Wearing wedding gowns from 1895 to 2012, were on display at the Just Friends luncheon at Hideaway Beach Club on Wednesday.The unique fashion show was presented by the Marco Island Historical Society, with member Ed Miracco the narrator. His wife, Kathy, Historical Society president, was one of the models.
The tradition for the bride to wear white began in the 16th century and is still commonly followed today. This is a symbol of the bride's purity and her worthiness of her groom.
The tradition became solidified during the time of Queen Victoria who rebelled against the royal tradition for Royal brides to wear silver. Instead, the queen preferred the symbolism, which is expressed by wearing white. The brides of the time quickly emulated the queen, and the tradition has continued in full force to this day.