Coverage here starts at 4:00 AM.  I'll get up early to watch it.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Bobber on April 26, 2011, 08:11:08 AM
I won't watch because I don't care.

Even tho the century has just been going for 11 years, it's already announced as 'the wedding of the century', which is silly at least. I agree, I got better things to do than watching a prince who unfortunately looks more like his dad than his mom.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 27, 2011, 02:11:29 AM
Kelley, you don't need cable.  NBC will be covering the wedding.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 27, 2011, 03:52:05 AM
Where I grew up in North Carolina there was also no TV.  But that was down in the boondocks.  I didn't think there were any boonies up here.   :) 
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 27, 2011, 04:29:41 AM
Places like that still exist, huh?  Well, I'll be...

Remember the Andy Griffith Show?  Mayberry was based on Edenton, NC.  I don't remember any stoplights there at all.  The event of the year was when the deputy sheriff was called to shoot a rabid dog running around on Granville Street.  You should have seen him, his hand shaking and all.  Just like Barney Fife!   Who needed TV?  ;D
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 27, 2011, 05:03:28 AM
It's a good, healthy way to grow up.

I've been back to Edenton.  They've got a few stoplights there now.  The town probably had a whole big ceremony when they installed the first.  ;)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Normandie on April 28, 2011, 06:34:13 PM


Just found out that the royal wedding (should I cap that? The editor in me is wondering) will air at 5:00 am our time, not 2:00 am as I previously thought, so I think my daughters and I will watch. I seriously doubt I'll be able to drag my 9-year-old son out of bed to see it, though   ha2ha


Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 28, 2011, 08:51:30 PM
Kelley, you can watch the Royal Wedding live on The Royal YouTube Channel:

Royal Wedding invitation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovFwNZHclMk#ws)

The ceremony starts in 12 hours and 8 minutes.   So stay up late or get up early.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 28, 2011, 08:56:14 PM
^

The Royal Family has not forgotten the commoners living in the boondocks.   ;) 
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: In My Life on April 28, 2011, 09:51:38 PM
^

The Royal Family has not forgotten the commoners living in the boondocks.   ;) 

Bless their royal hearts.  :) They may have to do it without me but I am guessing it will be replayed ad nauseum.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: nimrod on April 28, 2011, 11:50:16 PM
here in Oz, half the country loves them and half wants rid of them

but ALL the women will watch, cos its all about shoes, handbags, dresses and...erm  well weddings really  ha2ha


were 10 hours ahead of the UK so its on in the evening here and my wife will be riveted to it so I might just go online and chat to you guys  ;D


btw, Ive never forgiven America for refusing me a green card in 1985 after Id worked there for 1 year as a qaulified engineer, payed tax and had an employer who wanted to employ me permanently, so I had to leave, meanwhile thousands of non english speaking migrants were flooding in (legally) from places south of you with no money etc  ???
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 29, 2011, 12:00:10 AM
It's at 4:00 AM here, nimrod.  I'll get to watch it for an hour or so before I have to leave for the O.R.  They better hurry that ceremony up!   ;D
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 29, 2011, 12:14:58 AM
Bless their royal hearts.  :) They may have to do it without me but I am guessing it will be replayed ad nauseum.


Leave the Royal Family an email telling them to start at a more realistic hour.  Maybe they'll oblige...

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRoyalChannel (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRoyalChannel)

 ;)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Dmitry on April 29, 2011, 10:53:10 AM
Very beautiful and solemn! I like watching it!
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: HeyJude18 on April 29, 2011, 12:24:08 PM
yeah... I slept 2 hours before waking up at 3 am to watch all the pre-wedding stuff.  I must say, loved it, loved her dress (oh yes, the dress, it's BEAUTIFUL!)!!  She's living the dream of thousands of girls!

PS - lol, love all the Canadian flags everywhere!

edit - had to post a picture of the beautiful couple!
(http://tinypic.com/?ref=2yts2mw)

nevermind, didn't work and D beat me to it!
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Dmitry on April 29, 2011, 12:24:33 PM
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Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Dmitry on April 29, 2011, 12:33:48 PM
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Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Badgirl66 on April 29, 2011, 05:22:14 PM
willi with no hair ;D
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 29, 2011, 05:51:09 PM
([url]http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1442/95267750.jpg[/url])

(http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_horizontal/article-images/rince%20Charles%20and%20Diana%20at%20their%20wedding_agencies.jpg.crop_display.jpg)
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01883/19471120-elizabeth_1883746i.jpg)

Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Badgirl66 on April 29, 2011, 06:01:45 PM
Strange The Duchess of Cambridge was christened at the parish church of St. Andrew’s Bradfield in Berkshire on 20th June 1982 1 day before William was born.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 29, 2011, 06:37:42 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/29/article-1381815-06EC0836000005DC-109_964x584.jpg)

No kiss in 1947



(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Media/Pix/pictures/2009/9/10/1252583016308/Charles-and-Diana-Wedding-001.jpg)

(http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/royal-wedding-kiss-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 29, 2011, 06:47:25 PM
Almost forgot...

(http://static.bbc.co.uk/history/img/ic/640/images/resources/events/prince_andrews_wedding.jpg)

(http://assets.gcstatic.com/u/apps/asset_manager/uploaded/2011/16/royal-weddings-14-1303119612-view-0.jpg)

Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on April 29, 2011, 07:52:52 PM
I watched it and it was sooooo beautiful  ;yes unfortunetly I fell asleep after the ceremony...but I saw most of it  ;D LOVED the dress!
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Badgirl66 on April 30, 2011, 09:12:42 AM
you sleep 9AM in the morning
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on April 30, 2011, 08:55:01 PM
No actually it was between 11:30 - 12:00 (am)  :) I woke up at 6 pm... ha2ha
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 30, 2011, 10:04:53 PM
Strange The Duchess of Cambridge was christened at the parish church of St. Andrew’s Bradfield in Berkshire on 20th June 1982 1 day before William was born.

That's not strange.  She's older than Prince William.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Bobber on May 02, 2011, 07:10:21 AM
Pippa...
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: nimrod on May 02, 2011, 10:23:24 AM
Pippa...


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pippa-Middleton-Ass-Appreciation-Society/183120471735513 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pippa-Middleton-Ass-Appreciation-Society/183120471735513)


Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 02, 2011, 03:05:40 PM
Pippa...


[url]http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pippa-Middleton-Ass-Appreciation-Society/183120471735513[/url] ([url]http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pippa-Middleton-Ass-Appreciation-Society/183120471735513[/url])




Oh yes!   ;)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: An Apple Beatle on May 03, 2011, 06:33:20 AM
Pippa...
Indeed ;)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Bobber on May 03, 2011, 08:15:12 AM
[url]http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pippa-Middleton-Ass-Appreciation-Society/183120471735513[/url] ([url]http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pippa-Middleton-Ass-Appreciation-Society/183120471735513[/url])


Nice link. Thanks a lot. Oh, and sorry I'm around that much these days.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: nimrod on May 03, 2011, 11:41:40 AM
Nice link. Thanks a lot. Oh, and sorry I'm around that much these days.

?? ???
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on May 03, 2011, 12:52:40 PM
 ha2ha
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Bobber on May 03, 2011, 02:08:36 PM
?? ???

I got some others things to do now, after following that link. ;D
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 03, 2011, 02:27:40 PM
?? ???

This, nimrod, this...

(http://i55.tinypic.com/1564jl5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Xose on May 03, 2011, 05:39:21 PM
Princess Letizia of Spain and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy getting up the stairs at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid:

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8789/article117461204b7728f0.jpg) (http://img822.imageshack.us/i/article117461204b7728f0.jpg/)

Xosé
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 03, 2011, 07:41:58 PM
I thought you spent all your time looking at guitars, Xose.

Welcome to the Forum!


 ;D
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Xose on May 03, 2011, 07:49:28 PM
I thought you spent all your time looking at guitars, Xose.

Welcome to the Forum!


 ;D


 ;D

Thank you!! ;)

Xosé
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 03, 2011, 08:03:13 PM
Nice lower bouts, huh Xose?
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Xose on May 03, 2011, 09:01:14 PM
Nice lower bouts, huh Xose?

 ;D

Have a look at the shape of a Spanish guitar body. What do you find in common with Princess Letizia?? ;)

Xosé
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 03, 2011, 11:25:07 PM
The way the Princess is positioned, she looks more like a Fender Jazzmaster...


(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8789/article117461204b7728f0.jpg) (http://i56.tinypic.com/6tjln9.jpg)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 03, 2011, 11:28:10 PM
I got some others things to do now, after following that link. ;D

I'm afraid we won't see Bobber for a while.  He's lost in internet derrièreland.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Xose on May 04, 2011, 07:39:44 AM
The way the Princess is positioned, she looks more like a Fender Jazzmaster...

 ;D

;)

Xosé
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Badgirl66 on May 04, 2011, 03:13:06 PM
That's not strange.  She's older than Prince William.

I mean the date is Williams Birthday  Thats is destiny
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: In My Life on May 05, 2011, 04:51:30 AM
Geez, I'm gone for a few days and look at the X-rated stuff that's been going on. Shame, shame!  :o
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 05, 2011, 04:59:49 AM
Miami Sound Machine-Gloria Estefan-Bad Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3peKWKymoUM#)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Bobber on May 05, 2011, 07:57:32 AM
I'm afraid we won't see Bobber for a while.  He's lost in internet derrièreland.

A swift return. Besides Pippa there is a lot of ehm, well, you know.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 05, 2011, 03:34:14 PM
A swift return. Besides Pippa there is a lot of ehm, well, you know.

Nice to see you back, Bobber.  Besides Pippa there is a lot of what?  Please explain, in a PG-13 way.  ;)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Mairi on May 05, 2011, 05:49:15 PM
People are asking if Kate Middleton will be the new Queen, but I say there's no chance. Queen had a string of huge hits in the '70s and '80s, and Kate's had very little experience in the music industry.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: In My Life on May 05, 2011, 10:27:01 PM
People are asking if Kate Middleton will be the new Queen, but I say there's no chance. Queen had a string of huge hits in the '70s and '80s, and Kate's had very little experience in the music industry.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 07, 2011, 01:20:53 AM
I don't know anything about these designers and what many of the terms in this article mean ("The heavy chiffon drapes better," "cap sleeve," "similar bodice but with a straighter drape") but it looks like Pippa's royal bridesmaid dress made a big hit...



At Last, a Reason to Be Always the Bridesmaid

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
Published: May 5, 2011

 
Shortly before the start of the royal wedding last Friday, designers and bridal boutiques planning knockoff dresses went into action when they got their first glimpse of the gown.

“The second we saw it on the screen, it was beautiful,” said Omid Moradi, chief executive for Faviana, a dress-making business based in Manhattan that plans to produce its own version. “It was just very elegant and glamorous.”

It was Pippa’s.

He immediately called his mother, the design director of Faviana, to tell her to begin sketching the dress of the bridesmaid, Pippa Middleton, sister of the bride, Kate Middleton. “It almost looked like a bridal gown,” he said.

Celebrity wedding gowns have inspired many creative copies, but executives in the bridal business say this is the first time they can recall companies wishing to design a dress based on what a bridesmaid wore, too.

“There was really no anticipation about Pippa’s dress,” said Dan Rentillo, design director for David’s Bridal, which will also make a version of her gown. “I can’t think of one where there was such a fuss over the bridesmaid’s dress.”

Now, many companies across what is called the fast-fashion industry are scrambling to reproduce not one, but two gowns designed originally by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, doubling the pressure to turn the couture designs into mass-market creations as soon as possible.

Ms. Burton did not seem shy about reproducing either — several fashion critics have pointed out that Pippa Middleton’s dress resembled one that Cameron Diaz wore in 2010, also an Alexander McQueen.

Some of the swooning, though, was about Ms. Middleton herself, not the dress. “She wore it so well, so we said, ‘We’ll do that dress right away,’ ” said Andrew Hops, vice president for JS Collections.

The timetable for this particular part of the bridal industry is critical. Sample dresses are sewn in about 48 hours, to ensure shipments of mass-produced versions to stores within about 12 weeks. “We want to get to market. The demand is now,” Mr. Moradi said. His company, Faviana, is producing versions of both of the Middleton sisters’ reception and ceremony dresses.

“Before she even walked down the red carpet, we were getting calls from customers and consumers,” he said. “‘When can we get it?’ ‘I have an event next month, can I have it then?’ ”

Getting the dresses into stores ahead of competitors, and the summer bridal market, also requires speedy production.

“The immediacy of the world that we live in today changes our customers’, and our brides’, expectations on how quickly we can respond,” said Brian Beitler, executive vice president for David’s Bridal, which expects to have versions of the dresses in stores by August.

Faviana makes wedding, prom and evening dresses sold at places like Nordstrom and eDressMe. While customers can buy wedding gowns that look like Chelsea Clinton’s or Eva Longoria’s, no famous bridesmaids’ dresses have been produced there, until now.

“Bridesmaids’ dresses are generally ugly. Nobody wants to wear them,” Mr. Moradi said.

Not this time. His mother, Shala, finished her sketches last Friday by 8 a.m., before meeting her 12-person design staff in the company’s Garment District offices in Manhattan. In the workroom, they began cutting and draping muslin over mannequins, trying to mimic the shape and fall of the Middleton sisters’ dresses. Next, they made paper patterns; the cap sleeve for Pippa’s dress, the shaped bodice for Kate’s.

By 10 a.m., Faviana employees walked through the doors of district fabric shops, buying a stretch of ivory fabric for Pippa’s dress and lace for Kate’s. Ms. Moradi had already collected bolts of white satin. Next, the designers cut fabric according to the paper patterns and handed the cut pieces to a team of women sitting at sewing machines at one end of the room. By midday Sunday, with few breaks for sleep and food, the Faviana group had completed initial versions of both dresses.

Three days later, in the long, light-filled workroom, a pattern maker bent over a large table, using a red wax pencil to make tiny marks on the paper pattern for Pippa’s dress. He was modifying the sample. The fabric they had chosen didn’t quite work. The Faviana group would sew another two or so samples of each dress this week, incorporating feedback from department store and boutique buyers, and adjusting patterns and fit for the mass-market versions.

With headless mannequins looking like a Greek chorus, mother and son argued.

“We don’t know exactly what we are going to do,” Ms. Moradi said, fiddling with a pile of chiffon that lay on the pattern maker’s table. They were seeing if it worked better for the Pippa dress than what they had originally used. “The heavy chiffon drapes better, and the stretch fabric we used for the sample — that, for the neckline, was not perfect.”
 
“But I think the color is a little yellow,” Omid Moradi said, lifting the chiffon to the light.

His mother shook her head, saying that a lining would provide just the right shade of ivory.

After Faviana settles on the design for each dress, mannequins, then models, try it on. A specialty company fits the various pattern pieces onto a “marker,” a giant piece of paper the width of a fabric bolt. “It’s like a jigsaw puzzle,” Omid Moradi said, meant to minimize any wasted fabric.

Next week, Faviana will send a package of patterns, trims, a sample dress and the fabric choice to its factories, and an e-mail of the marker design. A Chinese factory will produce the more complicated dress Kate Middleton wore. A factory in New York will make her sister’s.

The factories will begin work on the dresses right away. Faviana has not completed its order, but typically produces 500 to 3,000 copies of a dress. It may have dresses in stores as early as late June, Mr. Moradi said. The Pippa Middleton dress will sell for $320 and Kate Middleton’s for $1,800. A party version of Kate’s dress, keeping a similar bodice but with a straighter drape, will sell for about $500.

David’s Bridal will likely order equal numbers of both dresses, executives said. JS Collections is ordering more of the bridesmaid-inspired dress.

At Faviana, though, executives are predicting that although Pippa Middleton’s dress will sell well, Kate Middleton’s dress will outsell it. The bride, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge, has a trump card that even the prettiest bridesmaid doesn’t.

“The Kate, the Kate for sure,” Mr. Moradi said. “She’s the princess!”


(http://weddingbellsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/pippa-middleton-dress.jpg)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 11, 2011, 03:07:39 AM
A swift return. Besides Pippa there is a lot of ehm, well, you know.

What did you see when you were there?


 ;)
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Bobber on May 11, 2011, 08:14:59 AM
What did you see when you were there?


 ;)

Pudding.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 14, 2011, 01:36:21 AM
Pudding.

Yeah.  You better do a virus scan.
Title: Re: The Royal Wedding
Post by: Bobber on May 14, 2011, 08:15:55 AM
Yeah.  You better do a virus scan.

All systems clear.