Dutch bride Sophie was finishing her masters at Parsons (school of design in New York) and could not leave the country to prepare her wedding with an American. So her mother, Marianne, took charge. They chose Peter George d’Angelino Tap to design the wedding outfits.
Marianne: “I went to New York with very strict instructions of Peter George on how to measure my daughter. Every size had to be documented: e.g. what distance is between the shoulder and the elbow? As I am an artist myself I worked on projects with Peter George, and we knew that a linnen with gold material was still there. It had been designed for royal purposes, for the inauguration of king William and queen Maxima.
So we chose this material for the wedding suit, which – in the Dutch tradition – took place at the townhall. American weddings tend to be celebrated at nice places with a bride complete with a traditional long white dress and a veil, but that was not what my daughter chose.
The next day was the reception – my daughter wanted a long dress for that party. On that dress Peter George and she had some trans-atlantic communication. Peter George advised blue as being a suitable color for a wedding, and so blue it was. The pure silk material was screen-printed according to his design.
And there we went: to New York with the two outfits, and they fitted perfectly! She was very pleased with the suit which was a complete surprise, and with the dress on which she had had only minute communication with the designer.“