Princess Maud's Wedding Gown was of white georgette, sewn with pearls as closely as it is possible to be, has been used for the charmingly pretty wedding dress which Princess Maud wear at her marriage Carnegie 1923 on November 12.
Through the mass of pearls the wedding dress runs down the frock of the modern classical kind a radiating design carried out in diamante.
The four-yard-long train of silver-run net is underlined with silver tissue, and draperies of the net fall over the shoulder to make sleeves. Silver-run net is used for the veil, which to be arranged in Dutch bonnet fashion with a bunch of white heather at either side.
There are no orange blossom. Princess Maud, who has always dressed very simply and quietly, has not the great quantity of furs in her trousseau that might be expected of a Royal bride. The goingaway coat, is a beautiful one of mink with large collar. This will be worn over a gown of beaver-coloured marocain with a berthe of the same coloured lace.
An edging of mink outlines the front the round neck and passes down the back to edge the cascades of material at the sides the skirt. "The trousseau shows a preference for blue and pink. There are two or three evening gowns in brocade of blue and pink and silver. Among the three-piece suits, dark blue and brown are the favoured colours. The hats chosen are small, and heavy braiding is the feature of the long coats selected. The skirts, it may be noted, are in each case fully long."
The King give his fatherless niece away. The Princess has always been noted for her originality and bright spirits. Her desire be “out of tho ordinary” is evinced by the total absence orange-blossoms, and the little Princess has also decided to dispense with a bouquet, and will carry old missal instead.
Like a sparkling silver fairy she walk to the altar, for her gown of ivory georgette is embroidered all over with silver bugles and diamentS narrow bands, running irora the waist (where they converge into a large silver bugle emotif) to the shoulders and hem. ihe entire foundation of georgette covered fine seed pearls, each one sewn by hand, and the tiny sleeves are of the same embroidered material.
Long and straight from the shoulders falls the plain silver tissue train, but the severity softened by a cape of fine silver thread lace, mad in one, with long “owing sleeves, and falling to the edge of the tissue undertrain.. Princess Maud has chosen a dainty fine silver lace veil, which forms complete little cap over her hair, a knot of white heather holding the folds over each ear. Her shoes will be of silver tissue to match the train.
The bridal procession includes the bridegroom’s sister. Lady Mary Carnegie, and his cousin. Lady Katherine Carnegie, both of whom are grown up, and four children, the two daughters of the Marquis and Marchioness of Titchfield, Alexandra and Lady Victoria Cavendish Bentinck, and the Ladies Anne and Joon Hope, daughters of the Marquis and Marchioness of Linlithgow. They will all wear softly draped frocks of mist blue georgette, made with flounced skirts and crossover bodices, girdles of mauve, blue, and silver leaves Confining the waists.
The reception after the wedding will held at St. James’ Palace, as well the afternoon reception three days before the wedding to be given by her mother, the Princess Royal “to meet the bride and bridegroom.”
Very handsome is the gown of aluminium grey brocaded marrocain chosen the Princess Royal for her daughter’s wedding, the semi- Russian corsage having a border moleskin and wide band of tho same fur running from shoulder the hem of the draped skirt. this her Royal Highness will wear a small turban metallic tissue, trimmed with a tuft of grey aigrettes at the side. Her cloak will be of moleskin. In Princess Maud’s trousseau, though some of the evening gowns are sleeveless, a special feature seems to be frocks which have a drapery simulating a sleeve, but on one side only. many dresses flowers form the principal trimming. Tweed coats and skirts and knitted suits an important part, for both she and her future husband are devoted to open air life and sports, but most of these have been chosen in Scotland, many coming direct from the Highlands, and are woven and knitted the crofters, in whom the bride takes the greatest interest.
Sources: The Times;The Sketch;The Tatler;
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