White wedding dress became a popular option in 1840, after the marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg, when Victoria wore a white gown trimmed with Honiton lace. Illustrations of the wedding were widely published, and many brides opted for white in accordance with the Queen’s choice.
Prior to the Victorian Era, a bride was married in any color, black being especially popular in Scandinavia. Brides from wealthy families often wore rich colors and exclusive fabrics. It was common to see them wearing bold colors and layers of furs, velvet and silk.
Today, while white or ivory is the more common color, do not fret if you choose to wear whatever colors you like! Besides there are no rules as to what color wedding dress you can or cannot wear! Here are a few dresses we picked out to inspire you.