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In this painting, Pierre-Auguste Renoir captures a fleeting moment with two Parisians immersed in nature. Renoir had spent the previous summer #painting outdoors with fellow Impressionist Claude Monet.  _______________________ La Promenade, 1870, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Oil on canvas.

La Promenade (Getty Museum)

In this painting, Pierre-Auguste Renoir captures a fleeting moment with two Parisians immersed in nature. Renoir had spent the previous summer #painting outdoors with fellow Impressionist Claude Monet. _______________________ La Promenade, 1870, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Oil on canvas.

"Plaque depicting Jacob choosing Rachel to be his Bride," Alcora Ceramic Factory, After painting by Jacopo Amigoni, about 1755. Faïence (tin-glazed earthenware). J. Paul Getty Museum | Clad in complementary yellow and blue, a young man and woman coyly eye each other, their hands meeting at the very center of the scene. Lively, overflowing foliage serves as a dramatic and fitting backdrop to this courtship.

Plaque depicting Jacob choosing Rachel to be his Bride (Getty Museum)

"Plaque depicting Jacob choosing Rachel to be his Bride," Alcora Ceramic Factory, After painting by Jacopo Amigoni, about 1755. Faïence (tin-glazed earthenware). J. Paul Getty Museum | Clad in complementary yellow and blue, a young man and woman coyly eye each other, their hands meeting at the very center of the scene. Lively, overflowing foliage serves as a dramatic and fitting backdrop to this courtship.

"Ring," Argolid, Greece, about 575 B.C. Gold, silver. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Ring with Greek Inscription to Hera (Getty Museum)

"Ring," Argolid, Greece, about 575 B.C. Gold, silver. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

"The Sacrifice of Polyxena," Giovanni Battista Pittoni, about 1733 - 1734. Oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum | According to Greek legend, Achilles fell in love with the Trojan princess Polyxena, the daughter of the king of Troy. He was offered her hand in marriage if he agreed to end the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. However, Paris, Polyxena's brother, ambushed and killed Achilles. Before he died, Achilles vengefully proclaimed that the treacherous Polyxena be sacrificed at his…

The Sacrifice of Polyxena (Getty Museum)

"The Sacrifice of Polyxena," Giovanni Battista Pittoni, about 1733 - 1734. Oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum | According to Greek legend, Achilles fell in love with the Trojan princess Polyxena, the daughter of the king of Troy. He was offered her hand in marriage if he agreed to end the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. However, Paris, Polyxena's brother, ambushed and killed Achilles. Before he died, Achilles vengefully proclaimed that the treacherous Polyxena be sacrificed at his…

Wedding dress, 1937. Off white, ivory, cream. 30s, 40s vintage wedding dress. Sheer net.

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Wedding dress, 1937. Off white, ivory, cream. 30s, 40s vintage wedding dress. Sheer net.

Princess Mary of Teck's 1893 wedding to Prince George, Duke of York (served 1910-1936 as King George V)

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Bride and Groom, Outdoors, 1930s-40s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  Visual Resource Archive, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (VRA.2014.8.027.5). #wedding #bride

Unidentified | Bride and Groom, Outdoors | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bride and Groom, Outdoors, 1930s-40s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Visual Resource Archive, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (VRA.2014.8.027.5). #wedding #bride

"Aurora Taking Leave of Tithonus," Francesco Solimena, 1704. After seducing Tithonus when he was young and beautiful, Aurora asked Zeus to grant him immortality, but she forgot to ask for eternal youth as well. Every morning, the eternally youthful goddess had to rise and bid goodbye to Tithonus, who grows older each day.

Aurora Taking Leave of Tithonus (Getty Museum)

Aurora Taking Leave of Tithonus; Francesco Solimena (Italian, 1657 - 1747); 1704; Oil on canvas; 201.9 × 151.8 cm (79 1/2 × 59 3/4 in.); 84.PA.65; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States

Boué Soeurs (French). Court presentation ensemble, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. George Henry O'Neil, 1968 (C.I.68.48a–e)

Boué Soeurs | Court presentation ensemble | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Boué Soeurs (French). Court presentation ensemble, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. George Henry O'Neil, 1968 (C.I.68.48a–e)

Blue spinel and rose-cut diamond ring, Europe, ca. 1850. l Victoria and Albert Museum #jewellery

Ring | V&A Search the Collections

Ring, ca.1850 (made). Blue spinel in a gold setting, the mount dates from about 1850, and was probably made in London.. Museum Number 1325-1869.

Wedding veil, 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. S. Park Cleveland, 1970 (2009.300.2597)

Wedding veil | Belgian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wedding veil, 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. S. Park Cleveland, 1970 (2009.300.2597)

#Wedding coat-dress inspired by Russian uniforms with elaborate silver and cream frogging, designed by Bellville Sassoon, England 1986. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Wedding coat-dress | Bellville Sassoon | V&A Search the Collections

Silk cloqué wedding dress trimmed with Arctic fox fur, designed by Bellville Sassoon, Great Britain, 1968. Museum Number T.82-1988.

Wedding ensemble

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This is the earliest and most complete known representation of an Attic wedding. The bridal couple with the best man behind them sit in a cart drawn by two donkeys. Terracotta lekythos (oil flask), ca. 550–530 B.C., attributed to the Amasis Painter.

Attributed to the Amasis Painter | Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) | Greek, Attic | Archaic | The Met

Redmond, Roland L. and Dudley T. Easby Jr. 1956. "Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1955–1956." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15(2): p. 54.Richter, Gisela M. A

Wellwishers to the Wedding, Lee, Joong Keun, 2003. Korean Art Museum Association

Wellwishers to the Wedding, Lee, Joong Keun, 2003. Korean Art Museum Association