The Edwardian period, also referred to as the Gilded Age, was an era of newfound wealth, the start of industrialization, and peace before the first World War — it's also known for the sinking of the RMS Titanic — and for weddings, this meant rich, extravagant occasions. Several wedding traditions first began during the Edwardian period, including the bridesmaid-then-bride processional, the afternoon ceremony time, and the importance placed upon beautiful wedding gowns. Gold and pastels color schemes were the most popular, while brooches, hats, gloves, and embellished accessories stayed in style. Considering a bit of romantic Downtown Abbey-esque flair for your big day? Here are our favorite picks to help you channel the gorgeous Edwardian style.
Weddings Through the Decades: Edwardian Inspiration
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