Monday, September 23, 2013

The Flower Girls and Page Boys

Photo: Guy Wolff / Cour grand-ducale
Prince Félix and Princess Claire chose their nephews Prince Gabriel and birthday boy Prince Noah, sons of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, as their page boys. Twin sisters Flora and Katarina Frankopan, daughters of Don Peter Frankopan and his wife Jessica (née Sainsbury), served as their flower girls. The party of four was dressed in bespoke outfits by French designer Stephanie Staub of Little Eglantine.

For Gabriel and Noah, Princess Claire chose military jackets over a double breasted shirt with officer's collar and a pair of knickerbockers with a big cummerbund made out of a beautiful white linen-cotton fabric and a pale blue taffeta to make the pipings, the brandebourgs and the covered buttons of the shirt. Half-ball silvery buttons – traditionally used on military uniforms - completed the jackets.

Flora and Katarina wore knee length dresses made of the same white linen-cotton fabric with embellishments of pale blue taffeta piping all along their lovely boat neck. Delicate flounce sleeves completed the look. The buttons, covered with the same pale blue taffeta, matched the little princes' outfits. Each child had their name embroidered inside their garment.

"Creating the bridal party outfits for Miss Claire Lademacher has been a real pleasure; she is so sweet and kind", said Stephanie Staub, the designer who worked closely with Claire for three months on the outfits. "Claire wished for simple children outfits in soft shades." 

"I feel very honored to have had the opportunity of creating the children outfits for the royal wedding", Stephanie said. "I hope that the children enjoyed wearing their garments as much as I enjoyed making them for them."

A very special thank you to designer Stephanie Staub for giving us this information about the lovely outfits of the bridal party. The outfits are some of my personal favourites, if I may say so!

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