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In Queen Victoria left chose white silk and Honiton lace for her own wedding, and made it the virtual rule. This sometimes backfired, when an outfit in the height of current style at her own court might not be so admired elsewhere. Of course, not many brides were princesses and most could not afford such expense. Their nothing-is-too-much attitude means our brides and grooms can plan their wedding with peace of mind that everything will run smoothly. The bright shade of yellow has had varied popularity.

Alternatively, couples may wish to take advantage of the stunning surroundings and hold their ceremony outside. The style was pure flapper, with shapeless bodice, dropped waist and short skirt. Hemlines dropped back below the knee, though they were never to reach the floor again for day wear. Waistlines returned to their natural position, and became more defined. Consequently, her Hartnell gown was sumptuous, with embroidery and beading decorating the flowing satin, with its long train and silk net veil.

The fabric was a creamy satin, with no trimming at all. We are now accepting exhibitor bookings for all of our award winning luxury wedding exhibitions across three regions. This in turn deepened the antipathy towards red, which was viewed as bridal mourning. Those forced by economics into wearing a dress that would soon become regular daily wear, would adorn it for the day with temporary decorations.

Also linked with the lushness of verdent foliage, it was held to make rain spoil the big day. Glynnis's gown was of nylon ribbon lace, and had a wide spreading train. She carried bronze chrysanthemums. There was a surge in popularity for taffeta and silk.

Its deeper shade of black was of course banned, with its permanent association with death and mourning. Hornington Manor is so special due to its unique surroundings and its magical element of exclusivity. After Diana's dress, everyone had full skirts gathered to the waist, and big sleeves to the elbow, with flounces and bows and lace embellishments. This may not entirely reflect reality, but the differences in hairstyles, and in the style of clothing at the chest, throat and neck, waist, and often the cuffs, presumably do. With the advent of constitutional monarchy, royal marriages were of dynastic, rather than national importance, but a princess going, or from, overseas would still wish to impress her new country.

For more intimate ceremonies, the lavish ballroom in the West Wing of the Manor could be perfect. Which all goes to prove that everyone likes to dress up now and again, and every girl wants her day in the sun. Pinafore styles were popular, whether actually two layered, or just giving the effect with a contrasting sleeve and bib front.

She carried bronze chrysanthemums in imitation of her grandmother Elsie Pennell fifty years before, and attached to her Juliet cap wore a hand crocheted veil made by Elsie. The deeper shade of red was definitely taboo by Victorian times, with its reference to scarlet women and hussies. For an everyday girl, clothes would normally be as sparingly cut as was decent, so a gown with flowing sleeves or a train was a big status symbol. This was emphasised by the hiatus caused by the Second World War, when clothes were rationed, uniforms were ubiquitous, and frivolity was frowned upon. In the nineteenth century, even a bride who wore white would expect to wear her dress again.

For the bride

As the decade progressed, a variety of skirt choices became available. For the bride, more than the groom, it is Her Big Day.

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