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LadyS 07-15-2005 03:46 AM

Royal Bridesmaids
I was wondering if it would be possible to start a thread with pictures of the bridesmaids outfits worn for royal weddings. If anybody could post clips/photos I would be grateful.


azile 09-13-2005 07:06 PM

This is a GREAT idea!

Sarah & Andrew's wedding was in the height of the 80's, but the bridesmaids still looked very cute! I really liked the floral wreathes in their hair. The bridesmaids at Andrew and Sarah's wedding were:
Lady Rosannah Innes- Kerr (daughter of friends)
Alice Ferguson (Sarah's younger step-sister)
Zara Phillips
Laura Fellowes (daughter of Jane and Robert Fellowes, Diana's sister)

In comparison, Diana's bridesmaids 5 years earlier were in much "fussier" dresses and seemed to be mini versions of her dress:

Some of my favourite bridesmaids were Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones, Zara Phillips and Tara Noble at Sarah Chatto's wedding:

In comparison, I didn't like the outfits worn by Serena Linley's bridesmaids- they look very austere and not really suited to children!

Maybe she was trying to contrast their very plain outfits against her spectacular dress?


Zonk 09-13-2005 07:26 PM

look at little Zara Phillips at Prince Andrew's wedding. I forgot she was in it. Without a doubt, favorite bridesmaid's dresses were at Lady Sarah's. How utterly classic and beautiful!

azile 09-13-2005 07:45 PM

I loved Maxima's bridesmaid's dresses- what a beautiful colour for this winter wedding! Does anyone know who they were and what their relationship was to the couple?

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Zonk 09-13-2005 08:09 PM

Does anyone have pics (or the link) of the Earl Spencer's wedding? Not sure if he qualifies for this thread. But I did love the outfit that Prince Harry wore. I believe they were taken from an actual painting from Althorp.

azile 09-13-2005 08:38 PM

Laurentien's bridesmaids had simple dresses... the colour was a little more unique.

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azile 09-13-2005 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by Zonk1189
Does anyone have pics (or the link) of the Earl Spencer's wedding? Not sure if he qualifies for this thread. But I did love the outfit that Prince Harry wore. I believe they were taken from an actual painting from Althorp.

Here you go!

the portrait

Full wedding party


azile 09-13-2005 08:51 PM

I believe the children above were:

Eleanor Fellowes (daughter of Diana's sister Jane)
Prince Harry
Alexander Fellowes (Eleanor's older brother)
Emily McCorquindale (daughter of Diana's sister Sarah).

This seems to be Regency period costume- on the second page of the Charles Spencer and Victoria Lockwood wedding thread on this site

one of the members posts that "the outfits were inspired by two paintings hanging at Althorp House. The pageboys outfit was inspired by a Joshua Reynolds 1779 portrait of Lord Althorp."

I hope that helps as well!


Zonk 09-13-2005 09:16 PM

Thanks Eliza and Azile1710! I tried to find the pics on the board but I am fairly new and still trying to find my way. I believe those outfits will age well when the pics are pulled out twenty years from now. Thanks again :)

Elsa M. 09-17-2005 09:00 AM

The young bridesmaids and pageboys from the Duke of Braganša's wedding:

Aussie Princess 09-18-2005 03:20 AM

I really like those necklines- what do you call them?

azile 09-18-2005 12:10 PM

The dresses from Pieter-Christiaan and Anita's wedding two weeks ago seemed very fresh and light:

Adult Bridesmaids

azile 09-18-2005 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Aussie Princess
I really like those necklines- what do you call them?

I'm not sre Aussie Princess- the bridesmaids seem to have round necklines but the bodices are very fitted, I believe from the use of lace-up corsets. Sarah's dress is a more square neckline.

Does that help? Maybe someone else has some fashion terminology to help?


azile 09-18-2005 12:17 PM

The other two Dutch weddings in recent memory had plainer bridesmaid's dresses (and fewer bridesmaids!):

Maurits and Marilene

I don't think that Bernhard and Anette had any bridesmaids.

And Mabel and Frisco; (lots of bows, obviously Mabel's desire!)

I didn't like the dresses of the adult bridesmaids- they seemed austere and rather boring with the dark skirts. But, that's just my opinion!

Haakon & Mette Marit's wedding was more formal, and this was reflected in the clothing of the bridesmaids and Marius:

I think the most lovely bridal party was that of Sarah Chatto (nee Armstrong-Jones). Beautiful dresses and lovely flowers:


Elsa M. 09-18-2005 04:58 PM

Wedding of Archduchess Catharina von Habsburg and Count Massimiliano Secco d'Aragona:

I love these ones, from the wedding of Archduke Karl of Habsburg and Baroness Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza:

(Photos scanned and posted by mtbcm at the respective thread)

From the wedding of Infanta Cristina and I˝aki Urdangarin. These costumes were designed by Lorenzo Caprile and were inspired by the routes of Santiago de Compostela:

princessvalondra 09-23-2005 07:48 PM

My favorite so far has got to be Sarah and Andrew's! Even though it was the 80's the girls looked cute in the dresses and they weren't over done or too plain.

Elsa M. 09-29-2005 07:11 AM

From Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar's wedding:

Wedding of Prince Konstantin to Maria Garcia de la Rasilla:

(photos scanned and posted at the respective threads, by mtbcm)

sm1939 09-29-2005 08:08 AM

Not very keen of Infanta Elena's bridemaids!
but I do like Infanta Cristina's

LadyS 09-29-2005 09:29 AM

Hi everyone thanks for posting I had forgotten that I requested these pictures. I just find it very interesting to see how brides dress their bridesmaids. Do royal brides have the same input on design and colour etc. Or do you think advisors and wedding co-ordinators choose. Also you don't won't the bridesmaids outshining the bride so there are some really hideous dresses/outfits out there. (obviously also some lovely ones).

Christo's Girl 03-06-2006 11:59 AM

Lady Sarah Chatto's wedding dress and bridesmaids' s dresses were my favourite. The deep pink flowers against the white were amazing

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