Recently, I had a great time chuckling with a writer for Our Wedding Magazine, as she was gathering info for a post for the magazine’s blog. Read below as we set the stage for the fictitious Sacramento wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton…
IF PRINCE WILLIAM WERE TO WED IN SACRAMENTO
It’s official. Prince William popped the question to “Waity Katie,” and they’ve made a stunning decision. They’re getting married in Sacramento.
Not really. But so strong is our yearning for a local tie-in that we asked Sacramento wedding planner Lora Ward of A Day to Remember to sketch out a bridal blueprint for us.
The Ceremony: Sacramento’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, with its Italian Renaissance exterior, is worthy save for a key detail. Prince Charles is the titular head of the Church of England, which broke from the Vatican centuries ago. Ward’s alternatives include St. John’s Lutheran Church (1911) and Pioneer Congregational Church by Sutter’s Fort (1926).
The Procession: Up J Street, of course, the motorcade flanked by members of the Sacramento Police Department’s mounted patrol.
The Reception: The Sacramento Convention Center would accommodate the guest list, Ward notes, but Memorial Auditorium is the better choice. “It pays homage to the war dead. It’s large, grandiose and good for photography,” she says.
The Eats: “California farm-to-table, locally grown, sustainable,” says Ward, and in the Mulvaney’s B&L style.
The Favors: Blue Diamond almonds are de rigueur, and bottles of Napa Valley wines labeled with the couple’s royal crest. Katie would wear real blue diamonds, of course.
See you curbside! Wedding date TBA.