| Wedding Ceremonies - Medieval Wedding
So you've become engaged, and its
time to plan your wedding. If you have a thing for the traditionally
romantic-beautiful maidens and knights in shining armour,
then a Medieval/Renaissance wedding -- complete with recollections
of Guinevere and Sir Lancelot--may be the perfect choice for
you. If you are the bride, you need to let go of the idea
of wearing white to a wedding of this type. Medieval brides
wore rich colours such as burgundy or hunter green in fabrics
such as velvet and lace. The hair is either worn out or in
braids with flowers, ivy or herbs as a headpiece.
A decision you may be confronted with is
where to hold such a wedding. If you want your ceremony in
a church, try to find one that looks Gothic--i.e made of stone,
with lots of stained glass. You may want to be married outdoors,
if so a woodsy type of site would probably suit the theme.
You may also choose to marry at a Renaissance or Medieval
fair. Most major cities have regular Renaissance or Medieval
fairs, these can be a great place to get an idea of costume
and rituals to be included in your marriage.
The Medieval wedding ceremony is actually
quite a lengthy one. Traditionally it contains aspects of
early Christian liturgy. Usually some of the wording has to
be changed to suit modern sensibilities especially for the
female. The wording of the ceremony is very traditional by
modern day standards. You may also shorten the ceremony as
desired. This wedding can also include a handfasting.
The Medieval clothing is usually not
just worn by the wedding party, the guests are usually garbed
in the clothing of the period also. Medieval costume can even
be handmade to create authenticity. The wearing of costume
makes the ceremony into quite an event, which the guests can
also feel very much a part of. There are many different pages
on the Internet which can be accessed for more information
on planning your Medieval wedding.
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