Thursday, December 3, 2009

Victorian Themed Wedding

Setting a theme for your wedding can give you some direction in terms of color selection, invitations, venue, even your wedding dress. Adding special touches from your theme can make your wedding day a very memorable event. One word of caution it is important that you do not over do the theme, so as to not make your wedding seem overwhelming.

Victorian weddings themes are very popular. When one thinks of the Victorian era, you think of elegance and romance. Lavish mansions, beautiful gardens and well dressed guest at a ball. There is so much that you could take from this era to make your day reflect that era of elegance and romance. Knowing which things to use will be the key in letting your wedding have a beautiful thread working through it as opposed to a hodgepodge of items that overwhelm your day and decor.

One very clear way to bring your Victorian themed to life is your venue. A beautiful mansion, historical building or castle perhaps. You can find a beautiful garden at any budget. You may find a venue that has a garden attached and have your ceremony there. You can also have the ceremony at a botanical garden and have your reception at separate venue. Even pre-wedding parties can take the theme and use it to host a bridal shower tea party or bridesmaids tea.

Gina Gold: Art and Print

Nothing says elegance and romance like roses. Roses are a staple in a Victorian wedding; preferably muted tones, soft yellows, pinks, creams, greens. Possible containers could be silver, crystal, urns. Candles and candelabras will also bring a touch of the elegance of the Victorian era. Check out other flowers popular in the Victorian Era.

Your wedding dress can have lace, a fitted bodice and a long, flowing skirt. Gowns with beading or intricate designs on the bodice. The sleeves of Victorian wedding gowns can be any length, from full to half to a sleeveless or strapless bodice.

What I think of alot in the Victorian era ( actually any era) were the shoes. There are some shoe wedding favors that you could give to your guests. These shoes are usually intricate in design and colorful. I fell in love with this Etsy find, Marie Antoinette inspired fancy shoe favor boxes

Marie Antoinette inspired fancy shoe favor boxes

If you want to add a bit of dramatic flair, see Screaming Queens Entertainment. Maybe a Marie Antoinette strolling desert table or two period dressed individuals walking around talking to your guests.

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