You've dreamed about your wedding dress since you were little...but did you ever wonder why it's white or grand? The traditional gown dates back to 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. Royal weddings we greatly copied then as they are now (Hi Duchess Kate) as a sign of admiration. Not only was Victoria's choice a fashionable one but more symbolic. The Queen chose white because it represents innocence and purity. Which were qualities that Victorians extremely valued.
The white traditional gown has made its mark around the world in many cultures and is certainly here to stay. Leave it to Queens to set the trend!
Painting: Winterhalter, 1842