18th & 19th Century Wedding Gallery

After profiling dresses from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, I thought it only fitting to feature some wedding gowns from earlier times. Here are dresses from the 1700's and 1800's...

From McCord museum: This dress was worn in 1763 by Mary Chaloner in Guiseborough, England, when she married Colonel John Hale. The groom had served under Major-General James Wolfe in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec, and it was he who brought the news of Wolfe's death back to George III in England.
(Not only do I love the design of the dress, I like the historical connection since my ancestor who first crossed the Atlantic, was part of General Montcalm's fleet, who fought against Wolfe.)

Wedding dresses worn by Helena Bonham Carter in Frankenstein (1760s)
and Keira Knightley in 'The Duchess (1774)

1770 wedding as portrayed in film Marie Antoinette

early 18oo's - double wedding, in Pride & Prejudice (1995)

early 1800's - wedding in Sense & Sensibility (1995)

Sources: McCord Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Manchester Galleries, Tidens Toj, V&A Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Antique Dress, Augusta Auctions, Powerhouse Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Indiana State Museum

1700s / 1742 / 1742












1774 / 1774 / 1776












1775 / 1776 / 1795












1797 / 1799












1810 / 1814












1815 / 1816 / 1824












1825 / 1828 / 1830












1830 / 1831 / 1833












1835 / 1839 / 1839













[Following 6 are from Indiana State Museum]

1806 / 1827 / 1850-59












1855 / 1865 / 1886













3 comments:

  1. Thank you for continuing to put up these lovely pictures. Keep them coming! :-)

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  2. omg the 18th century is one of my favorite time periods, thanks so much for posting this!

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  3. I would love to wear just one of these dresses just once. Alas, it is not to be.

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