|American wedding dome made from a brides wedding veil .|
|Close up of the orange blossoms made from wadded cotton and dipped in wax.|
|A Old Paris Fan Vase was used here as a holder for a Victorian Ladies Wedding Head Piece. Again home made orange blossoms, made from wadded cotton and dipped in wax.|
|This dome contains a Victorian wedding head dress and the net veil.|
|You have to realize that the Victorian brides could not just go to the Bridal shop and get a head dress, most often they had to be hand made and use what materials that were around.|
|This one is a favorite of mine. The net veil is under all the silk flowers and in the center a small pair of wax hands, which would represent the married couple.|
|Here it is in my Guest bed Room where I keep all these wedding domes in this post. I call this room the Wedding Room for that reason.|
|And Ms. Sissy Dog sends you a kiss. Stop by and see me and her any time at My Old Historic House, I will leave the light on and you are always welcome.|
The French were not the only ones who made wedding domes. Here in American they were also very popular during those wonderful Victorian years. The ones that I have found from Ameican are not quite as elaborate as the French. They are ususally just a large glass dome with the brides head dress and veil inside. A few have a little extra and they added things, like wax hands, doves, vases or sometimes even a photo. I for one have always asked, how can the family sell these things??? I just could not, if I knew it was my Mothers or Grandmothers. But the new generations of Americans are usually not interested in much but cell phones, blackberrys,tex,wi and lord knows what else. I am sorry if I have gotten some of these things wrong, but you see, I have never even owned a cell phone. Then again, I have to say, I am glad they wanted to sell them off or I could not find them for sale.
I have found that the best way to take photos of these domes is in a total dark room using a flash. That is the way I took all these and they seem to do better. If you try in day light they seem to catch shadows and without the flash they are too dark and with it they are too light.