A local gardener from Henley was chosen to assist in the flower arranging for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. She joined a team of 80 from the nation's Royal Flower Arranging Society. Trees transformed the aisles of the Abbey that held containers of green and cream foliage: mosses, Lily of the Valley, 30,000 flowers in all were used to create a sense of meadow that resembled England's country side. All the flowers were native to Britain. The natural look of using local flowers was to become the ethos of the wedding...It was to be "The people's wedding". By early morning on the 29th of April, 2011, Westminster Abbey was ready for the 1500 distinguished guests of royals and celebrities...
Beyond the Abbey walls, a fortress of people camped around the streets hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate's dress. Families were glued to their tellies sharing in the pride of the moment. T.V. Cameras towered over the limousine path where in a short while, a commoner, a Cinderella, would marry the future heir to the British throne...and a small band of Americans joined the one million on the streets, watching from historic, Trafalgar Square, guarded by four, stone lions and owned by the Queen in Right of the Crown. The mood could only be described as electric. We were witnessing history and "the changing of the guards".
The morning was filled with wonder, like the wonder from fairytale stories whispered to children at bedtime. Each moment, as a new guest appeared on the steps of the Abbey, there were cheers all through the streets of London...
At Trafalgar Square, streams of flags flew, girls were dressed as if going to a royal ball, Pims was being served as we all waited. We knew we would catch first sight of William and Harry around 11:00.
It had been widely speculated that William would wear his Royal Air Force uniform to take his vows, but this latest honor bestowed on him by his grandmother, Colonel of the Irish Guard, was shaking things up a bit. Surprising everyone, Prince William wore the Irish guard uniform, decked with all the honors from the famous garter to other symbols of the Queen's favor on her grandson. William’s hat featured the Irish Guards’s insignia—an eight-pointed star of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick—and includes the regiment’s motto, “Quis separabit?” Translation: “Who shall separate us?”
This was the icing on the cake, not like the eight-tiered wedding cake with 900 roses and one chocolate biscuit, but the one that filled our senses with the words, "taste and see that the Lord is good". In this one moment, Prince William, "The Helm", wore the symbol of the coming prophetic. The Irish Guard uniform represented a new authority over England and the prophetic child the Lord had spoken of almost 13 years earlier, the one He said would be called by the Irish name "Liam", the "English Resolute Protector". I stood as witness to the coming of that which I prayed I would see in the realm of the spirit, and now, literally before my eyes in the eleventh hour! It was brilliant!
I have declared the former things from the beginning;
They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it.
Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass...You have heard; See all this.
And will you not declare it? Isaiah 48:3,6
Just the day before on the grounds of the Abbey, in an ancient, Jewel Tower we called this forth, and now it was being presented for the whole world to see. It was as if God was saying, "I will reveal my glory and display it in front of 2 billion people." He is so smart! To God be the glory forever and ever! And all God's people said...
Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done...
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it. Isaiah 46:9-11