In her journal entry of 10 February 1840, Queen Victoria records details of her wedding to Prince Albert, including a small sketch of her wreath and veil.
…Had my hair dressed & the wreath of orange flowers put on my head. My wreath & veil were worn, according to the rough sketch. Saw my precious Albert alone, for the last time as my Bridegroom, & he fetched in Uncle & Ernest for a moment. At ½ past 12 I set off, dearest Albert having gone before, & Mama & the Duchess of Sutherland went with me in the carriage. I wore a white satin dress, with a deep flounce of Honiton lace, an imitation of an old design. My jewels were my Turkish diamond necklace & earrings & dear Albert’s beautiful sapphire brooch. I never saw such crowds as there were in the Park, & they cheered most enthusiastically. When I arrived at St. James’s Palace, I went into the Dressing room arranged for me, where my 12 young Train Bearers were waiting, dressed all in white with wreaths of white roses in their hair which had a very pretty effect. I waited a little while till Albert’s Procession had moved into the Chapel. I then went with my Train Bearers & Ladies into the Throne Room where my Procession reformed, Lord Melbourne, in his fine new Dress Coat, bearing the Sword of State, with Lord Uxbridge & Lord Belfast, on either side of him, walking immediately before me. Queen Anne’s Room was full of people, ranged on seats, one above the other, as also the Guard Room & all along the staircase, - all very friendly. The Procession looked beautiful going downstairs, & along part of the Colour Court, which was all covered in, & full of people, who were most cordial. The flourish of Trumpets ceased, as I entered the Chapel, when the organ began to play. At the altar on my right, stood my beloved Albert, Mama being on my left, as also Uncles Sussex & Cambridge & Aunt Augusta; on Albert’s right stood the Queen Dowager, then, Uncle Ernest, Ernest, Aunt Cambridge, with little Mary, George & Augusta & Princess Sophia Matilda. Lord Melbourne with the Sword of State, stood close to me. The Ceremony was very impressive & fine, yet simple, & I think ought to make an imperishable impression on everyone who promises at the altar to keep the vows he or she have made. Albert repeated everything very distinctly. I felt so happy when he placed the ring on my finger. As soon as the Service was over, the Procession returned as it came, with the exception that dearest Albert led me out!...Close transcript