|RENAISSANCE WEDDING TRADITIONS|
WESTCHESTER COUNTY & HUDSON VALLEY WEDDING GUIDE
Traditions of the Renaissance bring Romance to Today’s Weddings
Aimee Massaro, WISHES Concierge Services Corp.
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Renaissance Wedding Theme
With today’s brides and grooms looking to put a twist on traditional weddings, many search for a way to express their own personality or creativity and reflect it in their special day. Not every couple is looking for the traditions of a white Cinderella dress, the formality of a tuxedo, and bridesmaids in matching dresses. Instead, there is a growing trend to individualize each wedding and set it apart from the half-dozen or so others that guests may have recently attended.
To this end, the idea of living the past…an era of romance, rich in beauty and history appeals to a growing number of brides and grooms. A Renaissance Wedding can be a grand production that transports guests back in time for an evening of romance and merriment.
Looking to plan a Renaissance Wedding? The most important thing is to have fun with it. Make the biggest day of your life one you and your guests will remember for a long time. There are no rules, but here are some hints to help achieve the look and feel:
Renaissance Wedding Locations
Location, Location Location…
Renaissance Wedding Invitations
Who to Invite and How to Invite Them…
Renaissance Wedding Attire
What to Wear, What to wear…
Bride’s dresses often lace up the sides or back and are tastefully
low-cut. Hair can be worn long and in a wreath of ivy and maybe ribbon.
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen can wear a variety of different costumes of
the period for variety and authenticity. In lieu of custom made attire;
many websites and costume shops offer a wide variety of options to suit
personal preferences. Keep in mind that not all Renaissance attire is
comfortable – some are quite heavy (beware in summer months) and/or
Renaissance Wedding Food & Drink
Shall we Feast?
Celebratory drinks of the period included ale, beer, wine and fruit juices. These can easily be incorporated into a wedding of today.
Renaissance Wedding Decorating
Décor and Flowers…
Renaissance Wedding Music
Sing a Song…
Check out your local Renaissance Faire…you are sure to find musicians and entertainers for hire.
Renaissance Wedding Special Touches
Personal touches modify each and every wedding. A Renaissance Wedding can be carried out following in extensive detail, or simply adding preferred touches here and there. Whatever the case may be, it will be one to remember and will have family and friends talking for years to come.
Renaissance Wedding Resources
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