“The Wedding Day has arrived, the most important event in a Victorian girl’s life. It is the day her mother has prepared her for from the moment she was born. The Victorian girl knew no other ambition. She would marry, and she would marry well.” Godey’s Lady’s Book, July 1855, pp. 29 32 by Hope Greenberg.
June is the month for brides and we are celebrating this joyous time with tours centering around the etiquette and culture of the Victorian Wedding. Step back in time and learn about the intricate social graces that helped shape modern Western wedding traditions. The Victorians would have answered the simple question of wearing white with a rhyme:
Blue–love will be true
Yellow–ashamed of her fellow
Red–wish herself dead
Black–wish herself back
Grey–travel far away
Pink–of you he’ll always think
Green–ashamed to be seen
Maybe it’s not so simple after-all!
Victorian Wedding Tours run every Friday and Saturday in June starting on Friday June, 9. Tours are by reservation only. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length and will run between 12:15pm and 3:15pm. $7 for adults | $5 for senior citizens | $5 children (FREE for children 5 and under). Special rate of $20 for a group of four.