I heard from a reader named Donna who wrote that a friend of hers named Georgia owns The Enchanted Manor in L.A., which is where they filmed both interior and exterior scenes used in the Lifetime TV movie “William & Kate.”
Did you see it?
The setting looks beautiful.
Georgia explains that they filmed in two rooms, the entry, and the exterior for the movie.
“They totally transformed it to look Scottish.”
Actress Camilla Luddington getting her makeup done to look like Kate Middleton:
I love seeing behind-the-scenes stuff like this.
You can see more of their snapshots taken during filming here.
Thanks to Donna and Georgia who shared these photos with me.
You can see more photos of The Enchanted Manor on their Facebook page.
For information about The Enchanted Manor and how you can rent it for events, visit their website.
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Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess says
Oooh! Oooh! My hand is up! 🙂
I got up at 3 a.m. PT to make sure I didn’t miss a thing. And it was gorgeous! Far more formal than our wedding, but so beautiful. And that Kate is really something special. You can sense that there is so much more between her and Wills than there was between Charles and Diana, lovely though she was.
Handy Man, Crafty Woman says
Yes, I watched this morning! I also watched Charles & Diana when I was a kid. Watched the TV movie, too, I couldn’t resist any of the royal shows they had on tv this week. I also love looking at pictures of Westminster Abbey, too.
Just watched the Lifetime movie last night, so this is fun! Because it’s fresh in my mind, I don’t think those are the actors in front of the fireplace, though. Thanks for sharing the pics!
They’re probably stand-ins. I’ll find out & post.
Beautiful looking house! Kate looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress and I love how she was modest.
Thanks for sharing this with us. I’m glad everything worked out with the servers. Your site is much faster now.
Such a goregous house! Sad to say I did watch this movie, it was so cheesy! Also I don’t think the two in front of the fireplace are the actors. I remember watching a Lifetime commercial where they interviewed the girl who plays Kate, and she says she is British, but I kept thinking to myself she lost her accent somewhere!
I agree, Anne – I thought the exact same thing about the actress’ accent! I’m British (naturalized US citizen now but born & raised in the UK, emigrated at 19) and have been Stateside for 15 years…I still sound British, despite being married to an American & not communicating (verbally) with any Brits! I lost count of how many people asked me if I was going to watch the wedding!
J~probably stand ins~
*Raises hand* I didn’t watch, but I did Tivo it on two different channels so we can watch it tonight. I also Tivo’d William & Kate. 🙂
john in nc says
the movie ran today after the wedding-
probably will run again over the weekend-
john in nc
That movie is on today at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time! On Lifetime.
I actually think the playhouse at the Enchanted Manor is cuter than the house inside. I would have to do a lot of work to it to make the house cute like it should be.
Kate looked wonderful, so modest, simple and classy. I think she is much more mentally healthy than Will’s mom and that she will be able to handle it all better.
Princess Diana only met Charles 13 times before their arranged marriage. No wonder it didn’t work.
Note the bridesmaid, her sister, wore white, which is typical over there, unlike our pastel bridesmaid dresses. The bridesmaids and the children dress similarly to the bride.
I was up and wide awake with giddiness at 5:45 just in time to watch the good stuff. The wedding was amazing! So elequent and genuine. You could feel the love unlike when Charles & Diana got married. On a total soapbox – I hope Kate’s dress brings back the classic wedding gown. To my knowledge, I am the only one of friends and family married in the past 15 years who did not wear strapless. The day of the strapless gown needs to go. OK – off soapbox. I will have to watch the movie sometime this weekend!!!!
~angela from the old days of Peony Patch
Teacup Lane says
I watched the “William and Kate” movie on TV yesterday. I thought it was done well. I forgot about the wedding this morning (duh) and remembered (finally) at 10:50am – I missed them saying their vows but caught them at the end of the ceremony and on their ride in the carriage and the “kiss”. I wish them happiness. I thought they looked wonderful and her dress was lovely.
What a beautiful house! I love the wood beamed ceilings, stonework and landscaping. I didn’t watch the Royal Wedding this morning, nor did I watch the Lifetime Movie. I’ve been inundated with the wedding so much that I didn’t really care, although I’m enjoying the pictures and English fashions now. I’m happy it’s over though! haha I think it’s adorable that you and Lily watched it together 🙂
Watched every bit of it starting at 2:30 a.m. MDT while drinking tea and eating scones and tea sandwiches with my daughter.
It was lovely. Even better than watching Charles and Diana so many years ago.
I also loved looking at all those hats that the women wore. There were some unbelievable ones of every shape and colour. I wonder if this will bring hats into fashion again.
Cool! I watched that movie! I just knew you’d feature a Royal Wedding -related house today, thanks!
