Weddings Through the Ages: From the 1900s to Today

The Barn At Cedar Grove

Take a look back at the most popular wedding trends, from attire to reception décor to cakes, starting in the early 1900s.


In the early 1900s, the customary wedding dress featured an S-shaped corset, which drew in the stomach and pushed out the bosom, an effect emphasized by frills on the bodice. Gigot sleeves were popular — wide, puffy sleeves that tapered to a narrow forearm. While white was still the color of choice for affluent brides, due to Queen Victoria’s trend-setting gown in 1840, other brides opted to wear azure, mauve, or pale pink. High waists, high collars, long trains, long gloves, and veiled hats also were in fashion.  More here.

Photo by: Alissa Saylor Photography 


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The Barn at Cedar Grove was everything I had every dreamed my wedding would be! When my husband and I first visited it we completely fell in love! It was so perfect! Amy and her team have recently done a significant amount of upgrades and remodels but have done a great job keeping the rustic beauty of the barn. The day before the wedding and the day of Kasey and Tara helped make sure everything ran smoothly and perfectly. I have zero complaints about the barn and their staff. I would recommend it to anyone!

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