Westfield Heritage Village presents the fascinating traditions, rituals and etiquette of courtship and marriage in early Ontario on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 18.
A highlight of the day will be an Edwardian wedding ceremony at the historic Mountsberg Church, where a happy couple will exchange their vows in period finery. The foods, decorations and music of a 1912 wedding reception will be featured at the Gillen Home.
Throughout the village, there will be lots to see and do. At the Print Shop, visitors can see the work that would have gone into producing a wedding invitation in Victorian times.
The General Store’s windows will be filled with popular turn-of-the-century wedding gifts. Next door, the Dry Goods Store will feature a bride’s trousseau.
The challenges of courtship and marriage in the backwoods of Canada in the early 1800s will be explored in the one room log cabin at the Lockhart Farm.
A romantic and funny period film will be showing at the Theatre. Children will enjoy making a special craft at the one room log schoolhouse.
For more information, call 1-800-883-0104 or visit www.westfieldheritage.ca.