If there has ever been a time when we needed some fantasy and distraction from all the depressing news out there, it's now!
And what could be better than the extravagant and luxurious (but tasteful) wedding of a young woman we've all watched grow up?
Even though we haven't had true royalty in America since we ejected the Brits more than two centuries ago, it doesn't mean that we don't have a taste for pageantry and intrigue -- and we've satiated our desires with Chelsea Clinton's picture perfect wedding.
At 30, the bride is an accomplished, well-liked woman, whose fairytale nuptials included a $25,000 custom-made Vera Wang wedding gown. The country's top wedding couturier also designed Chelsea's bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, while designer Oscar de la Renta -- who has complained that he has never dressed First Lady Michelle Obama -- outfitted Chelsea's mom, Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, in a stunning floaty fuschia gown.
Chelsea may not be as tall and glamorous as Princess Diana, and she may not have married a certified royal prince, but she is slim, trim, attractive and looked stunning in her breathtaking princess-like wedding gown. In fact, with her hair pulled loosely back, radiantly fresh face and long, romantic veil, she looked highly Grace Kelly-like as in Grace Kelly who married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
And even though the former First Daughter will not be living in a palace, she is already royalty of sorts. Her father, President Bill Clinton, and mother Hillary are a charismatic political "royal" couple with far more clout than any true king or queen holds today. Plus, Chelsea grew up in the palatial White House and is marrying a wealthy white knight named Marc Mezvinsky, an investment banker with an impressive $4 million Fifth Ave. apartment.