Wednesday, November 16, 2011

White Wedding Dress

Queen Victoria and White Wedding Dresses

Queen Victoria was one of the first brides ever to wear a white wedding dress. Prior to her wedding in 1840 white wedding dresses were not typically worn. Many people back in those times couldn’t afford to buy a dress to only wear one time. Brides normally wore colored dresses including black! They wore the best dress they owned. Queen Victoria’s fashion choice at her wedding made a bigger impact than anyone could have imagined. Up until that time royalty typically wore ermine-trimmed robes covered in gemstones at their wedding. Woman of the time saw Queen Victoria’s white silk gown as a fashion statement and decided to follow her lead. This formed a tradition that last till this very day.


-On Grace Kelly’s wedding day she worse a dress with a bodice from a 125 year old lace.
-According to Greek culture when a bride tucks a sugar cube into her glove it will “sweeten” her union.
-Moroccan woman take a milk bath before their wedding ceremony to purify themselves for their new life as a married woman.
-According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck.
-Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the forth finger on the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
-In the symbolic language of jewels a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.
-A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape closely resembles a tear.
-Aquamarine represents marital harmony and is said to ensure a long and happy marriage.

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