• Jennifer Campbell

Victorian Weddings and Our New Bridal Collection

We get requests frequently from brides about jewelry geared towards the biggest day of their lives. We have created out new Bridal Collection and want to share some interesting facts that make Floriography so fascinating and fun.

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from Wiki The tradition of a white wedding dress is commonly credited to Queen Victoria's choice to wear a white court dress at her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. Debutantes had long been required to wear white court dresses for their first presentation at court, at a "Drawing Room" where they were introduced to the queen for the first time.

10th February 1840: Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) and Prince Albert (1819 - 1861) on their return from the marriage service at St James's Palace, London. Original Artwork: Engraved by S Reynolds after F Lock.


Royal brides before Victoria did not typically wear white, instead choosing "heavy brocaded gowns embroidered with white and silver thread," with red being a particularly popular colour in Western Europe more generally. European and American brides had been wearing a plethora of colours, including blue, yellow, and practical colours like black, brown, or gray. As accounts of Victoria's wedding spread across the Atlantic and throughout Europe, elites followed her lead. After Queen Victoria's and Prince Albert's wedding, the color white resembled wealth and social status.

Floriography Today in Weddings

Floriography still has a place today and is especially popular when creating wedding bouquets. For example, Kate Middleton’s wedding bouquet was full of symbolism when she married Prince William.

The Duchess of Cambridge chose Lily-of-the-valley representing a return to happiness, Sweet William meaning gallantry, Hyacinths for constancy of love, Ivy for fidelity and friendship and Myrtle as an emblem of marriage. The Myrtle holds a particularly interesting story as it was taken from a plant grown from a sprig of myrtle on a nosegay gifted to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert.