Thursday, April 28, 2011

Toronto Royal Wedding Fever

Royal Wedding window display at Midoco's in Toronto.
 The Queen atop Paper wedding cake doing the Royal Wave as
Kate Middleton's & Prince William's heads bobble! 

Tick tock, tick tock! Where did the time go? April just flew by so quickly! It's hard to believe, but it seems like yesterday when the engagement was announced... tomorrow we'll catch a glimpse of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton ... Who has not caught the Royal Wedding fever as yet in Toronto?

Strolling along Bloor Street West, I bursted out laughing at the very sight of the Queen perched on top of a paper wedding cake, and one of her hands enclosed in a white glove, is doing the famous Royal wave! This is one of my favourite window displays of all time - Midoco's Stationary (see above). Don't you love how Prince William's head and Kate's head bobble? Caught you smiling! 

Last night while conducting the Phantoms, Players & Pundits Walk, my guests and I simply loved the beautiful tributes by Malabar (yes the dance and costume rental folks on McCaul Street jumped on the Royal Wedding party). Each window paid tribute to a British Royal couple - complete with an accompanying photograph/drawing of their actual wedding outfit, and then mannequins clothed in very similar ensembles: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert;  a young Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip; a young Queen Mum & King George.  Tasteful. Sorry, no pictures as it was getting quite dark at that point during the ghost walk.

Strolling into Kensington Market, along Augusta Avenue on Tuesday, I just had to pause a few seconds and take a snap of The Good Egg's creative window display & tribute to the Royal Wedding ... another paper wedding cake... note the couple's names - Kate & Willy! 

Getting ready for your wedding can be a stressful time despite an army of assistants in the case of the Royal Couple, and having been through it in a much smaller scale in June 2009, it's still fresh in my mind. I'm sure there will be last minute details to be taken care of, but the young couple seems to have their heads firmly on their shoulders, and taking it all in stride and probably find that having sense of humour helps along the whole way, or perhaps dancing every so often ...

On the subject of dancing and having a good laugh, thank you T-Mobile Royal Wedding for this fun video! Dance away as you watch or re-watch it, for I sure did!

Here's a toast to Prince William and Kate Middleton:

May their wedding day on Friday, April 29th, 2011 be the beginning of a 
harmonious, healthy and joyous life together 
that's filled with love and laughter!  


May the flowers bloom as
gorgeously  in London as in Toronto!

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