White has been a traditional wedding color for hundreds of years. Queen Victoria, who reined from 1837-1901, is believed to be the one who made the white wedding dress fashionable when she wore one in her wedding with Prince Albert. She wore a pale gown trimmed with orange blossoms. Before that, the bride wore her best dress; the color did not really matter.
White has been a symbol of joyous celebration since the early Roman times. White is a color that is commonly associated with purity. Since weddings are a religious rite, it is said that white was used as a symbol of God’s holiness. The white aisle runner was used to signify walking on holy ground.