should look like a medieval scroll. Roll a piece of parchment
paper into a tube shape and seal it with a wax seal that has both
your initials on it, then tie a velvet or satin ribbon on it.
If you're making your own invitiations, use a calligraphy font
from your computer. You can use as reference any films that are
period pieces, Camelot, First Night, Excalibur, etc. You will
want to use period costumes. Don't fret, they are very easy to
find in a costume store. Popular colours from this time were red,
purple, royal blue and gold. You could suggest that your guests
wear clothing in these colours instead of renting costumes. Some
suggestions for costumes are as follows:
would wear her hair down as a sign of virginity (who are you trying
to kid!). Your head piece can be a crown with jewels and/or a
floral piece. Your gown can be in white satin, floor length with
faux fur trim and a long train or cape, both starting right from
your shoulders. Brides held white bibles instead of bouquets.
If you would like to wear a current dress design but keeping the
theme, several designers, such as Provonias,
design dresses that take on the mood of the medieval period.
will have on a knee length tunic with slim velvet pants (men will
feel uncomfortable in tights) and leather boots that go up to
the knee. He can wear either a long cape or robe. His head piece
is a crown. This can all be found in a costume store.
gowns can be similar to the bride's but in silver and with the
train or cape. The head piece is a floral crown. No bouquets are
necessary here either because they will be holding your train
as you walk down the aisle.
are dressed similar to the groom minus the cape and robe. They
can carry a shield and sword.
has the same type of dress as the bridesmaids and her headpiece
can be one of those cone hats with a veil attached to the top.
You could have her spreading rose petals.
can be dressed as a page, in tights and tunic and one of those
big oversized velvet French tams.
the ceremony light the length of the aisle with black torches.
You can buy those bamboo torches and paint them black or use rod
iron tall candleholders. Use fresh or silk flower garlands to
line the pews. Hire a bagpiper to head the procession. Rent a
horse and carriage and decorate the horses with flowers. If you
have at least four groomsmen, they can make an arch with their
swords for you and your bridesmaids to walk through on your way
up to the alter.
Decorations paint a castle on a drop sheet and place it behind
the head table. Rent two suits of armour and place them on either
side of the head table. Black iron candleholders, lots of candles,
shields and swords are for accent. Your tables and chairs will
all have black linen and silver sashes to accent the chair covers.
You can use a sword made out of cardboard and silver foil wrap
with a number painted on it with black nail polish for a table
number holder. And of course, the bride and groom have to drink
out to pewter or silver goblets.
ideas are silver napkin rings, silver or pewter goblets, rosemary
sprigs dipped in gold paint and tied with a ribbon or velvet mini
sacks filled with chocolate foil wrapped coins.
is served on silver platters, don't have enough, just cover plates
with foil. A buffet is perfect for a medievel them. They eat really
big. Have roasts and stews, bread, cheese, fruit, just make sure
shaped like a castle would be a lovely edition to the evening.