This pic is from my wedding 5 years ago. My husband and I met doing medieval re-enacting, so of course we wanted a medieval wedding. It took me 7 months to make everything. I made the beaded trim for his cotehardie—all 8.5 feet of it. There is another 22 inches of beaded fringe on the end of his hat. My dress has 13,000-14,000 individual beads sewn onto the brocade. I also made my jewelry and hair combs. His hat is stuffed with fur from the dog.
My husband proposed at the Rennissance Festival where I have performed belly dancing. Our fall wedding had a similar theme (reception included belly dancing, contact juggling, poi and even a zombie!) After much convincing (and a little booze), he agreed to cut the cake with one of my dance swords! Everyone got a kick out of it!
For the Shire? For England? For Honor? For Narnia? So many medieval causes to raise your sword for. I guess in this case it's "for us!"