While all eyes were on London last week, the folks at the BBC, the Big Apple Brits, The Photo Booth & Video, & The Dumbo Improvement District put together their own celebration for the Royal union! Those interested in viewing the festivities live were able to watch in full color and life size video Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The party started at 4:30am and sources say - there wasn't an empty seat under the bridge! I trust the sources because I didn't make it to the celebration until about 2pm. At that point, the projection screen was replaying a recap of the whole event. Included were enough shots of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and that now famous hat - the one that almost upstaged William & Kate! I say almost because Kate was so beautiful in that Alexander McQueen dress - she was not to be missed.
While the outfits worn by both Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie were ridiculed, they were no simple frocks. Beatrice was wearing Valentino Couture & Eugenie wore Vivienne Westwood. Both wore hats by Philip Treacy.
Queen Elizabeth seemed happy, or as happy as she can seem. Prince Philip seemed in good form and with news that he is turning 90 this year - I hope I can be as attentive at a ceremony like that at the same age.
The Big Apple Brits kept the part going well into the night. The space in Dumbo was the perfect venue for the biggest wedding reception in NYC this year! Visit their website to see what the BAB are planning next!
The folks at the booth photo & Video were also on hand. These masters of lighting and photography give party goers the chance to snap their own pics - you pick the venue!
I snapped my pic with the royal couple themselves!