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In the early 1980’s, Eve Faulkner
and her husband, Rick, began opening their 1906
Victorian home to host weddings as a creative solution
to raise money for their church’s building program.
Within 12 years, they had hosted more than 800
Rick would put on his top hat, tails and assist in any
The brides began asking what
Victorian women wore on their wedding day.
This was the beginning of a life-long research
project for Eve, which drew on her personal love of
weddings and the rich, formal customs of the Victorian
studied, she also collected Victorian wedding gowns and
The couple moved from Upland to
Orange County and bought an 1893 cottage which housed 50
gowns dating back from 1835 to 1940 – 100 years of
Fifteen years ago, Eve founded The Victorian
Bridal Museum, which was for many year located in the
Old Towne district of Orange, CA.
When Eve’s husband retired from the Los Angeles
Police Department, they bought property in Hemet and San Jacinto.
They discovered Farmers Corner and opened a
smaller version of The Bridal Museum.
In 2004, Eve’s collection was
filmed by Warner Bros for a movie named “Samantha,
American Girl Holiday.”
Shortly after that, Simplicity Pattern Company
asked if she would duplicate one of her vintage gowns
for their spring catalogue.
Things were going well when Eve’s
daughter, Nikki, and a set of twins moved in with them –
due to a divorce.
Eve’s focus began to change to help her daughter
by turning her
Museum to a traveling
lecture and exhibit rather than housing the full
Eve and her daughter started a consignment shop called
The plan was to get her daughter started and she would
run the shop.
Well, about a year went by, Eve’s daughter
remarried and moved out of town.
Now Eve owned a consignment shop
that has been dubbed “Hollywood
Eve thought she was in retirement, but recently
has expanded by opening a bridal consignment shop next
door where she provides a dressmaker that can make
vintage wedding gowns and costumes.
She teaches to special groups has become a
historian on Victorian wedding fashion.
Eve claims, “We’re going green – recycling
beautiful wedding gowns.”
Rick is now a licensed minister
working for an international program called “Spiritual
Freedom,” whose focus is on assisting those who are
When she has a spare moment,
believe it or not, she loves to shop.
As she thinks more and more about the possibility
of future retirement, she also enjoys sitting on her
back porch watching her roses grow.
Looks like Eve is back in the
Her shop is located in the
historic Farmers' Corner, 2535 San
Jacinto Avenue in San Jacinto.
(951) 487-6088 or (951) 255-4411 (cell).