Special Section: WHY EVER NOT?: The Royal Wedding

And so they kissed—and set a lively royal style

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

A glance behind glass. A held hand in an open carriage. A rushed, royal reordering of family gathered for farewell. A kiss. Several smiles. Two simple vows. Twelve balloons and a hand-lettered sign.

The majesty of the royal wedding was abundant in its ritual splendors, but its soul was all in the small things.

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