(Closed) Modern Victorian Themed Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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46653 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It was Queen Victoria who started the trend to white dresses and white flowers.

The Victorians loved their gardens and conservatories- think statues, fountains and garden flowers. Statues and fountains can be rented.

 

Consider tussy mussies for the bridesmaid bouquets or the mothers instead of corsages.

Layer your linens- floor length cloths topped with lace overlays, fringed coasters or silk doilies. Get your thrifting shoes on and hit up the relatives for things you can borrow.

Use lots of candles but also have table lamps on the bar, the gift table etc covered with silk scarves or throws with fringe.

 

Use pieces of attractive china to supplement the caterer’s dishes where you can.

Post # 5
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4366 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

The victorians also liked dark colours, they even used carpet on their tables!  I agree with @julies1949: on the linens and floral tea sets.  I think cut glasses instead of the usual ones would be fitting too!

Think about brooches for bridesmaids and even yourself.  To wear or to make a bouquet.  Consider cameos and big statement brooches especially.

In fact: cameo silhouettes of you and your Fiance as decor would be stunning. And would work with demask if you’re going for it.  Examples of how to use cameos here.  I also think this could work with your FIs more modern style.

Pearls.  Flowers.  Ooo I love your theme!

Post # 6
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4366 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

More I have more!

The Victorian age was a very industrial age.  Keys and clocks and pocket watches could work too.  As well as old fashioned cameras.  Though I guess we’re now getting a tad pricey…

Can you get your ladies to wear fancy hats?  Or maybe you could too and add a birdcage type veil.  Hats are still popular in the UK anyway, but I think it would be fab.  You could always tone it down from hats to elaborate/fancy fascinators.  Also: gloves.

And more flowers 🙂

I am so excited for you.  I can’t wait for your recap!

Post # 7
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4366 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Would teddybears be too far…?  They’re Victorian too 🙂

Post # 8
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46653 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I forgot to say that the skylight in your ceremony area is very reminiscent of a Victorian conservatory.

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