- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Now the ceremony…
How all this works together is admitting I have a different hobby that I may lose some of you on but bear with me. I am in a medieval reenactment group and one of our larger events is a camping event. When we camp, we do it in style. I have a full medieval looking pavillion (or a very large tent) with a bed and carpets and the like. In other words, I am not roughing it at all.
In this theme I thought that with a little research I could find a ceremony that would fit into the medieval enviroment as well as be a ceremony to make the family happy. What I discovered is a ceremony called handfasting. Now in the medieval world, handfasting was actually a ceremony for a year and a day. After that time, you either reaffirmed the vow for another year and a day or get married or separate. In otherwords, it was comparable to an engagement today. This was perfect!
Or was it? I have had to explain this several times over to both sides of the coin and then re-explain it yet again to the family. I finally decided to just leave out the details and say it was a wedding. This handfasting ceremony has vows and an officiant and all the details of an actual wedding. I am still working out all the actual words and the like, which i will post once i get a better clue, but basically I am filling the need I had. I can have this celebration for everyone without an extra trip and a wedding and reception to make the family happy.
That is until…mom seems a bit bumped that I am actualy getting married in Scotland in 2011 that is just him and me. Here is the destination part of the whole deal. Another planning nightmare.
The new discovery–not going to please everyone am i?!