I did not see the movie, would really like to now. I agree Julia I love to see behind the scenes happenings!
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LOVED her dress…pure perfection!!! 😉
Jenny Allworthy says
Still watching the wedding coverage (now the British version). Loved it all, the wedding, the dress, the couple and even the cheesy LA made TV movie.
Love, love, love!
Squeeeee….they are coming onto the balcony for the kiss again!
Juju at Tales of Whimsy... says
Wow. I want to move into this house. So warm and inviting.
We’re watching it now! Abby is so excited to see a real royal wedding. She has on her Cinderella dress and crown!
I watched an encore later (Style Network), so they had A LOT to say about the dress etc etc etc. It’s basically what I expected, but one aspect really stood out for me: The trees in Westminster. Trees? I thought they looked great, but for the life of me couldn’t figure why they were there. Or that maybe they always had trees in Westminster? I later read that it was an inspiration by Kate because of her love for nature and they were brought in. I love that! Hey, if you can’t get married outdoors, bring Mother Nature inside. I just hope they replant everything. I also read that little decoration cost $83,000. (!)
Didn’t watch the movie (doubt I will), but I really like the look of this house–the English cottage aesthetic has always appealed to me.
Here’s come info from the official wedding site regarding the trees and flowers.
“After the wedding, the flowers and plants will be left in position in Westminster Abbey for the public to view until Friday 6th May 2011. Following this, many of the trees will be taken to Highgrove Gardens, where they will be planted. The Couple’s intention is that many of the cut plants and flowers and all the growing plants will be donated to charities or re-planted.”
Highgrove Gardens are on the grounds of the Prince of Wales country residence in Gloucestershire.
I tried to watch the movie but Mr. 24 wasn’t so thrilled to be doing so, so I’m going to watch it another time…cheese or no cheese! I’m sure it will be on a few more times.
The wedding was more beautiful than I ever imagined, it was perfect in every way. I’m praying that elegance will make a comeback now…she is the perfect role model for today, her grace and modesty are so refreshing.
Watched the movie. It was okay, but didn’t like the actors chosen. The house was lovely on the outside.
Ahhhhhh, to be young again and in love! If you go back and see any of the Diana/Charles wedding, you can tell there is this underlying unhappiness on BOTH their parts. All I could think watching it again was that Camilla was in the church when he married Diana, and since he wanted to be her tampon (remember?), they were surely thinking of each other. Poor Diana was breed stock and that is all.
But, you can tell that Will and Kate truly rejoice in and love each other very much. His look at her at the altar when he told her she looked beautiful was breathtaking. So sweet.
cécile delouvrier says
Poor camera shots made this movie cheesy. Loved the house.
Luciane at Homebunch.com says
The wedding was a dream… hard to forget! But if you laugh a little, come by to take a look at the souvenirs I found! LOL
Have a great weekend!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
I loved watching the Royal wedding and thought every bit of the ceremony was lovely. It was an excellent example of less is more. I realize that’s an oxymoron with the amount of money spent! It was just refresing not to see a strapless gown, but instead a timeless, gown with simple lines. Also no over the top church decorations like we tend to do here. Also her bouquet was small which didn’t take away from her beauty!
I only saw a bit of this movie, but DVR’d it for later. The movie was cheesy, but from what I could see, stil fun to watch…love this house!
Alex Elkann says
Great! Fantastic to see the filming in progress and the gorgeous Enchanted Manor.
I got up, saw the whole thing on NBC then rewatched the BBC recording I taped to get the british experience – which was really fun to see both versions of the commentary.
I too woke up early to watch Princess Diana’s wedding on TV as a little girl.
So much fun!
[email protected] says
I did not see the lifetime movie. The house looks charming.
I loved Kate’s dress! And I did get a little verklempt. 😉
Julia, I’m so sorry you’ve had more technical difficulties. Hope this next week goes smoother. 🙂
Olivia and I got up super early to watch all of the festivities. We put on our strands of pearls and waited with excitement… until Olivia started throwing up, apparently a flu bug had other plans for our morning – we still managed to catch the whole wedding and even watched it again later in the day.
I have such a vivid memory of watching Charles and Di’s wedding also. I was staying at my Grandparent’s house and we all got up to watch, even my brother. I sat in my Grandma’s rocking chair wrapped in comfy blankets soaking in every detail of that wedding. When my Grandma passed away I got her rocking chair. I watched Will and Kate’s wedding sitting in that same chair – wrapped in comfy blankets, 30 years later.
I wonder what they’re newlywed home will be like??
Katy B says
Oh, the movie was so cheesy! And had so many in-British things in it it was hilarious. Like calling university ‘school’. Not sure why they wanted the Middletons’ home to look Scottish when they live in Berkshire… Still, it was good fun.