The influence of Victoria's wedding clothes on popular culture: while not a portrait of the queen, this idealized, fashionable bride is clearly following the royal wedding style. Sheet music cover for "The Orange Blossom", ca 1850.

The influence of Victoria's wedding clothes on popular culture: while not a portrait of the queen, this idealized, fashionable bride is clearly following the royal wedding style. Sheet music cover for "The Orange Blossom", ca 1850.

delineator wedding 1800 | Old Rags - Dresses for a bride and bridesmaid, 1900 United...

delineator wedding 1800 | Old Rags - Dresses for a bride and bridesmaid, 1900 United...

Design for an evening dress, 1850-55, MFA Boston    check out that plaid under lining!

Design for an evening dress, 1850-55, MFA Boston check out that plaid under lining!

Orange blossom brooch, gold & white porcelain, 1839. One of the first gifts from Prince Albert to Victoria, this brooch takes the form of a sprig of orange blossom, a flower traditionally associated with betrothal. At the wedding the Queen wore sprays of real orange blossom in her hair and on her bodice.Prince Albert continued to give the Queen orange blossom jewellery, eventually creating a beautiful set, parts of which she always wore on their wedding anniversary.

Orange blossom brooch, gold & white porcelain, 1839. One of the first gifts from Prince Albert to Victoria, this brooch takes the form of a sprig of orange blossom, a flower traditionally associated with betrothal. At the wedding the Queen wore sprays of real orange blossom in her hair and on her bodice.Prince Albert continued to give the Queen orange blossom jewellery, eventually creating a beautiful set, parts of which she always wore on their wedding anniversary.

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