The Royal Wedding
Yes, Yes I did set my alarm for 4:00 a.m. to watch all the festivities of the royal wedding. After all, it’s a modern day fairy tale — beautiful American girl marries handsome prince. Of course I had to watch.
I sipped my cup of English Breakfast tea whilst enjoying scones made fresh the night before. Higgins, my ever-faithful Pembroke Welsh Corgi, was my early morning companion.
Previous Royal Weddings
This wasn’t the first time I watched a royal wedding. Seven years ago, I co-hosted a royal wedding watching party with my friend, Princess Trish, for the nuptials of Prince William and Kate. We enjoyed tea, scones, tea sandwiches, petite fours and wedding cake while we watched the pre-recored ceremony.
And, back in July of 1981, I made my family awaken at the crack of dawn to watch the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. We were in a hotel in Savannah, Georgia at the start of a family vacation. I was so smitten with that royal wedding, especially Diana and her gorgeous dress. So smitten, in fact, that I chose a similar style for my own wedding dress three years later.
Royal weddings are fun. There is a certain excitement and anticipation all the way over here, across the pond. What will the bride wear? Who will wear the zaniest fascinator? What will the church look like?
We got a glimpse of the pageantry over the airwaves and internet. I’m sure days, if not weeks, of publications will re-tell the fairy tale story again and again. No doubt, it was spectacular to be there in person.
The Ultimate Royal Wedding
Although these royal weddings are magnificent and extraordinary, there is another wedding coming up which will surpass all of them. Our minds cannot even conceive of what that event will look like.
But as it is written, “Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him.”
I’m talking about the marriage supper of the Lamb mentioned in Revelation 19. The Bible refers to the church as the bride of Christ. One day, Jesus will receive His bride and there will be an amazing celebration. Here’s the cool thing — unlike the royal weddings, where only a few are invited, everyone is invited to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb. All you have to do is accept the invitation.
So, while I daydream of princes and brides, horses and carriages, pageantry and ceremony; I also daydream of what that great wedding feast will be like. I’m going to be there, wouldn’t miss it. I hope you will be there too.