Professor Bird's History Class: Why White?

What's the first color that comes to mind when you think wedding? For most people, it's white. However, did you know wearing white for your wedding is a fairly recent practice? Queen Victoria (a bird icon) is widely known for doing things her way. Before her, most Brides wore their best dress, regardless of the color. 

Time magazine reported, "Red was in fact a very popular color for brides in Victoria's day, but the young queen broke with the status quo and insisted on a lacy white gown. Members of the court thought it much too restrained in color, and were mystified that she eschewed ermine and even a crown, opting instead for a simple orange blossom wreath."

We love a rule breaking bride. 

 

 

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