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Adventure & glory await at this Medieval Times wedding in California

Two years after their elopement, Emily and Travis decided to have a second celebration that really fit their personalities. So it was all about the fantasy at Medieval Times! They had a beautiful ceremony followed by eating chicken with their hands, cheering on the green knight (who won and gave his sash to the bride!), a Last Supper-esque recreation photo, and an arena full of Medieval fun times.

Ladies of the Lake: Nimue marries Morgan Le Fay in this Arthurian wedding shoot

We’ve definitely seen grooms with swords cutting cakes at weddings (note: do NOT put the sword back in the scabbard with cake on it. You’ll thank yourself later). But we hadn’t noticed quite as many women with swords (though we have seen a couple!).

The team who crafted this inspiration shoot drew upon the myth of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend, but with a twist: the Lady marries Morgan Le Fay!

This Guillermo del Toro-approved wedding costuming brings enchantment to your wedding outfits

This Guillermo del Toro-approved wedding costuming is seriously enchanting

I’ve been eagerly awaiting getting to talk about Silver Leaf Costumes. Y’all know I LOVE me some Renaissance and historical garb, especially when it comes to weddings. And costume weddings are always our jam. But not all corsetry and historical wear is up to wedding standards. Thankfully, designer Laura Elliot makes ultra high quality look easy. And it will make you look EPIC…

Clashes of steel at this choose-your-own-adventure warrior wedding complete with a quest

As James and I met in martial arts, and one of our favorite things to do is go to Renaissance festivals, we decided to put a good third of our budget to awesome custom armor sets. We special-ordered swords. I made my own scabbard. We commissioned one of my favorite artists for custom illustration made into our tapestry.

We did our own simple decorations and set up. The ONE RULE for all attendees was that they had to come in some sort of costume (yes, even the officiant). The theme? "Choose your own adventure." We were not disappointed, and had an amazing time.

A Medieval camping festival wedding (aka Game of Thrones meets Burning Man meets Asian customs!)

We wanted an outdoorsy, Game of Thrones meets Burning Man meets Asian customs wedding. It opened with a "Red Army" parade: a parade of our closest friends with banners, drums, bubbles, and flowers! The groom, Nick, also read family vows to my daughter. We had 300 pounds of meat (because we both love food), belly dancers, live music, fire performers, and a bounce house!

Live out all your corseted fantasies with a wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Live out all your corseted fantasies with a wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

As a lifelong Ren Fest nut myself, I can’t stop ogling weddings that feature armor, weapons (peace-tied, natch!), dragons, corsets, and a whole royal court at the ready. It’s so immersive and whimsical and I get giddy just imagining what new Medieval and Renaissance-inspired weddings will come our way out of Scarborough. The best part? YOUR WEDDING CAN BE THERE, TOO!

Here’s what you can expect by booking an all-inclusive (and ultimate TBT!) wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival…