Queen Victoria’s Orange Flower Blossom Wedding Headpiece

Floral wreaths have always remained one of the more romantic choices for bridal headpieces.  Small white flowers gently tucked in the hair can be an especially delicate choice for garden weddings which take place in the spring and summer.  Tropical orchids have been a popular choice in recent years, and because of the accessibility of transportation, tropical flowers can be imported from other countries.  Florals have been the classic choice of brides throughout time, and it was the choice for Queen Victoria of England.  On the 10th of February 1840, Queen Victoria married her true love, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.  Her love for  Albert was so great that when he died, it was said the Queen wore black for the rest of her life as she was in deep mourning over Albert. 

Queen Victoria’s dress was a rich white satin gown trimmed with orange flower blossoms.   The pattern of her gown was rich and surpassed anything that had ever been executed in England.  More than two hundred persons were employed to create her gown from March to November.  Queen Victoria didn't wear a crown of diamonds, but instead a headpiece that matched her gown.  The headpiece contained orange flower blossoms and was worn with a lace veil.   The veil was made of the same material as the gown, and allowed many of the poor lace workers to be employed for more than six weeks. To much surprise Victorias bridesmaids also wore white.

The 2009 film, The Young Victoria featured the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.  The movie stars Emily Blunt, and Rupert Friend  and Paul Bettany. 

Queen Victoria Bridal Headpiece

Queen Victoria Bridal Headpiece

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2 comments to Queen Victoria’s Orange Flower Blossom Wedding Headpiece

  • Hey, that is completely marvelous! You guys rock. We have had lots of brides ask about replicating something like this for a little while now. We are going to have to start showing everyone this. Anyways, You all have a great wedding blog. We will have to check back and see what else you guys come up with.
    -K

  • Hey, that is absolutely stunning! You rock. We have had lots of couples mention about replicating something like this for awhile now. We are going to start showing everyone this. Anyways, You guys have a great wedding blog. I will have to check back and see what else you guys come up with.
    -K

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