To understand why we get married in white, we must go back to 1840 , when Queen Victoria chose a dress of that color to marry Albert of Saxe-Coburg. The official wedding portrait photo was widely circulated, and many brides opted for white in honor of that choice. Something we do now as a tradition.
Before the Victorian era, brides could marry in any color except black, reserved for mourning , and red because it was associated with prostitutes. The white symbolizes purity and innocence of childhood, but eventually became synonymous of virginity.
Today is still the star of any wedding , but the silver and gold have been consecrated as the co-stars of the most important dress in the life of many women. Pastel colors have been the surprise of last year. Not surprisingly, a pink tulle skirt was featured in last Vogue Brides cover. Times change, and brides with them.