1969: The wedding of BeeGee Maurice Gibb and British pop star Lulu
Detail of Maurice Gibb and Lulu Leave Wedding © CORBIS/Bettmann
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Weddings remained formal until the last few years of the decade, when a brand new generation began to question traditional values. Anti-war and anti-establishment, the new earthier bride got married on a beach or in the woods instead of in a church, and might wear a peasant dress or embroidered jeans as her wedding gown. Contrary to this new trend, statistics show that most gowns during that era were still white, and a majority still floor length -- although the style was definitely avant-garde. In a time where tradition was commonly bashed, the traditional wedding gown nonetheless survived.