Ever wonder why so many brides wear white? Thank Queen Victoria! In she walked down the aisle to marry Prince Albert wearing a white wedding dress that sparked a trend, making white the go-to shade for brides.
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Victoria and Albert. When Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert on February 1840 at the royal chapel of St. James, she wore a white satin dress, a custom which has been imitated since by many brides, royal and not royal.
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Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt)/ The Young Victoria/ Costume Design by Sandy Powell That moment when Victoria pretty much invented the white wedding dress.
Not only did Queen Victoria pioneer the trend for white wedding dresses, why also began a lesser known tradition within the royal family. Since her marriage all princesses have married with a sprig of myrtle in their bouquet. The plant represents love and marriage and is always taken from Queen Victoria's own 170 year old garden.