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Uppsala Cathedral is Scandinavia’s largest church, 118.7m high. The construction of it began 1287 and it would take more than a century to complete it. It was inaugurated 1435 but was actually still not completely finished.

No wonder I had big problem to get the whole Cathedral in picture! The slideshow starts with my bad attempts to get the Cathedral…

When we went to Uppsala for the Linneaus celebration I wrote about in yesterdays post, we did choose the Saturday (26th of May) since we read that there should be a 18th century wedding in the Uppsala Cathedral that day.

They said that if you were dressed in 18th century clothes, you could act as wedding guests in the church, so we were planning to do that, but it was a bad day for it unfortunately.

It required a hotel room we didn’t have – for changing clothes since we didn’t want to sit in our 18th century clothes (our own wedding clothes) in the car for the drive over there.

We were not feeling that well and it were very windy weather which perhaps would have spoiled my hairstyle in my 18th century hairstyled very high wig… Besides that, walking around a whole day in that clothes is another thing too. Not that they are uncomfortable, but we’re not used to it.

As it turned out later, the wind weren’t that hard any more and we would have been a success in our clothes, since they would have been one of the most well done of them, so we almost regretted it.

Many of the ones we saw there that day didn’t measure up to our standards. Not to mention the wigs, there were many real bad wigs there looking like cotton wads…. Luckily there was also good ones :-)

The left woman with the crown on her head in the horse carriage in the end of the slideshow is the bride, sorry to say that we didn’t get any close up of the wedding couple together and their clothes.

Captain ♥18th Century Lifecruiser

18 Comments on “18th Century Party Dresses”

    .: mar SPAIN said:

    I am thrilled to look at these dresses but you have the more experienced eye on the 18th century!!! next time change in the car *wink*

    TorAamusic said:

    I did not know it is so popular to wear 18th century dresses for weddings in Sweden. It sure puts colours to the festivitas.
    And your photos are very well done and gives a brilliant impression of the event.

    Thanks for your link to my Chicago post.

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Change in the car? Oh no, not possible!

    You don’t have any idea of how difficult it is to put on this long dress in a car – and with the special top arrangement hanging down from the back and to get the hip cushions on the right place too.
    Not to mention the wig! For me it takes a long time in front of a mirror to get it all right! Phew!

    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    It’s not that popular, but maybe it’s growing now. This was just a special arrangement to celebrate Linneaus 300 years birthday, since he is from that area. The Uppsala newspaper paid them for the wedding :-)

    raja said:

    The thing is its not that much different for my eyes, since im seeing a series of movies of 1950′s :) Nice photos, you made a remarkable attempt to cover the cathedral captain… So nothing to get upset with ur photography :)

    I thought, the lady in the 7th photo is the bride :)

    aka R'acquel said:

    I’d have to agree. These renditions seem very short compared to your own wedding garments. For some, there is a rather sad and depressing quality (or lack thereof) about them too.

    RennyBA NORWAY said:

    Wooow, what a party – what a wedding and what lovely, historical costumes. You Swedish really know how to do it the aristocrat way :D

    The Flickr pics movee was just breath taking and of course it was a great reason to celebrate Linneaus – thanks for sharing!

    claudie FRANCE said:

    Beautiful pics! I’d like to do a party with a such costum! It seems you opened a fashion style of the 18 th century in Sweden.

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    Sanni GERMANY said:

    Oooooooh, I love love LOVE these photos. You know… if I´ll ever get married… there will be a suite for you to change your dress ♥

    Ev Nucci UNITED STATES said:

    Now Captain those very cool dresses. Are you in one of those? I just want you to know I have one those on right now. And I’m looking pretty speshul. My crown is just tad off center. But all in all I’m looking pretty queenly tonight!

    Ev Nucci UNITED STATES said:

    Oh, I know why the crown’s off center…it’s the book! And the brain…sorry. It’s me.

    Ev Nucci UNITED STATES said:

    :) ) Hugs

    Ev Nucci UNITED STATES said:

    Would you like to have a cocktail? Check mine out!!

    Just don’t drink too much. :) ))))

    Tricia said:

    Aw the photos aren’t showing for me right now. It says no such photos found. :(

    thebluestbutterfly UNITED STATES said:

    A very romantic wedding.

    Caledonia said:

    I love those dresses! Any excuse, eh?


    Lovely dresses and wigs! I wish I can have a similar experience.
    Greetings from Spain!

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