Brides and Beauty Through the Ages
Weddings have been around at least as long as humans have been able to write about them, and in almost every culture, brides are the focus of their own traditions and rituals. But through history, the way brides have prepared and beautified themselves has changed drastically. Some traditions have survived for thousands of years and still make up a big part of our ceremonies, while others now seem truly bizarre (just check out the story on ancient Sparta). From mehendi to boqtas, see how being a beautiful bride has changed over the last three millenia.