Eleanor’s ushers and the best man hired their frock-coat style suits but had bespoke waistcoats made to order.
Official Wedding pictures by Sebastian Lomas
Each waistcoat was made in ivory brocade with an oyster coloured satin back. They all had mother of pearl buttons, the traditional waist band at the back and false pocket flaps. Each gentleman also had a silk dupion cravat and hankie in colours to match the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Martin wanted a coat that would match in with the historical inspired theme of Eleanor’s wedding dress. The coat was made from deep blue silk dupion and lined with a gold and blue shot fabric. We used the groomsmens’ hired coats as the basis for his design. The shape is vaguely Victorian, a traditional frock coat style but we did not stick too closely to period style so that Martin felt comfortable.
I also made Eleanor’s Victorian inspired wedding dress, click here to see more pictures of her dress.
Detail of pocket with handkerchief and buttons
The back of coat had buttons at the waist seam and a split to allow easy movement
Martin’s waistcoat was inspired by Victorian styles, double breasted with a lapel and open front to show off his silk cravat
This tiny waistcoat was made from the same brocade as the other groomsmen and we added a mini bow-tie in gold and blue shot silk dupion.
Barnaby, Eleanor’s page-boy with Abigail her little bridesmaid, to see more pictures of the Bridesmaids and page boy click here
Design sketches for groomsmen and pageboy