White wedding dresses before Victoria

My story in the recently released

Royal Weddings

anthology is set on the eve of Queen Victoria's wedding in 1840.  Many people believe that Queen Victoria was the first to wear a white wedding dress.  This is simply not the case.  Brides were wearing white long before this, and 19th century periodicals offer ample evidence. 

Here are some examples

Here's more.

And here's another, from

Ackermann's Repository of Fashions, August 1829: