Katie & Scott's renaissance wedding at Medieval Times

By on May. 19th

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The offbeat bride: Katie – Biologist

Her offbeat partner: Scott – Manager at GameStop

Location & date of wedding: The Medieval Times, Kissimmee, FL — April 3, 2010

What made our wedding offbeat:
We had a Medieval/Renaissance wedding at The Medieval Times Dinner Theater. The ceremony was held in the village under a trellised porch. The guests were encouraged to wear "garb" and all of the bridal party were in renaissance style. My flower girls were fairies and the ring bearer was a knight. The officiant was a king who also played the king during the dinner show.

In addition, we drank from dragon glasses as part of the ceremony. My procession song was "Storybook Love" from the Princess Bride soundtrack and there was also some video game soundtracks played throughout the wedding. One video game soundtrack was Final Fantasy 7; we played the battle music to introduce the bridal party into the reception. My cake toppers were Link and Zelda from the Zelda video games.

After the reception the entire wedding watched the dinner show and even ate with their fingers!

Our biggest challenge: My biggest challenge was the flower girls. I just had this certain look in my head and I wanted them to look EXACTLY like it. Trying to find a ready-made outfit was getting me nowhere so I broke it down into pieces. First I had the skirts made. Then I had wings hand made to match the skirts. The lady making the wings forgot them when I went to pick them up and it was the last day of the renaissance fair! I had to meet her somewhere half way between my house and the location of the next fair. The wings turned out gorgeous. So it was well worth it.

But then I couldn't find leotards that would fit the girls and match the skirts/wings. So I bought pink and decided to dye them green. They actually came out really great! Finally, my last pieces were shoes and headbands. I found ballerina shoes at Payless and I made the headdresses from stuff I bought at Michaels. It all came together and they were the cutest things I had ever seen!

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My favorite moment: When I was standing inside, waiting for the procession to start, I heard the music began. The song that played was "Storybook Love" from The Princess Bride soundtrack, and I could hear everyone outside go "Awwwww".

Link and Zelda cake toppers!

The other "Awwww" I heard was when the flower girls stepped out in their little fairy wings! I couldn't see anything but hearing that just lifted my heart and I knew that everything was going to be perfect.

My advice for offbeat brides: I found out that getting the type of clothing you want in the right colors can be difficult! I had to resort to dying some things, but I would totally recommend it. Don't be afraid to dye! Just make sure you do it early.

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