We have the Renaissance period to thank for the wedding dress train and the garter-toss tradition, which began during this era as a symbol of good luck and faithfulness. And while Reese Witherspoon's blush frock may usher in a new hued-dress trend, in 1662 Catherine of Braganza was mocked for her pink gown at her wedding to Charles II of Britain. First bridal trendsetter?
The Renaissance Brings Trains and Garters
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