Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

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16th of May 1770: wedding of the Dauphin Louis-Auguste and Archduchess Marie-Antoinette

Louis-Auguste was 15, Marie-Antoinette 14. A marriage that began with mutual distrust and disdain, and ended in the closest of bonds… For details on the marriage certificate, misspellings, ink stains and all, see this post, and also this one on 18th century bridal attire



Imperial wedding: Napoléon and Marie-Louise

First, let us put things in their 1810 context. After his victory at Wagram in 1809, Napoléon is in a position to force Austria to sign a humiliating peace treaty. The French Empire has never been so powerful: it extends all over continental Europe, but the Emperor still has no heir and Joséphine’s day as […]



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Notorious Royal Marriages: Napoléon and Marie-Louise

I am beginning to see many Valentine’s Day posts on the blogosphere… This one by Arleigh at historical-fiction.com, via Tea at Trianon, stands out by the amount of work, and knowledge of the field of historical fiction, that went into it. Yes, blogging is a labor of love. As for me, with your permission, I […]



Marie-Antoinette’s Wedding

Another great post by Elena Maria at Tea at Trianon on the ceremony and festivities: On May 16, 1770 the Dauphin Louis-Auguste of France married Marie-Antoinette Archduchess of Austria… (more) And, as promised, I will post shortly on other Versailles royal weddings. See also my prior post on 18th century bridal attire.



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18th century bridal attire

A question that crops up once in a while. As often on this blog we will refer to the Memoirs of the Marquise de La Tour du Pin, who was married in the 1780s and thus recalls her wedding day: Let us not forget the bride’s attire. It was very simple. I had a dress […]