Friday, April 29, 2011

This ain't no fairy tale

Yes, I watched the royal wedding and had a grand time, though it has killed my Friday. But I tell you what, my pet peeve was every time a commentator called the wedding a fairy tale. It would have been a great drinking game, except you wouldn't have even made it to the processional halfway sober.

I'm not exactly sure in what sense they are using the word "fairy tale," but from the little I've heard and seen, this didn't seem like a fairy tale wedding to me. It looked like a couple of adults who care about each other and have spent a great deal of time trying to figure out what to do. Ain't no magic wands around here. Kate Middleton was not transformed from a scullery maid. The prince was not in disguise.

What struck me about it was how un-fairy-tale-like it was. It looked to me like a normal wedding, albeit with an inordinate amount of hoopla and expense. But the wedding part of it, the two people saying "I do," looked normal, happy, and decided un-star-struck.

Here's the Prayer after the Royal Wedding--one that I think would make a lovely anniversary prayer for any couple:

God of all grace, friend and companion, look in favour on William and Catherine and all who are made one in marriage. In your love deepen their love and strengthen their wills to keep the promises they have made, that they may continue in life-long faithfulness to each other; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


it's margaret said...

Yeah --I watched it too. Had fun.

One of my pet peeves (sorry!) is that people always talk about the "I do" etc.... the vow is actually, "I will." Whole different verb action.... if you know what I mean.

So, did you wear a hat?

LKT said...

Shoulda. But it was more sweats and a large T-shirt. A ball cap might have worked.