Victorian Theme Weddings

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VICTORIAN THEME WEDDINGS

Victorian Wedding Themes are based on the era of Queen Victoria. Below are some ideas on how to create a Mardi Gras Themed Wedding:

ATTIRE
– White wedding dress with battenburg lace.
– A high-necked wedding gown with lots of lace.
– A flower wreath with a long, flowing veil attached to the back.
– A hat with a veil.
– White gloves for both the bride and bridesmaids.
– Men wear a formal cutaway tux with an ascot and a top hat.
– Button-up shoes or boots.

COLORS
Here are some suggestions on wedding colors:
– White
– Ivory
– Champagne
– Pale pink or blue
– Gold
– Rose

FAVORS
– Lace sachets
– Jordan almonds
– Cameo-shaped chocolates
– Small, lace fans
– Chocolate truffles
– Ornate silver frames
– Potpourri
– Buy inexpensive decorative teacups (check at thrift stores and garage sales!) and fill with small candies, then wrap entire thing in tulle.

FLOWERS
– Bridesmaids carrying tussie mussies with a small bouquet of flowers in them.
– Use lace fans instead of bouquets.
– All-white roses.
– Queen Victoria wore orange blossoms in her hair for her wedding, so these flowers would be great for a victorian theme.
– Pansies.

LOCATIONS
– Historical Site
– Mansion
– English or Rose Garden

MUSIC
– Popular music during the Victorian Era include Handel, Mozart and Pachelbel.
– Use a harp during the ceremony.
– A string quartet during the ceremony or reception during dinner.

RECEPTION IDEAS
– Use lots of lace.
– Tie pretty bows in the back of all the chairs.
– Use plenty of flowers.
– Candles.

OTHER IDEAS
– Victorian wedding cake were often fruit cakes with rolled fondant icing or white layers.
– Many Victorian receptions were afternoon tea parties with finger food, grand balls or garden parties.
– Use silver cake charms for your cake – they originated during this era.
– Invitations were formal; white or ivory cardstock. Include some dried rose petals in the envelope for a Victorian touch.
– Have your photographer take several black and white, or sephia, wedding pictures.
– Scatter rose petals on the tables.