Miss Havisham is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations. Jilted on her wedding day, she remains forever trapped in the moment of her heartbreak and humiliation, staying in her fraying wedding dress in her decaying mansion.
The Bride of Corinth (Die Braut von Korinth) is a 1797 poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It tells of a young man who goes to meet his fiancée at her parents house. He arrives late and is shown to a room, where a pale woman wearing a white veil and dress creeps in to see him. They make love, and she then reveals that she is risen from the dead to seek 'the bridegroom I have lost/And the lifeblood of his heart to drink'. The poem can be read here.