Royal Wedding Viewing Party
April 29, 2011
Presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and The Lyric Theater
Schedule of Events
5:00 a.m.—Guests arrive in the lobby as the Patent Pending Clarinet Quartet play Gigue from Sonata Op. 5 by Corelli, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel and a Minuet by Brahms. The Quartet features Kelsey Lund, Lee Seidner, Rebecca Johnson, and Kayla Dottery.
5:20 a.m.—Musical entertainment continues with Molly Overson on Bassoon and with Luke Gusukuma on Flute playing “Six Minuets” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Guests enter the lobby and treat themselves to typical English refreshments and a wedding cupcake created by Next Door Bake Shop. Morning tea and coffee are available at the front of the stage. The champagne and Bucks Fizz bar provide guests with a glass of bubbly for the celebration toast. Upon grabbing refreshments, guests take a pictures with the Roanoke Times Paparazzi and the Royal Couple. Several guests choose to try on the royal engagement ring from Kent Jewelers.
5:45 a.m.—Town of Blacksburg Mayor Ron Rordam and Christian Trejbal of The Roanoke Times judge contestants of the Funky Formal Wear and Silly Millinery Contests!
6:00 a.m.—Wedding ceremony begins at Westminster Abbey!
7:15 a.m.—Prince William and the new Princess Catherine depart Westminster Abbey, by carriage, and proceed to Buckingham Palace.
7:30 a.m.—The Bride and Groom arrive at the Grand Entrance of Buckingham Palace.
8:25 a.m.—The married couple reappear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and their families. William and Kate kiss, not once but twice to the delight of the audience!