Our first Medieval wedding was held June 19th at a local winery. The groom dressed like Henry VIII. The father of the bride was Merlin, complete with long white beard and hair. The minister was Friar Tuck. The catering staff all dressed as jesters. The bride found her gown, complete with bishop’s sleeves, at a local bridal salon. About a third of the guests, including yours truly, were in costume.
The ceremony occurred in front of a waterfall. Dinner was served family-style at long tables and included whole turkey legs for true Henry VIII authenticity. The couple did, however, add a modern wedding cake. It was decorated with fleur de lis and griffins and topped with two pewter dragons forming a heart. They used a dagger to cut the cake. It was a fun and unusual wedding, one we will long remember.