While the gestures of carrying the bride over her waist was considered lucky and another way to protect her, this time from evil spirits hiding somewhere. Flowers were used to avoid from evil spirits too, before roses are used, herbs were carried. And all that clapping, and twinkling, it was believed that evil spirits didn't like loud sounds. "Her dress was a rich white satin, trimmed with orange flower blossoms."- The Times February 11, 1840, describing the marriage of Queen Victoria. A bride wearing white traditionally symbolizes the dignity, purity and innocence. Nowadays the color of the bride's wedding gown has less to do with the dignity but has to do with fashion, white is the color of joy in celebration, but brides used to wear all colors. Whatever they had in their closet really, but wedding dress was typically a best dress. And then in 1840, Queen Victoria chose to wear white satin wedding dress on her wedding day, not the traditional veils or bouquets worn by most brides, her choice widespread in the public. Brides have been dressing in white ever since.