People In Maryland Attend Wedding Watching Parties

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Millions of people around the world were all watching the royal wedding Friday morning.

Andrea Fujii was at a wedding watching party in Baltimore.

It’s the wedding seen around the world, even at 5:30 a.m. in downtown Baltimore.

“I’ve actually been up since 3:45 a.m. watching and I’m meeting some girlfriends here for mimosas,” said Meredith Bluefeld, wedding watcher.

Dozens of wedding watchers enjoyed the royal nuptials at Slainte Pub in Fells Point.

“Any excuse to get up early and have a few pints,” said Becky Bean, wedding watcher.

There were some men who watched the ceremony.

“So far, so good,” said Eddie Lonsinger.

There were fancy hats and even tiaras to mark the momentous occasion.

“We don’t have anything like this is America and why not,” said Jane Blanchard.

England native Tanja Abate was phoning home all morning.

“It’s circumstance and pomp and all of the wonderful things,” said Abate, Slainte employee.

Many royal wedding watchers say there’s so much negativity in the world, it’s nice to be in a fairy tale, if just for one morning.

At Slainte, it was a couple of hours of English tradition, complete with a British breakfast, and living briefly in another world. 

“Every girl’s dream to have this huge great wedding with the big white dress with the man she loves,” said Bluefeld.

It was mainly women who came out to watch the royal wedding, but even the men who were there for the party couldn’t deny this was history in the making.

Many wedding watchers say they remember their parents telling them about the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1981, and they want to tell their children about where they were when Kate and William tied the knot.

About 1,900 invitees were on the official royal guest list.

Click here for a look at the royal wedding photos.

  • sillyman michaels

    don’t any of you have a real LIFE….WEDDING WATCHING PARTIES

    • at

      You comment with nonsense like this, some life you have.

  • pigeon

    Reminded me of the Kentucky Derby. Who could design/purchase/wear the most outlandish hat (if that’s what you want to call them)!
    The ceremony was beautiful as was the bride – Lady Di she’ll never be. I wish them well and, hopefully, no ugly “Lady Camilla” in the future for them.

  • B

    As death tolls rise in the souht, people attend wedding parties. This is a sad state of affairs.

  • LOL

    Judging by those hats, England has a lot of naked birds!!

  • P of the Dollo

    It’s very nice and positive thing for people to watch a wedding, It beats some of the negative stuff that goes going on out here.

  • VWGirl

    negative stuff like what? The devestation in out country in Alabama. Grow a heart! I mean for real, every news station this mornining was obsessing over this STUPID wedding while more bodies were being found in Alabama!

    If you got up at 5am this morning to watch on TV at your home or at a bar in Fells Point, you need to seriously get a life!

    This irritates me so much! He dress was ugly, he is balding, his outfit was rediculous, and honestly, the whole thing was nothing but a joke. If he is anything like his father, she will be a “not so blushing bride” very soon.

    Hope you all had fun watching this insanely rediculous event. I hope you all also feel ashamed of yourselves for pretending that we live in a fairy tale, and turning the other sheek to what is really going on in THIS COUNTRY!

    • john

      i live in england and i am deeply offended with your comments about the royals, firstly he was wearing a military uniform, not an outfit, so you are saying that all miltary uniforms are rediculous, i hope none of your military personal in afganistan think the same, he also happens to be an amazing man who works in the military as a helicopter rescue pilot, also catherine looked amazing her dress was simple and elegant, all that the royals were trying to do is unite our country in celebration and upholding our very long history, you need to get a life

      • at

        Well said. I agree!

      • Lisa

        It’s nice to see some happiness for a change. Yes there are bad things going on in the world with earthquakes, tornados & tsunamis but if everyone had to wait until there are no bad things noone would ever get married. Should they have cancelled their wedding because of the tornados? It’s not like they knew that was going to happen. We see enough bad things in the news. It was nice to see a happy couple in love getting married before God. She looked beautiful & happy. It’s a shame people are saying how they don’t like the dress or her hair or flowers or makeup. You think people could be happy and just smile and be glad for them. It’s their day and I’m sure they are happy…I think no matter what she would have worn he thinks she is beautiful

  • Bonnie Marie Lankford

    I could not of said it better myself,Vwgirl…Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dumb

    This wedding is dumb! Why don’t you make the devestating tornadoes your main story? So many people died and all we see is this worthless wedding Shame on the media!

    • ta

      Another miserable person

  • whatnow

    I proudly announce that I got up at 5:00 am and watched the wedding. I thought she was beautiful and thought her gown was beautiful (so much better than Princess Di’s ostentatious number). They looked so in love. There is nothing wrong with giving your brain a rest from the “real world” in fact, psychologists suggest it. But I do have one question. Did any of you on here, saying we are horrible for watching a wedding when people have died in Alabama, protest when this country’s media left Iran when the young people were demonstrating and being killed in the streets, because they decided 10 days of coverage for a has been pop star pedophile was more important? Anyone? Of course by the time we got back, the demonstrators had been put down, figuratively and litterally. Read the news on the internet, why begrudge others a couple hours of pleasure.

  • happy

    Congrats royal family!

  • Alicia

    VWGIRL – Learn to spell. When you become perfect then you can judge others.

    I am proud that I got up at 5am to watch the wedding. Just as I watched Diana to Charles. I love a good wedding and always look for happy things.

    Yes the tornadoes are awful and I have friends and family there were impacted by them. Guess what they did today…they watched the wedding.

    I donate money to the Red Cross monthly as well as donate blood when they need it. So I do what I can do and if I find joy in watching a wedding, that is my option as a human being.

  • Syren

    I did not get up at five to watch it; however, my office had a “tea party” where we watched some of the procession and rejoiced for the newly-wed couple! It was a very lovely way to relax and get my mind away from things. Believe me, my family down South was in the back of my mind, but I was not “focused” on it as much. It made me deeply joyful that everyone looked so wonderful and happy. So, it’s shameful to feel happy because of another person’s happiness?

  • ratm33

    What is this the loser chat room? Get a life all of you. Go donate your time to a good charity if you have nothing else better to do.

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