January 18, 2012
This week’s Chic Vintage Bride is a Royal no less!
The above image is of Princess Mary of Teck and the Duke of York, George, son of Queen Victoria (they later became Queen Mary and King George V) in 1893.
Mary wore a gown, seen above on display at Buckingham Palace, designed by Arthur Silver of the Silver Studio, renowned for his Art Nouveau designs and created by Linton & Curtis. ‘The May Silks’ featured the emblems of a rose, shamrock and thistle with Orange may blossoms and true lovers knots.
The front of the dress was made of white satin, featuring three small flounces old Honiton lace, which had been used on the wedding dress of her mother. The bodice was long and pointed, made of Silver’s white and silver brocade, also featured a small amount of her mother’s Honiton lace.
Matching the orange blossom elements to the dress, small wreaths were placed all the way around the bust and on the hair. Princess Mary completed the wedding outfit with a diamond tiara from Queen Victoria; diamond rivière necklace from the Prince and Princess of Wales and diamond earrings and anchor brooch, a wedding gift from Prince George.