Silk coat, waistcoats, cravats and hankies for Eleanor’s wedding
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
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 pinstripe 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.
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.
Martin and Eleanor in their period inspired wedding clothes.
Detail of pocket with handkerchief and buttons
The Groom’s waistcoat was made on the same ivory brocade as the ushers but in a double breasted, low front (Victorian) style. A pale blue silk cravat to match his bride’s dress completed the look.
The back of coat had buttons at the waist seam and a split to allow easy movement
Design sketches for groomsmen and page boy waistcoats.