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Old 02-08-2018, 05:10 PM
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Since May is a Spring month, what do you think of the pageboys wearing different colored pastel jackets?
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I think they would RIGHTLY rebel !
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Since May is a Spring month, what do you think of the pageboys wearing different colored pastel jackets?
Not likely to happen at a British royal wedding!!!!
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:25 PM
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A number of off-topic posts have been deleted. Let's stick to discussing details of the wedding. If you wish to discuss genealogy, take it to British Royal Family Genealogy thread.
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I think Harry wore a rather ghastly frilled outfit when he was a pageboy at his uncle Charles Spencer's wedding to Victoria. So long as they stay away from anything costumey the page boys should be OK. Not pastel jackets though!
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:54 PM
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I think Harry wore a rather ghastly frilled outfit when he was a pageboy at his uncle Charles Spencer's wedding to Victoria. So long as they stay away from anything costumey the page boys should be OK. Not pastel jackets though!
The pages' outfits at Earl Spencer's wedding were copies of the suit worn in a portrait of an earlier Viscount Althorp.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:20 PM
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I believe it only works if the entire wedding party is in period style clothing, including the bride. 17th Century page boys, flower girls and bridesmaids look decidedly odd with a bride in a contemporary gown.
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I believe it only works if the entire wedding party is in period style clothing, including the bride. 17th Century page boys, flower girls and bridesmaids look decidedly odd with a bride in a contemporary gown.
Victoria Lockwood's dress was a period dress - gold brocade(?) with fur cuffs.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:57 PM
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Page boy outfits seem to fall into two categories in British upper class:

1. either little military/naval (Cambridge, York)
2. period costume

I would love to see some nice cute little suits like ring bearers in North America wear, instead of the short pant period costume look. Meghan's dress stands to be pretty modern likely, and the period feel doesn't suit at all.

period wear:

Pippa
https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incomin...s-Matthews.jpg


Spencer/Lockwood
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f0/61...86687b31f1.jpg

I admit I love Anne had Edward in a kilt for her wedding
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/00/e6...dcf2f5f8cb.jpg

Wessex (play on the order of garter robes)
http://static.bbc.co.uk/history/img/...ds_wedding.jpg

Edward VC and Tamara Grovesnor
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...0847653115.jpg

Lady Melissa Percy: I assume Peter pan or something
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6c/35...828a124910.jpg

James Meade (pretty modern compared to rest but the collar)
https://www.gettyimages.ca/event/lad...re-id180536073

Mini military:

York (sailor)
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/17/6b...7abf404ddf.jpg


Wales
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...s_1764549i.jpg

Cambridge
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/92/f9/65/9...ower-girls.jpg

Nicholas Van Cutsem
https://i.pinimg.com/474x/d7/0b/84/d...as-dagosto.jpg
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Thank you for the list with pictures, Countessmeout.

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I admit I love Anne had Edward in a kilt for her wedding: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/00/e6...dcf2f5f8cb.jpg
I agree. Edward looks great! It looks more like a serious piece of dress rather than a costume. Maybe that helps.

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Wessex (play on the order of garter robes: http://static.bbc.co.uk/history/img/...ds_wedding.jpg
Such a windy day day it was for them. Wonder what the weather will be for Meghan and Harry. Anyway, I liked these outfits though they were definitely unusual.

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Those boys look very sharp! Are the outfits deep blue velvet?

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The stand-out in this picture is the very young and callow teenage Edward at the back.

It strikes me that the dressing of these little tykes is very much hit-or-miss. I did like all the flowers at the York wedding with the little girls.

Come to think of it: how Meghan decides to dress the wedding party will be as interesting as the wedding gown choice. Especially those little boys. If Meghan goes for simplicity, and we already see she has a good eye for Harry's ensembles, might she dress the tykes in suits? What will she do, because this is not an American thing so it will be interesting to see what she does.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:35 AM
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It is common enough to have 'ring bearers' in the US. Page boys are basically the same thing, basically young boys in the wedding. And suits, mini versions of what the adult men would wear, would be common.
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A most unfortunate evocation of Robin Hood's 'merry men', I think..
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Since May is a Spring month, what do you think of the flower girls wearing different colored pastel dresses?
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:31 PM
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Lady Melissa Percy: I assume Peter pan or something
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6c/35...828a124910.jpg

Definitely, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.

Given Harry's military background and continuing involvement, I can see the military theme.
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Did Melissa's sister Katie have a similar fantasy theme going on among the attendants at her wedding? Both short lived marriages, but gorgeous weddings! The only thing I can remember from Katie Percy's wedding was her wearing the Percy tiara askew.
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Given Harry's military background and continuing involvement, I can see the military theme.
Good point. Maybe Harry will have major input in that regard. Americans tend not to have gaggles of children attendants at weddings, so this may be something Harry weighs in on more.

I'm wondering if there will be lots of flowers, as in noticeably lots.
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Good point. Maybe Harry will have major input in that regard. Americans tend not to have gaggles of children attendants at weddings, so this may be something Harry weighs in on more.

I'm wondering if there will be lots of flowers, as in noticeably lots.
Honestly whether you have one ring bearer or two does it make a difference? I don't think the choice of clothes would change in American weddings if you had two ring bearers instead of one. Its pretty traditional to have at least one flower girl and one ring bearer (and in North American weddings when they are starting to have over sized bridal parties, sometimes more kids). I am sure Meghan has an opinion on how the kids should be dressed.

But I could see them doing the little military. I would rather that then the whole costumey look from other weddings. I'd rather proper little suits, but military my second choice.


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Did Melissa's sister Katie have a similar fantasy theme going on among the attendants at her wedding? Both short lived marriages, but gorgeous weddings! The only thing I can remember from Katie Percy's wedding was her wearing the Percy tiara askew.
No, not really. The flower girls had little black capes on, and the boys had military feel. I remember because Grace Van Cutsem was in her wedding too.

Here she is:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5069/...597dd58d_o.jpg

Grace was a popular flower girl when she was younger it seems. I have seen photos of her at least another aristo wedding as a flower girl as well.


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Since May is a Spring month, what do you think of the flower girls wearing different colored pastel dresses?
I don't see the whole mismatched dress colors, in pastels or any other shade. Becoming more popular look for adult bridesmaids in modern weddings but think they will go more traditional. I'd not be surprised if all the flower girls are in white.

My question is what color will her maid of honor wear? Pippa wore white, but that would be a major no no in US weddings. The only adult who is meant to be in white is the bride. Flower girls (kids) sometimes do, but not adult bridesmaids.
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And Zara's matron of honor wore "dove gray." I'm looking forward to seeing the choices made for the weddings this year!
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Sorry but some of those kids outfits are ridiculous. I give props to Sarah for dressing her girls in adorable outfits and not having the boys look too bad. Also Kate's whole wedding party looked beautiful, stylish and traditional without going overboard into the laughable.
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