The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Royal Highlights > Royal Weddings > Historical Royal Weddings

Join The Royal Forums Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-04-2005, 01:13 PM
Heir Apparent
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: , Canada
Posts: 3,220
nce George, Duke of York & Princess Victoria Mary of Teck

Prince George, Duke of York & Princess Victoria Mary of Teck

July 6, 1893, Chapel Royal at St. James Palace, London

The Dress: Made by Mmes Linton and Curtis of Albemarle Street. The pattern of the wedding dress was selected by Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, composed of groups of Rose, Shamrock, Thistle, Lily of the Valley, and Orange Blossom, tied with ribbon, and the design was produced by white silk tissue and silver metal threads intermixed with terry effects on rich white satin ground. The dress was woven at the East London Silk Mills. The long train was perfectly plain, and the front of the dress was of white satin, with three tiny flounces edged with silver at the bottom. The fine old Honiton point lace in which her mother, Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck, was married, was arranged in three flounces just above, and long trails on either side of the flounced space. Two more trails were brought across from the sides at a short distance below the hips, lightly tied together in the centre, where there was a little droop, and then fell to the edge of the dress. The long-pointed bodice was made of the white and silver brocade, and some more of her mother’s Honiton trimmed the top of the bodice and the upper part of the sleeve. A small wreath of orange-blossom was carried all the way round the bust with a little bouquet on each shoulder, and a larger one in the centre, with which a little white heather was mingled.

The Veil: Princess Mary wore her mother's Honiton lace veil, floating backwards, and leaving her face full in view. It was secured with diamond pins, the largest of which was present from Queen Victoria, and a small wreath of orange blossom was placed on the hair.

The Bridesmaids: Princess Victoria and Princess Maud of Wales, sisters of the groom; Princess Victoria and Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh; Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein; Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh, Princess Margaret and Princess Patricia of Connaught; Princess Victoria Eugenie and Princess Alice of Battenberg.

The Jewellery: Princess Mary wore a diamond tiara, wedding gift from Queen Victoria; Diamond rivière necklace, wedding gift from the Prince and Princess of Wales. She also wore diamond earrings and a diamond anchor brooch, wedding gift from Prince George.
--Information and pictures courtesy of pdas1201
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mary-4.jpg
Views:	1794
Size:	96.0 KB
ID:	269724   Click image for larger version

Name:	mary-3.jpg
Views:	3019
Size:	81.4 KB
ID:	269725   Click image for larger version

Name:	mary-1.jpg
Views:	1492
Size:	131.1 KB
ID:	269727   Click image for larger version

Name:	mary-2.jpg
Views:	1518
Size:	142.1 KB
ID:	269728  

Attached Images

Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 07:41 PM
Leslie2006's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seattle, United States
Posts: 445
George, Duke of York and Princess Victoria Mary (May) of Teck - 1893

HRH Prince George, the Prince of Wales and HSH Princess May of Teck were married on 6 July 1893 at St. George's Chapel in England. Post information and photos of the wedding.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Heir Presumptive
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Monterey, United States
Posts: 2,324
I Belive The Tsar was Bestman andeverybody got them confused
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 07:44 PM
gogm's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Francisco Bay area, United States
Posts: 198
The wedding:


Mary's wedding gown from the front:

Her gown's bodice:

Mary's wedding gown from the back:

Princess Victoria of Wales ("Toria") at the wedding:

For more pictures of Queen Mary, please see:
Queen Mary pictures from fashion photos on webshots

For more wedding dresses, please see:
Grand Brides pictures from fashion photos on webshots .

The V&A Museum used to post photos of aristocracy and royals, but removed the site. They have a much less informative site (they keep an eye out for potential copyright infringements) at:
Lafayette .

Click on "Weddings" on the left column and Mary's wedding will be covered by the first two images (upper left corner).

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2008, 09:41 PM
CarolinaLandgrave's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 368
In the first photo, Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, far outshines the bride as the most elegant woman in the picture....
followed by Queen Louise of Denmark......
Princess May was a lovely bride, but far outshone by the two above mentioned
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 11:27 AM
SalannB's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Indy, United States
Posts: 27
The BBC just had a video posted on their website about royal wedding gowns (this was before Wills and Kate's wedding). Queen Mary's gown, with the wax orange blossoms on it, was one of those featured. It was fascinating!
"Don't wrap me in furs...drip me in diamonds!"
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 09:51 AM
Warren's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,476
On 6 July 1893 Queen Victoria hosted a Wedding Breakfast at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the marriage of the Duke of York and Princess May.
For some detail of the wedding and the itemised menu of the Wedding Breakfast, refer to an excellent new website called 'Royal Menus...a history of royal dining' - - created by Jake Smith, the author of 'Eating With Emperors'.

Here is the link to the webpage for the 1893 wedding: The Royal Wedding Breakfast
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 10:17 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Warrensburg, United States
Posts: 10
Where do I find the music they played at the Wedding and Reception?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 03:17 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: not far from Zurich, Switzerland
Posts: 648
Oh, oh, what a panoply of unique pictures never seen !! Thank you.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 03:59 PM
Patra's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southern, United States
Posts: 2,207
The Eating with Emperors Book looks fantastic! thanks for posting the link, I love turn-of-the-century graphic design...
God is in the Details.....
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 10:01 PM
XeniaCasaraghi's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Join Date: May 2011
Location: 1729 Noneofyourbusiness Drive, United States
Posts: 2,409
I'm not a fan of this wedding dress. I usually like this eras female styles, but I just don't like Mary's wedding dress.
Princess Grace, April 19, 1956
Princess Margaret Rose, May 6, 1960
Crown Princess Mette-Marit, August 25, 2001
Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy, September 12, 1953
Countess Stephanie of Belgium October 20, 2012
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:05 PM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,772
I actually like the back of Mary's dress better than the front; the trimming spoiled it although it was probably the fashion of the day. The replica of the Queen Mary mannequin is pretty amazing; too bad they didn't do that for Kate's wedding dress exhibition instead of the headless mannequin, but that was probably more cost effective. All these pictures are absolutely wonderful; thank you for sharing.

Reply With Quote

george v, may of teck, prince george, princess may, princess may of teck, queen mary

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece & Denmark - 1934 Marengo Historical Royal Weddings 109 10-28-2014 02:16 PM
Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck & Family, "The People's Princess" (1833-1897) BeatrixFan British Royal History 59 02-15-2014 09:58 PM
Prince Alexander of Teck and Princess Alice of Albany - 1904 Marengo Historical Royal Weddings 5 01-14-2014 09:28 PM
A Wife for Prince Andrew, Duke of York Australian The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 961 07-18-2011 02:36 PM
Princess Marie (1876-1940), later Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna of Russia George Greek Royal History 22 07-22-2010 11:29 AM

Popular Tags
belgium brussels carl philip charlene crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events duchess of cambridge fashion fashion poll germany grand duchess maria teresa infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king philippe king willem-alexander letizia luxembourg maxima nobility norway royals official visit ottoman picture of the week poland president gauck president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince daniel prince floris prince henrik princess aimee princess alexia (2005 -) princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess haya princess madeleine princess mary princess of asturias queen fabiola queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima fashion queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sonja royal royal fashion sofia hellqvist spain state visit stockholm sweden the hague visit wedding

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:35 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]