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Alexandria 06-12-2005 05:55 PM

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha - 1840
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Queen Victoria & Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
February 10, 1840, Chapel Royal, St. James Palace

The Dress: Queen Victoria wore a creamy-white silk satin ball gown trimmed with Honiton lace and orange blossoms. The gown had a fitted, pointed bodice, full-skirt and a train attached at the waist. She wore flat shoes of white satin trimmed with bands of ribbon. Long ribbon ties fastened around the ankles held the shoes in place. They were made by Gundry and Son, Boot and Shoemakers to the Queen. Her wedding attire has been regarded as the ideal traditional wedding gown which has influenced brides since then and will for years to come.

The Diademe: She chose a wreath of orange blossoms to wear in her hair.

The Veil: She wore a handmade Honiton lace veil.

The Attendants: Her 12 bridesmaids were similarly attired in shades of white.

Memorable Details: Queen Victoria recorded in her journal on Monday, February 10, 1840, "I wore a satin gown with a very deep flounce of Honiton lace, imitation of old. I wore my Turkish diamond necklace
and earrings, and Albert's beautiful sapphire brooch." Queen Victoria married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in the Chapel Royal, St Jamesís.

--Information and pictures courtesy of Mandy

magnik 08-29-2006 12:22 PM

Here you go pictures from Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert



Yeo-wang 10-12-2009 04:41 AM

Paintings and drawings of their wedding may not be accurate but it's not difficult to visualize their grand but elegant wedding ceremony.

Lumutqueen 10-12-2009 04:48 AM

What beautiful pictures. :flowers:
They were such a wonderful couple.

Angelique 03-26-2010 11:27 PM

Gorgeous pictures, thank you! They were a truly wonderful couple:flowers:, who in spite of the limitations of their roles, found true love..... As a result, when Prince Albert left the world so prematurely, Her Majesty, Queen Victoria was devastated beyond words.
The price of true Love is Divine Pain. But it is not easy to bear....:sad:

STEVEN 03-27-2010 06:12 AM

scans from "Five Gold Rings" a royal wedding souvenir album

Angelique 04-01-2010 09:07 PM

[QUOTE=STEVEN;1063143]scans from "Five Gold Rings" a royal wedding souvenir album

Thank you Steven, that's really sweet of you! :flowers:
The pictures are Gorgeous...
And The Queen looks Divine in Her Gorgeous Wedding Gown with the wonderful long Train.....hhmmm.

Royal Fan 04-27-2010 01:23 PM

Who was Prince Alberts Bestman im assuming his Brother Prince Ernst

Warren 05-11-2010 06:28 AM

Princes tend not to have a 'best man', they have a 'supporter' or supporters. Prince Albert's were his father and brother.

Hereditary Thane 05-11-2010 07:26 AM

Best man is just a modern form for supporter.

gfg02 02-20-2011 11:17 PM

History of the White Wedding Dress Began with Queen Victoria in 1840
History of the White Wedding Dress Began with Queen Victoria in 1840 - Yahoo! News

IloveCP 06-08-2011 04:14 AM

Here's a wedding part in "Victoria and Albert"

YouTube - ‪Victoria & Albert 1 - Part 8‬‏

IloveCP 06-13-2012 07:51 AM

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Queen Victoria's Gown

A gown that was beautiful for it's time. I think this is a very beautiful and romantic wedding dress. I love the over the shoulder design and the lace details. I thought it was a lovely idea to put flowers on her hair.

PrincessApple 06-15-2012 04:53 AM

I have always loved Queen Victoria's wedding gown. But I do agree that it is an historic piece. However, I wonder if it is another wedding dress that Catherine drew inspiration from as I see elements of the skirt (but also the lace on top) of Victoria's dress that were reflected in Catherine's.

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