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
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.
I Belive The Tsar was Bestman andeverybody got them confused
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:
Click on "Weddings" on the left column and Mary's wedding will be covered by the first two images (upper left corner).
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
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!
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' - www.royalmenus.com - 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
Where do I find the music they played at the Wedding and Reception?
Oh, oh, what a panoply of unique pictures never seen !! Thank you.
The Eating with Emperors Book looks fantastic! thanks for posting the link, I love turn-of-the-century graphic design...
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.
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.
Princess Mary decided to have a thoroughly English wedding.
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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.
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)
Mary's wedding gown was absolutely stunning. So regal and refined. The style and details are beautiful. It's one of my favorites.
Here are a list of Guests
The Prince and Princess of Wales, the groom's parents
Princess Victoria of Wales, the groom's sister
Princess Maud of Wales, the groom's sister
The Queen of the United Kingdom, the groom's paternal grandmother
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the groom's paternal uncle and aunt
Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, the groom's first cousin
Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, the groom's first cousin
Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh, the groom's first cousin
The Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn, the groom's paternal uncle and aunt
Prince Arthur of Connaught, the groom's first cousin
Princess Margaret of Connaught, the groom's first cousin
Princess Patricia of Connaught, the groom's first cousin
The Empress Frederick, Queen Mother of Prussia's family:
Prince and Princess Henry of Prussia, the groom's first cousins
Grand Duchess Alice of Hesse and by Rhine's family:
Princess and Prince Louis of Battenberg, the groom's first cousin and her husband
Princess Alice of Battenberg, the groom's first cousin once removed
Princess and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the groom's paternal aunt and uncle
Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, the groom's first cousin
Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, the groom's first cousin
Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne and Marquess of Lorne, the groom's paternal aunt and uncle
Princess and Prince Henry of Battenberg, the groom's paternal aunt and uncle
Prince Alexander of Battenberg, the groom's first cousin
Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, the groom's first cousin
The King and Queen of Denmark, the groom's maternal grandparents
Prince Valdemar of Denmark, the groom's maternal uncle
The Empress of All the Russias' family:
The Tsarevich of Russia, the groom's first cousin
Prince Albert of Belgium, the groom's paternal second cousin, once removed
Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, the groom's first cousin once removed
Countess Feodora Gleichen, the groom's second cousin
Countess Helena Gleichen, the groom's second cousin
Countess Victoria Gleichen, the groom's second cousin
The bride's family
The Duke and Duchess of Teck, the bride's parents
Prince Adolphus of Teck, the bride's brother
Prince Francis of Teck, the bride's brother
Prince Alexander of Teck, the bride's brother
The Duke of Cambridge, the bride's maternal uncle
Augustus FitzGeorge, the bride's cousin
The Grand Duchess and the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the bride's maternal aunt and uncle
Princess Claudine of Teck, the bride's paternal aunt
Princess Amelie, Baroness Carl von Hügel and Baron Carl von Hügel, the bride's paternal aunt and uncle
Baron Paul-Julius and Baroness Anna Pauline von Hügel, the bride's first cousin and his wife
Other foreign royalty
HH the Maharaja of Bhavnagar
HH the Raja of Kapurthala
HH the Thakur Sahib of Morbi
HH the Thakur Sahib of Gondal
You can read more here
The Wedding Dress of Mary of Teck
There are illustrations in this article of the entire wedding party. I've read lots of royal biographies and have never seen a published photo of Queen Victoria or the groom's parents with the Duke and Duchess of York on their wedding day. No doubt there are some in the archives at Windsor but not in any published works.
However, a painting was commissioned of the ceremony by Princess Alexandra, reproduced in the article below, and that clearly shows the Prince of Wales, who was his son's supporter (best man) behind the bridal couple, also a seated Queen Victoria.
Jewel History: "England's Royal Wedding" (1893) | The Court Jeweller
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