Maybe she catches your eye for the first time wearing her SCA costume, or maybe she looks shattered in her SCA armor. You may dress in Renaissance style and enjoy strolling the local Faire when it captivates you. Since then, time has passed and you are ready to get married. If you are a fan of antiques, you might consider holding a medieval wedding.
If so, you are not alone. More than ever, couples are celebrating the start of their lives together in full Renaissance style. The guests even entered the show, role-played, and dressed in period costumes. If your wedding is going to have a medieval feel, then you will need the appropriate clothes and accessories. Here are a few tips to get you started.
One of the groom’s most romantic looks is a wedding lace shirt. To make it more elegant, look for shirts with a row of small pleats that hang down the sleeves and lace under the front. Her t-shirts are usually natural, black and white, so she can wear the right color for the season and time of your wedding day. If she prefers front buttons or you want a more varied color, you can find a wedding shirt full of small folds that has three buttons that go down to the neckline. These shirts are often available in navy, gray, brown, mustard, teal, plum, grape, and forest green – any of which is sure to match your wedding color scheme.
For pants, depending on the season and time of day, you can choose trousers or knee-length pants. The first is loose, and usually features a front button and waist drawstring, and a strappy bracelet. As the name suggests, the knee-length lumbar breech has a cuff that fastens just below the knee. You can usually buy them in a variety of colors, such as dark blue, dark brown, black, burgundy, or forest green.
For Renaissance brides, it started with a shirt. There are a variety of styles to choose from, but one of them features a sheer fabric with a half sleeve and a rose heart shaped in the center of the neckline. For a more formal look, there’s a flowing, long-sleeved shirt and a curved neckline. Likewise, a shirt with a metallic gold trim on a square neckline looks striking.
As for your dress, you can choose something as simple as a cotton cotton coat or embellished like an Irish gown with a tufted corset from Fleur de Lis. You may even want to make your own dress; If so, there are several styles you can choose from.
For both of you
If you are planning a medieval wedding, you will also need the right accessories. Dragons symbolize passion, monogamy, and love, so incorporating a dragon in your party or reception is great. Maybe you want to wear a double dragon heart pendant, or you want to use a dragon trophy for a toast.
If you are having a traditional party, you may need a fasting rope, which will be used to tie the hands of you and your loved ones together with every promise you make to one another.
With the right planning, there are many ways to incorporate Renaissance themes and fashions into your special day. Celebrate with enthusiasm!