white wedding

[ wahyt-wed-ing, hwahyt ]

  1. a traditional wedding, usually in a church, where the bride wears a formal white gown: They had a storybook white wedding in her childhood church.

Origin of white wedding

First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby white wedding

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How to use white wedding in a sentence

  • He ran into the hall, into Mescal's room, and returned trailing the white wedding-dress.

  • Any light, delicate colour may be worn; but a woman has only one white wedding and one bridal veil in her life.

  • But towards morning he saw Mentine as he had seen her last in her white wedding gown and veil.

    Bayou Folk | Kate Chopin
  • A white wedding cake means a white thing and so no more left in the bottle, no more water grows.

    Geography and Plays | Gertrude Stein
  • She had put on her white wedding gown and her lace veil and one of her satin slippers—the other lay on the dressing-table.

    Tales from Dickens | Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives