Monday, April 11, 2011

Royal Wedding (Viewing) Invitation

I was seven years old when Lady Diana married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981. My mom got me out of bed well before dawn to watch the wedding broadcast live on U.S. television. It's one of my all-time favorite childhood memories—munching on buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, drinking hot chocolate, and taking in all the pomp and pageantry of what seemed, especially to my wistful, seven-year-old self, like a true fairytale.

Click here to jump to Flickr if you want to download this invitation

With the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William coming up, I decided to treat my mom to the same magical morning she created for me 30 years ago. I made this invitation, printed it on heavy paper, and dropped it in the mail to my mom a couple of weeks ago. Happily for me, she RSVP'd "yes" and will be sleeping over the night before the wedding so that I can wake her up well before dawn, treat her to warm scones and hot tea, and watch another royal wedding with her. I absolutely can't wait.

If you'd like to invite your daughter, niece, neighbor or whomever to a royal wedding viewing at your house, I posted a downloadable invitation on Flickr (click the link above). I'm also happy to send you a .jpg or PDF directly. Just email me at



  1. What a fun idea!

  2. I might cry...I SO wish I could be there with fun!

  3. That is so cute. Have fun with Virg & tell her hi from me!

  4. How fun! My daughter and I made our own fascinators to wear the day of the big event - now I'll have an invite to give her too.:)