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Alexandria 06-04-2005 01:13 PM

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

Leslie2006 04-13-2008 07:41 PM

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.

Royal Fan 04-15-2008 05:50 PM

I Belive The Tsar was Bestman andeverybody got them confused

gogm 04-19-2008 07:44 PM

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).


CarolinaLandgrave 11-25-2008 08:41 PM

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

SalannB 05-17-2011 11:27 AM

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!

Warren 12-01-2011 08:51 AM

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

ahazen0822 12-27-2011 09:17 PM

Where do I find the music they played at the Wedding and Reception?

Tilla 12-28-2011 02:17 PM

Oh, oh, what a panoply of unique pictures never seen !! Thank you.

Patra 12-28-2011 02:59 PM

The Eating with Emperors Book looks fantastic! thanks for posting the link, I love turn-of-the-century graphic design...

XeniaCasaraghi 01-01-2012 09:01 PM

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.

Baroness of Books 01-02-2012 11:05 AM

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.

CyrilVladisla 05-07-2016 10:27 PM

Princess Mary decided to have a thoroughly English wedding.
Royal Wedding #3: Princess Mary of Teck & Prince George, Duke of YorkEdwardian Promenade | Edwardian Promenade...

Curryong 05-07-2016 10:40 PM

I wonder what happened to the wedding veil Mary wore and then passed on to her only daughter. I suppose it stayed in the Lascelles family as Mary Harewood had only sons.

Countessmeout 05-08-2016 12:10 AM

Looking at wedding pictures, it doesn't look like Mary wore her mother's veil

Mary's looked quite simple, no fancy lacy
Royal Wedding - Princess Royal Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary and Viscount Lascelle, Earl of Harewood

Her mother queen Mary's was Horniton lace (it was her mother's, before her)

IloveCP 08-19-2016 04:00 PM

Mary's wedding gown was absolutely stunning. So regal and refined. The style and details are beautiful. It's one of my favorites.

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