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Throughout history and across the world royal weddings have been an amplification of the marriage traditions of their time and culture. But the fame of the bride and groom often meant that they set the wedding trends of the day including photography, flowers, fashion and even the color most western brides wear to this day.
Let’s explore the evolution of the royal wedding in Europe from the simple church blessing of the middle ages where bride and groom might be laying eyes on each other for the first time to the love matches of today rung in with celebrity packed cathedrals, designer gowns, decadent feasts and parties watched by the eyes of the world.
Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049 – Classical Whimsical by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (