COSTA MESA — On the eve of the wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William, Carrie von Hemert-Eyre will pull off her own event of royal proportions.
Von Hemert Interiors, a 25,000-square-foot Costa Mesa interior design store will host a Royal Wedding event April 28 with music, food, prizes and designs from local fashion and jewelry designers inspired by the royal nuptials, said Hemert-Eyre.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
"My sister and I grew up loving Princess Diana," said Hemert-Eyre, whose family has owned the business for more than 90 years. "What girl didn't idolize her?"
Hemert-Eyre has been following the approaching nuptials with growing excitement and can't wait to watch the live TV coverage on April 29, she said.
"Maybe it's that Kate Middleton reminds people a little bit of Princess Diana," Hemert-Eyre said. "She seems very humble and people adore their relationship, which seems really grounded in true love for each other. Also, during tough economic times, people need something to take their mind off of (that) and focus on something good."