My Great Grandparents
Frank H. and Hattie (Fenn) Glover on their wedding day, 12 May 1882
Seeing this picture made me wonder when white became the traditional color of wedding dresses. The history of the white wedding dress can be traced to Queen Victoria in 1840. She was married in a white wedding dress. During the industrial revolution department stores started opening. A white wedding dress was available to more brides. By the 1890's it began gaining in popularity.
I chose white when I got married in 1981. Now brides are seeking individuality
and not all brides choose white.
What color was your wedding dress?