Victorian Wedding Theme

A Victorian theme draws on similar elements to a vintage wedding, but with a more specific focus on elements from the Victorian era. The venue you choose for this theme is hugely important, as the right location will give you the instant grandeur required to really pull this theme off. Venues with high ceilings, grand entrance halls and staircases, or ballrooms would all be a perfect setting for this look. The key to this theme is not to add too much to the existing décor, but instead to focus on your table settings and dressings around the rooms.

Popular colours of the Victorian era include pinks, burgundy, greens and golds. This is a theme that should stand out and the boldness of the colours you choose will be important to pulling everything together. Ornate candelabras will be a perfect addition to your centrepieces and the candlelight will really add to the sumptuous feeling that this theme should convey.

As the Victorian’s liked to make a statement, a big wedding cake will really show off to your guests. As wedding cakes can be expensive if you go above 3 tiers, a way around this would be to add ‘dummy’ tiers to the cake, that are used by cake decorators to add height without adding price. You could request that a large base tier and the smaller layers at the top be made of the dummy material, which will still leave you with the required number of tiers to feed your guests, without making the overall price unrealistic. Your cake should include colour and include eye catching details such as sugar flowers or gold panels.

Think of antique pieces such as oil lamps, layers of lace and coloured fabrics draped over tables, mirrors or photo frames of a cameo design, as well as floral china or silverware.

If your budget allows why not consider hiring a horse drawn carriage to take you to the ceremony, as a bride you would feel like Queen Victoria herself and what could be a better way to start your Victorian wedding theme than that!

References

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