White Wedding Dresses

The origin of the white wedding dress

The white wedding dress was made popular by Anne of Brittany in 1499. Prior to that time and until the 1900's, a woman would simply wear the best dress in her wardrobe.

The wearing of white has been a symbol of celebration since Roman times. In 19th century Victorian times white was considered a sign of affluence as it was assumed that a woman would only be able to wear white once (twice at the most) before the dress became soiled. At the beginning of the 20th century white again became a symbol of purity though today it is more regarded to represent celebration and joy.

Brides today have a wide range of colours to choose from and here at The Mill Forge we have seen brides wearing red, green, purple, black and many other colours of wedding dress.