Every year, millions of Brides-to-be spend months searching for "The Dress" for that special day. Potential brides agonize over what style of Wedding Dress to wear, should it be a Short dress?, long dress?, extra long train?, silk?, satin?, lace, then what colour ? white?, ivory?, cream?..and the list goes on.
On February 10th 1840, Queen Victoria choose a white dress with English Lace for her wedding to Prince Albert. This not only made "White" more popular as a choice of wedding colour but also revived the trend in Lace as a wedding accessory.
Queen Victoria's 1840 revolutionary wedding dress (left) and Princess Elizabeth's 1947 timeless wedding dress (right).
A Georgian era 1714 to 1830 Wedding dress. Notice the pink embroidery on this heavily embellished gown(left) and a breathtaking lace and silk creation for Mrs Sweeney for her 1933 wedding(right)