Victorian Trading Co.’s Guide To Hosting A Royal Wedding Viewing Party

Will you be watching?

Come Saturday, May 19th, Prince Harry will take a wife. The highly anticipated nuptials will be broadcast for hopeless romantics around the world. And will perhaps be the most-watched royal wedding yet.

One can turn the channel to a number of networks that will be airing live coverage. Harper’s Bazaar lists The Today Show (NBC), PBS, and BBC America among others.

St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, UK, will see the couple married at noon. A few time zones will issue a much earlier hour: New York (ET) 7 a.m., Chicago (CT) 6 a.m., Denver (MT) 5 a.m., Los Angeles (PT) 4 a.m., and Honolulu (HAST) 1 a.m.

Cherish the televised event with friends — spotting the unique hats of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie or dabbing tears during the exchange of vows. Hosting a royal wedding viewing party is a perfect way to commemorate the joyous occasion.

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Lessons From Jane Austen in The Art Of Matchmaking

She is no Elizabeth Bennet.

But then, Jane Austen hardly expected her new heroine to be admired. In regards to Emma Woodhouse, Austen remarked, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.”

Spoiled Emma. Pretentious Emma. Dearest, most beloved Emma fails time and time again in her matchmaking ventures. Through these missteps, she learned a great deal. . . and so can her readers.

25 Victorian Love Quotes To Make You Swoon

Love was in the era.

It was a period of grand gestures. There, the etiquette of flirtation was cultivated and scandalously abandoned.

Romance lived on the pages of love letters from Prince Albert to the chapters of timeless novels by the Brontë sisters. Their words still elicit excitement, reflection, joy, hope, and love.

Without further ado, here are twenty-five Victorian love quotes to steal your breath away. . .

The Art Of Matchmaking: Truths Every Matchmaker Knows

Many a fantasy has stripped reality of charm.

Such is the case with matchmaking Emma Woodhouse. Her expectations in the way of romance leaves her thoroughly disenchanted. The couple she carefully orchestrated fall away in strife. So burdened was she by these defeats that in Chapter 16 she claims, “It was wrong, to take so active a part in bringing any two people together.”

Had Emma taken to heart these matchmaking truths, she and her matches would have faired far better.

This final installment lends insight to unassuming lies on may believe when bringing good people together.

The Art of Matchmaking: Dos & Don’ts

Emma Woodhouse repeatedly mismatched.

In fact, she arguably has few — if any —successful relationships to her credit. Still, she is worthy of analysis. For whose failures better to learn from than a heroine of sincere heart and unprecedented ambition?

This installment shares dos and don’ts to abide by in the art of matchmaking.

From A to V: The Complete Guide to a Marriage like Albert & Victoria’s

Victoria had her doubts.

Marry Albert? She supposed it had always been in the future, something their families alluded. Now, there was pressure to wed. More particularly, there was pressure to wed Albert. 

She wrote to her Uncle Leopold.

Though all the reports of Albert are most favourable, and though I have little doubt I shall like him, still one can never answer beforehand for feelings, and I may not have the feeling for him which is requisite to ensure happiness. I may like him as a friend, and as a cousin and as a brother, but no more. 

Of course, more came. And with it, one of the most remarkable marriage history has come to know.