August 14, 2011The Royal Wedding brought back memories of when I stood up for my dearest friend at her wedding in Vienna, Austria. It was a perfect spring day and the lilacs were in bloom throughout the city…it couldn’t have been more beautiful! The traditions of the Austrian culture speak to old world elegance. Guests were well-dressed in suits and hats- I had so much fun working with a hat designer in NYC for my custom hat to go with my matron of honor ensemble! We followed the newlyweds in parade form to the reception hall for Champagne and canapes where the guests greeted the Bride and Groom with bouquets of flowers and shared a quick toast before departing to prepare for the formal ball later that evening.