After much secrecy beforehand, the entire world must know by now that the beautiful bride's dress was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. However, in addition to being such a stunning creation, I was very pleased to read that the lace was handworked and the rest of the fabric was also sourced locally. The wedding shoes were handmade too.
The wedding ring was made with repurposed Welsh gold that the Queen gave as a gift to her grandson.
The flowers used, all seasonal and locally sourced, will be either donated or replanted, and the trees that adorned the church will be replanted at Highgrove Gardens, Prince Charles' residence.
After the ceremony, the couple made their way to Buckingham Palace in the traditional horse-drawn carriage instead of a car, and later left the Queen's afternoon reception in a biodiesel-powered Aston Martin convertible.
Even more, instead of gifts, a charitable gift fund was set up and among the 26 different charities, it includes such environmental causes as Earthwatch and efforts to protect various rhino, tiger and elephant species.
Though I realize that the Internet has already been flooded with pictures and recaps of this major event, I wanted to record my own impressions of such a special occasion, as I was taking them in throughout the day. I am excited to look back at this and remember that it is possible to be mindful of the Earth even while putting together elaborate celebrations - this wedding event definitely proved it.