There Goes the Bride: The Evolution of the White Wedding

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This 1918 Chicago wedding had a lot in common with American weddings today, despite 100 years of cultural, political and social changes.

10:00

The veil, the bouquet, the ring…some facets of a traditional wedding seem immutable. But “traditional” is itself a relative term. This hour we’ll take a look at how historically we’ve tied the knot, and what film, advertising, and prescriptive literature can tell us about the history of the American wedding and its celebrants.

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