1869 wedding portrait of Mathilda Taylor Beasley, a free woman of color who risked her own safety by opening her door to local Savannah, Georgia children of color to teach them to read and write. After the death of her husband in 1877, she donated all of her assets to fund an orphanage and became the first African-American nun in the state of Georgia.
Elie Saab 2017 Spring Bridal Collection Elie Saab isn’t afraid of grandeur; naturally, neither is his bride. The designer’s debut wedding collection yielded a lineup of 27 styles glamorous enough to make any bride’s trip down the aisle feel like a spin on the red carpet. Heavily embellished frocks—both long and short—reinforced Saab’s more-is-more aesthetic, but for wedding season, he used a light touch through lace, dotted tulle, and silk chiffon hinting at skin.