It seems that the secrecy surrounding many of the details of the upcoming royal wedding is very efficient. People and media can’t stop speculating about who has designed Victoria’s dress, what her bridal bouquet will look like, what will be served at the dinner, what shoes Victoria will wear…
On a train journey yesterday, I flicked through Göteborgs-Posten’s contribution to the guessing game. A whole supplement about what the flowers might look like if some local florists would decide, how the royal wedding dinner could be composed (this was a very advanced guess, as this fake royal menu was actually created by the real wedding chef, Stefano Catenacci), and so on.
Then I decided to do a bit of dreaming myself. What would I want my wedding to look like if I were a princess getting married to a commoner?
As I, along with a majority of Swedes, am not religious I would get married outdoors and not by a priest. Perhaps in this little love garden below, Kärleksstigen (the path of love), which is one of the show gardens in the Sommarsalongen exhibition at Ulriksdal Palace outside of Stockholm.
Click the image for a larger version of Kärleksstigen (the path of love).
I would wear one of Sandra Backlund’s fabulous knitted creations. I’d have all my staff pick every Forget-me-not they could find, to make a huge blue bouquet. We would eat fresh shellfish flown in straight from a fishing boat on the Swedish west coast, followed by a strawberry cake made by my grandmother. (Yes, I do realize that she would have to make a whole lot of cake, but she’s a tough 91-year-old.)
Oh, right, I’d need a groom as well. As a princess, I imagine that men would be lining up to marry me. I would pick someone with a special talent. I could think of a few candidates: writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri, actor Michael Nyqvist or why not our own soccer star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Finally, in my imaginary royal world, I would by a small house to live in with my talented husband, give away my fortune to charity and live happily ever after.
Oops, I think I’m suffering from royal wedding overload! Am I about to join the republicans?