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Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding
The fabulous gown, the multitiered cake, abundant flowers, attendants and guests in their finery. The white wedding does more than mark a life passage. It marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture—romantic love and excessive consumption. For anyone who has ever wondered about the meanings behind a white dress, a diamond ring, rice, and traditions such as ca ...more
Paperback, 399 pages
Published October 17th 2003 by University of California Press
(first published January 1st 2003)
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