Silk coat, waistcoats, cravats and hankies for Eleanor’s wedding

Groomsmen's ivory brocade waistcoats and cravats by Felicity Westmacott

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

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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.<

Period inspired silk wedding coat by Felicity Westmacott

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.

Page boy waistcoat and bow-tie by Felicity Westmacott

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.

Period inspired silk wedding coat by Felicity Westmacott

Martin and Eleanor in their period inspired wedding clothes.

Period inspired silk wedding coat by Felicity Westmacott: detail of pocket, hankie and buttons

Detail of pocket with handkerchief and buttons

Ivory brocade waistcoat and silk cravat by Felicity Westmacott

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.

Period inspired silk wedding coat by Felicity Westmacott

The back of coat had buttons at the waist seam and a split to allow easy movement

Page boy waistcoat and bow-tie by Felicity Westmacott

Groomsmen's ivory brocade waistcoats and cravats by Felicity Westmacott

Design sketches for groomsmen and page boy waistcoats.

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