Have you ever wondered why so many of today's weddings feature white dresses, tiered cakes and registries for silver and dishes? Queen Victoria (and the rest of her era) get a lot of the credit.
Queen Victoria married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in the Chapel Royal at St James' Palace on February 10, 1840. Color print from circa 1850s. © The Print Collector/Corbis