Victorian Weddings Make A Memorable Day

Victorian weddings are all about opulence, class and romance. Since that era was very fancy, it calls for a lot of showy details like lace, bows, roses and flowery fine china.

The wedding customs of today basically come from the Victorian Days, including the tradition of wearing a white wedding gown. Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840. She wore a white wedding gown and changed the tradition and it still applies today. In her day it didn’t represent purity. What it really meant was that you had money and status.

Here are some venue ideas for hosting a Victorian celebration:

  • Victorian mansion
  • Botanical garden
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Tea room
  • Beaux-art mansion
  • Ballroom decorated appropriately

Color choices are important to keeping with your theme.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

  • Pinks
  • Yellows
  • Creams
  • Ecru
  • Terracotta
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Greens
  • Burgundy
  • Jewel-toned blues

Here are some elements to consider when planning:

  • Antique lace
  • Tussy mussys
  • China and teacups
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Candles
  • Oil lamps
  • Strolling violins
  • Fruitcake

When planning your Victorian themed wedding keep in mind that even though the celebration is a bit ostentatious it can be elegant without being up-tight or gaudy.

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