A Victorian wedding is about class and grace and calls for romantic gestures of a dainty nature.
The ideal venue
The ideal venue for a Victorian Vintage wedding would be an original Victorian house.
This original Victorian house is located in Old Town, Eureka, California (USA). Regarded as one of the highest executions of American Queen Anne Style architecture, this house is considered the most grand Victorian house in America.
Flowers and decorations
Of course you can have the flowers and decorations that you want, but when choosing a Victorian Vintage wedding theme, consider Victorian colors: pink, green, gold, rich jewel-toned blue or burgundy and copper. The standard Victorian flower is the rose, but other flowers such as pansies, hyacinths, tulips, and stephanotis evoke similar romantic emotions.
The Victorians were sure to include orange blossoms in their bridal bouquets to represent purity, chastity, and the bearing of many children.
A real Victorian wedding dress and suit is the best to fit the theme, but you can also choose a modern Victorian wedding dress or suit.
Victorian gowns were so extravagant that you’ll feel like the queen herself underneath the many layers of ruffles, lace, and accessories. Since Queen Victoria’s wedding, white has remained the traditional color for wedding gowns, so you won’t have to search far for vintage colors.
Real Victorian is big, bold and beaufitul.
A Victorian wedding meal can be anything. The dinner reception menu can be combinations of pork, roast beef, rabbit, turkey, duck, pheasant… Plum pudding, apple tarts, and mince pies can be served for dessert.
The actual wedding cake was often a fruitcake decorated with white frosting in ornate scrolled designs and topped with orange blossoms. You can choose a wedding cake in Victorian colors with Victorian decorations.
If you choose to have an evening reception with a multicourse meal, you can serve white wines and bubbling champagnes.
Again you can think of Victorian colors. Your invitations should be crafted on smooth white or ivory paper, scripted, with calligraphed envelopes. Use Victorian lettering (the kind where the first letter of each line is very ornate) and some decorative touches – whether it’s floral patterns, ribbons, bows…
Music and entertainment
You can have the kind of music that you want, but violins and harps are typical Victorian (think about classical music).
The best transportation: a real Victorian car. This will take you to the place where you will have the ceremony to the place where you will have the reception and maybe dinner.