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:
– 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.
Here are some suggestions on wedding colors:
– Pale pink or blue
– Lace sachets
– Jordan almonds
– Cameo-shaped chocolates
– Small, lace fans
– Chocolate truffles
– Ornate silver frames
– Buy inexpensive decorative teacups (check at thrift stores and garage sales!) and fill with small candies, then wrap entire thing in tulle.
– 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.
– Historical Site
– English or Rose Garden
– 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.
– Use lots of lace.
– Tie pretty bows in the back of all the chairs.
– Use plenty of flowers.
– 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.