An Extraordinary Experience!
A “Dressing of The Bride Event”, held in the Estelle Suite, would not only add a special touch to your wedding day, it would allow you the experience of rooting yourself and your family into art history…as Mathilde Musson has been immortalized forevermore in Degas’ painting entitled ”Women Seated On The Balcony”! During YOUR Dressing of the Bride Event, place yourself on THAT balcony with THAT ironwork behind you, as in the 1872 setting. Yours will be in a 2013 setting, and your picture will live on in time as YOU are now marking a New Beginning of your life, of your new family life, of the birth of your children, in a family home setting that inspired one of the greatest artists of all times, so you will be immortalized, as Mathilde was through Degas’ work! You will be rooted in an established setting (on the balcony) that led to the Impressionist Movement of 1874, only one year after this painting was created. On YOUR big day, you will be closely connected with your family and friends, just like Degas was reconnected with his brothers and maternal family and his cousins in this same home!
In times past, receptions were usually held in the family home, which oftentimes was the ancestral home for many generations. The family connection was strong, but as times have changed and society has evolved, this connection to family history has almost completely disappeared. Nowadays, family traditions are often forgotten and the bride no longer experiences that family bonding to the “old” and “traditional”. Degas House offers a bride a chance to form a new tradition, one that family members may choose to continue in the future, but the experience will begin with you.