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Love, Inc.Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter$
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Laurie Essig

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780520295018

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520295018.001.0001

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White Weddings

White Weddings

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(p.113) Chapter Four White Weddings
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Love, Inc.
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Laurie Essig

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520295018.003.0005

This chapter travels to the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William to consider how celebrity weddings have always structured the modern white wedding. By interviewing nearly one hundred people over three days of royal wedding celebrations in London, Essig traces how the fantasy of the perfect wedding is married to notions of whiteness as pure and innocent, normative gender roles, and a deep connection to citizenship.

Keywords:   white weddings, celebrity, royal wedding, whiteness

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