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Published:August 22nd, 2011 22:30 EST
Was Kim Kardashian's Wedding our Royal Affair?

Was Kim Kardashian's Wedding our Royal Affair?

By Donna Cavanagh

We in America know that the British had the wedding of the century. Allow me to reassure you that we do not resent the pageantry and celebration.  In fact, we are jealous. We have nothing that compares to royalty. We had the Kennedy`s for a while, but let`s face facts: they are sort of fading out. So, we count on our friends across the pond to give us the weddings of our dreams, and you did on April 29 when Prince William wed Kate Middleton.  Women in the US, gobbled up the Cinderella romance that went along with the wedding. American men?  Not so much. They didn`t get up at 5 AM to watch the  nuptials. However, if it makes you feel better, thanks to Pippa and her dress, American men did find a reason to re-visit the video of your wedding for weeks after it was over.

With all the hoopla over the royal wedding, America did feel left out, so this weekend, we apparently named Kim Kardashian as our pseudo-princess. Yes, Kim got married to some basketball player. He looks cute and nice, but to be honest, I do not know his name. I don`t think this matters because the day was not about him. It was about Kim, her sisters, her mother and her Olympic-great stepfather and then finally the young groom.  This is not the Kardashians` fault. This is what happens when one marries into the starring cast of reality TV show. 

The Kardashian nuptials have been the talk of tabloid gossip for months.  And just like your Kate, no one knew what Kim`s dress would look like.  Let me correct that: no one knew what Kim`s three dresses were going to look like. Yes, Kim changed three times during her wedding.  Do I find this offensive? No, not at all.  It`s her day, but I  can`t believe that someone would leave a wedding reception three times to change clothes.  I am a traditionalist. I think one dress is enough. I guess I can see the practicality of having two. What if a bride spills something on herself or she perspires like a sailor in a submarine engine room? Under those circumstances, it`s good to have a dress in reserve. But three is going overboard.  Three dresses make me want to scream "You can`t make up your goddamned mind!  Pick a dress already, you narcissistic freak!" Again, to show I am not just picking on Kim, the groom also changed into a second tux at some point in the reception too.  I wonder if the guests were required to bring a change of clothes as well.  

Truthfully, I usually don`t always have these judgmental thoughts on the Kardashians. I like them; I don`t know why they are celebrities, but they seem to be nice really rich people and somewhat grounded young women. Okay, maybe not grounded but grateful for all that they have in life, and I don`t think they have to be grateful. These women were born with oodles of money; yet, they worked from the time they were teenagers.  They could have lived a life of luxury a la the waste product that is Paris Hilton, but they didn`t. They started careers and learned to be independent and their family remained a priority.  I applaud that.

Let`s return to the nuptials. Again, unlike William and Kate, Kim`s wedding was on the small side for a celebrity feast. Am I being insulting by calling William and Kate by their first names? Let me apologize if have insulted you by not knowing their official titles.  We in the Colonies don`t know titles unless someone wears a moniker such as   "Royal Pain in the Ass" or "The King of Drag Queens" or something similar.

There were 440 guests who attended the Kardashian ceremony and reception at a private estate in California. I have heard that some Hollywood weddings and some royal weddings having guests that number in the thousands. So, to me, Kim`s hitching was an intimate affair.  I would have loved to have posted a photo of her dresses here for you, but People Magazine has the exclusive rights on this right now. They paid over a million dollars for the first shot of Kim in her bridal finery.

Oh, by the way, I just took a second to find out Kim`s new husband`s name: It is Kris. How great that Kim, who is the daughter of Kris who is the mother of Khloe, Kourtney, Kim, Kendall and Kylie, found a guy named Kris with a "K" to marry who also has a sister named Kaela?  What are the odds?  Either this was the coincidences of all coincidences or his name was at one time "Bob"  and he was forced to change it before he could date Kim or join the TV cast.  I guess that would make him shallow.  Maybe, but I guarantee if someone offered me a chunk of Kardashian cash to change my name, I would not have a problem.

So, you had your royal wedding and we had ours.  Maybe the newlyweds will get together for dinner sometime at Buckingham Palace. Yes, I think they would all get along swimmingly.