My story in the recently released Royal Weddings anthology is set on the eve of Queen Victoria's wedding in 1840. Many people believe that Queen Victoria was the first to wear a white wedding dress. This is simply not the case. Brides were wearing white long before this, and 19th century periodicals offer ample evidence. Here are some examples. Here's more.
And here's another, from Ackermann's Repository of Fashions, August 1829: