Some fabulous blue wedding dresses and accessories
Blue & white shoes (shown with blue chopines), 1740s, Met
Fan 1770-1790, Powerhouse
Wedding dress, 1857, Bowes Museum
Blue boots, 1870s, Met
Necklace and earings, 1850, London, V&A
Wedding dress, 1860, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Slippers, 1835-40, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoe buckles, 1750, V&A
Blue shoes, 1957, Christian Dior, Met
Wedding dress, 1868, Met
Sapphire ring, 1850, V&A
Blue slippers, 1815-20, Vandervell, Met
Blue feather fan, 1850s, Met
Wedding dress, Bonwit Teller, 1916, Met
Blue shoes, Hellstern and Sons, 1921, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fan, late 19th, Met
Wedding dress, Bowes Museum, 1932
Queen Victoria's wedding tiara
Blue shoes, ca 1776, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Drawstring wedding purse, 1833, Agnes Thompson, Powerhouse
Oh, those Christian Dior shoes are beautiful. I love them. And the fans. And that sapphire blue dress…
Speaking of dresses, Buckingham palace is displaying some of historical gowns from their vaults.
But mostly, I want those shoes.
That is not Queen Victoria’s wedding tiara. It was one Prince Albert had designed for her in 1842. At her wedding, she wore a wreath of orange blossoms.
Apologies, that was somewhat unclear. According to my book on the Royal jewel collection, it is sometimes called the ‘wedding tiara’ because she posed for Winterhalter in it and her wedding dress. She did indeed wear a wreath of orange blossoms on her actual wedding day. Thanks for the clarification!
Love, Love, Love! Everything Blue.