Posts Tagged ‘History’

The History of Bridesmaids

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Choosing your bridal party is always one of the first things that pop into your mind in the wedding planning process. Or it might be more accurate to say that most brides and grooms think about who’s going to be part of their big day way before they’re even engaged. It’s a almost subconscious mental […]

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13 Memorable Period Piece Weddings

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Period dramas have been making a comeback in recent years and for good reason. The historical and literary significance, not to mention effusive dialogue, gives an almost escapist experience. Period dramas often contain romantic plot lines with dramatically romantic affirmations, where a wedding finishes the story with a satisfying conclusion. Of course, let’s not forget […]

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History of the White Wedding Dress

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Wearing white on your wedding day has been normalized in Western culture, but this practice is actually relatively modern, dating back to around the mid-19th century. Throughout most of history, brides wore special occasion dresses that could be worn to any formal event. This meant that wedding dresses could be any color except black, which […]

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The Engagement Ring Guide Part 1: History

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The matter of the engagement ring is an indispensable part of most couple’s engagement. Today is part one of a series about the history, styles, and trends with the modern practice of buying and wearing engagement rings. To start off this series, we’re first going to look into the history behind the engagement ring. Why […]

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A Brief History of Ready-to-Wear

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People nowadays want to know whether their fruits are organic and if their coffee is fair trade. It’s less common for us to think about where our clothing comes from. We often forget that ready-to-wear apparel has only come about in the past century or so. Translated from the French term “pre-a-porter,” ready-to-wear (or “off-the-rack”) […]

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