Monsieur LeFaux will present "The Victorian Wedding: A Celebration of Music, Flowers, and Love." Visitors are invited to step back into one of the most dynamic times in American history - a time when the effects of sweeping change went hand-in-hand with unabashed romance and sentimentality. Monsieur LeFaux and Madame Mannequin will entertain visitors with a program of charming aspects of the nineteenth-century wedding, the source of many of present-day wedding customs.
Flowers are a very important part of every wedding day, but a century and a half ago every well-bred person was familiar with the "language of flowers," where each blossom carried a message. The purple lilac confessed, "I'm falling in love with you," while the jonquil pleaded, "Please return my affection." Roses were symbols of love, but colors and numbers all conveyed nuances of affection. A single rose would say, "I love you," but two roses joined to form a single stem were a much more serious declaration: "Will you marry me?"
The center of attention of the program will, of course, be the wedding gown. Madame Mannequin, with the help of her "maid of honor," will don the latest style of 1868 in preparation for her walk down the aisle. Those in attendance will not only see all the parts and fastenings of the elaborate "new style" wedding gown but will also be privy to the required undergarments of chemise, corset, petticoat, and crinoline which were so essential to the fashion silhouette. A proper gentleman will avert his eyes during that portion of the program.
This unique program is a real delight presented in an historical setting, but it is equally effective as part of a modern bridal show. All ages of both sexes find this program informative and unforgettable.