Here we are again lovelies! We have almost made it through our list of favorite wedding traditions.
The White Wedding Dress
In 1840, Queen Victoria strayed from simply wearing a bride’s best dress to the wedding but chose to wear white because it was her very favorite lace. She wrote in her diary: “I wore a white satin dress with a deep flounce of Honiton lace, an imitation of an old design, and my jewels…” She set the standard of the time, for only the wealthy could afford to wear white and due to the colors connection with purity it has remained one of the most well-known traditions of our day.
Photography: Max Wanger
The Bouquet Toss
During the 14th century, the French guests at weddings would traditionally tear the bride’s dress to shreds immediately after the ceremony. They did this during the medieval times because having a piece of the dress was considered lucky. This changed into the groom throwing the bride’s garter to keep the crowd at bay but before long the throwing of the bouquet was seen as a more appropriate solution. Luckily, we have continued both traditions today and still seen catching them as a symbol of luck for the receiver.
Photography: Tanja Lippert
During formal balls, the first dance was always held by the guests of honor, often royalty or the wealthy. In France, during the 17th century, the minuet was always the newlywed’s first song while in Victorian Britain; a quadrille was entertainment for the guests. Now it is the bride and grooms responsibility to choose a song that represents their love and story.
Photography: Phenom Photographers