For about the last 18 months, listeners have periodically asked us to talk about weddings on the show. About half the requests were to do a history of marriage ... which is a little too broad to cover in one episode, at least in a really global way. The other half have been about wedding traditions. When looking into this later suggestion, the research led me down a slightly different path - a brief history of the "white wedding."
Our listener mail is from Charles, and touches on the languages mentioned in our Tupac Amaru episode.
For more knowledge: 10 Wacky Pieces of Royal Wedding Memorabilia
Episode link: A Brief History of the White Wedding
- "wedding, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2016. Web. 1 April 2016.
- Allen, Emily. "Culinary Exhibition: Victorian Wedding Cakes and Royal Spectacle." Victorian Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Spring, 2003). http://www.jstor.org/stable/3830185
- Cavendish, Richard. "Queen Victoria's Wedding." History Today. 2/2/2015. http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/queen-victoria%E2%80%99s-wedding
- Charsley, Simon. "The Wedding Cake: History and Meanings." Folklore, Vol. 99, No. 2 (1988), pp. 232-241. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1260461
- Godey's Lady's Book. "White Wedding Dress Origins." http://godeysladysbook.com/white_wedding_dress_origins.htm
- Howard, Vicki. "Brides, Inc.: American Weddings and the Business of Tradition." University of Pennsylvania Press. Philadelphia. 2006.
- Kimport, Katrina. "Remakign the White Wedding? Same-sex Wedding Photographs' Challenge to Symbolic Heteronormativity." Gender and Society, Vol. 26, No. 6 (December 2012). http://www.jstor.org/stable/41705740
- Penner, Barbara. "'A Vision of Love and Luxury' The Commercialization of Nineteenth?Century American Weddings." Winterthur Portfolio. Vol. 39, No. 1. Spring 2004. Via JSTOR. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/431007
- Queen Victoria's Scrapbook. http://www.queen-victorias-scrapbook.org/contents/3-3.html
- Wilson, Carol. "Wedding Cake: A Slice of History." Gastronomica, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 2005). URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/gfc.2005.5.2.69
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