Globe de Mariée with V V Rouleaux

Saturday 1 July, 1-4, £195 includes materials

Before the days of social media and photo albums, 18th-century newlyweds in France would record the beginning of their married life by creating a wedding dome –or globe de mariée. The dome was used to preserve the couples wedding souvenirs and share hopes for their lives together. This year, leading haberdashery brand V V Rouleaux is set to revive this beautiful tradition in the heart of London by hosting a reader’s workshop at their Marylebone Lane shop.

Within a traditional French globe, the bride’s tiara was placed on a velvet cushion beneath a glass cloche and surrounded by natural symbols to signify hope for a long and abundant marriage. A gold bird looking down over the nest below represented love and peace in the home. Leaves symbolised growth and longevity, while orange blossoms stood for virginity and roses for love. A large central mirror was supposed to evoke a reflection of the soul and smaller mirrors indicated how many children the couple wished for.

The V V Rouleaux event will enable readers to replicate this exquisite piece, filling a 30cmx18cm dome with their own heirlooms as well as pearls, flowers, petals, diamantes and vintage pieces from the V V Rouleaux collection. The wedding dome could be used as a centrepiece on the main table at a wedding, a decorative feature in the home or a keepsake for the happy couple.

6 places available

102 Marylebone LaneLondonW1U 2QD