It has been a month since the Royal wedding and we here at Something New Entertainment are still ogling over the majestic elements that definitely made this wedding a romantic, true to life, fairytale. We all watched the gorgeous ceremony in the historic Abbey, but what about the party? We all know that the British are in their element when it comes to hosting extravagant, once-in-a-lifetime wedding ceremonies, but can they match the gusto when it comes to receptions? You decide.
Nineteen rooms were set aside for the evening reception — and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip handed over the palace for the post-wedding party that expected to last until the morning. In fact, the queen was flown out of the palace by helicopter for a private weekend away.
The throne room was transformed into a “massive night club” with a gigantic bar in the middle of the room and a disco size dance floor. Sofa’s lined the walls for comfortable seating for their guests. The tables were named for the guests who were designated to sit at them, such as “St. Andrews,” the table for Prince William and Kate’s college friends.
The guests danced to the music of pop star, Ellie Goulding and her band. Goulding performed a mixture of her own songs, popular 1960’s hits and several cover songs, including “Your Song” by Sir Elton John, who was an earlier wedding guest at the Abbey.
After the live band was done, a famous British nightclub owner, Mr. Pelly, had his DJ’s take to the stage and spin the records for dancing the rest of the night. Mr Pelly played a range of popular chart hits including Mr Brightside by The Killers, followed by “club” and “rave” music, the booming bass of which could be heard by passers-by outside the Palace well into the early hours. Sixties music was played again later to “wind guests down”. The Prince and Princess danced the entire night with their closest friends.
For those still standing Saturday morning, there was bacon sandwiches and ice cream in the palace quad. I wonder if some guests took a cue from a recent American favorite of bacon sundaes?
The couple ended the night by dancing to the official “last dance” of the evening “She Loves You” by The Beatles, although many guests continued to party at the Palace well into the early hours ”.
Now that’s how you get a royal marriage started! Us here at Something New would really like to applaud the young royals on how they maintained a balance between tradition and reflecting their individual personalities!