As part of the Rural Heritage Tour recently, The Switzerland County Historical Society in Vevay, Indiana did the wedding re-enactment of Emily Thiebaud and John Shaw Malcomson at the Thiebaud Farmstead. It was also to celebrate what would have been John and Emily’s 150th wedding anniversary. A lot of talents and volunteers came together to made the whole event such a success.
On the eve of the wedding day, the whole gang came together to give the final touches to the decoration, cleaning. The kitchen was busy with food preparation and cooking for the volunteers. The beautiful “bride” Taylor Benning and the talented seamstress, Andrea Kappes did a final fitting on a remake of the popular style in 1864. The said dress was sewn together from two separate wedding dresses – yes, that’s how mind blowing Andrea’s talent is!
On the wedding day, even though it’s a reenactment, it was as busy and lots of activities were happening simultaneously.
Acting the role of groom John Shaw Malcomson is Jacob Schmerr.
Bride Emily Thiebaud – Taylor Benning
Groom John Shaw Malcolmson – Jacob Schmerr
Flower Girl – Olivia Kavanaugh
Pastor – Pastor Mike Danner
Bridesmaid – Mary Streett.
The Thiebaud Farmstead is available if anyone is interested to host a real wedding. Get in touch with the Switzerland County Historical Society for more information.