This is our open air chapel where we were wed. What a beautiful day it was.
Here I am having one last cigarette break backstage before the ceremony.
My beautiful Maid of Honor-Nancy.
My 13 year old son, Brandon (Cedric McBoodle) walking me down the aisle.
Repeating our vows to each other which we wrote ourselves. We refused
to say "till death do us part" and said instead, "Forever and Always, till
the end of time...of which there is no end."
Sealed with a kiss through our grapevine kissing wreath.
My wonderful husband, my great son and our Priest and Priestess.
The wedding party.
Our ushers, stern and protective.
Our musicians...the Minstrel Cramp played a wonderful piece on his guitar for the prelude and the other musician played a lively flute piece after the wedding.
A classic wedding pose.
Our wedding rings designed by one of our crafters at the Minnesota Renaissance
Festival. We decided not to have diamonds, instead we chose our birthstones...ruby
and aquamarine. My ring has my birthstone (ruby) in the middle and
his (aquamarine) on each side. His is just the opposite. We
designed it this way to represent our surrounding each other with our eternal
A close-up of our kissing wreath, wedding cake topper (sandstone castle)
and our unity candles. The wreath and all our flowers were made by
a crafter that has her flower shop at our festival. We chose eagle
claw candle holders for our side candles because eagles mate for life.
When we cut our cake, a Scotsman friend of ours inquired if we had a proper
knife. Since we only had an ordinary one, he presented us with his
own dirk to use instead.
Preparing to ride in the carriage during the daily Grand Parade.
Oops...caught! A stolen moment with one of the Royal Guards.
What are you doing to my new husband?
Us kissing Marilyn Hagerman. She is the wonderful woman who organizes
the weddings that take place at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
My personal favorite wedding picture.
Our own stolen moment!
Since I make all my own costuming, I made my husband's and son's doublets, the maid of honor's clothing and my own complete outfit. However, being the procrastinator, the day before the wedding I was in the campground putting grommets in everything. Plus, I forgot my own corset so my bodice did not fit quite properly. I decorate cakes also, so I made my own wedding cake. (It was the simplest design I have ever done.) Am I a glutton for punishment? No...I would gladly do it all over again!
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