Once we had decided on a Renaissance wedding, we needed to locate a
place to get the appropriate attire. At first we browsed internet sites
and catalogues that specialized in Ren wear, but found it a little off
from what we wanted.
Eventually we located a local seamstress named Judith Bennet of Threads in Time, a home-based business crafting and selling beautiful hand-stitched period clothing and costumes. She had an amazing selection of costumes for rent and sale, and she was willing to design costumes for our wedding custom-fitted to each wearer for a great price. We worked with her for the good part of a year going over photographs, designs and having many fittings. Eventually we decided on a particular style and period for all costumes worn by the bridal party.
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The wedding doublet made of green velvet embroided along the cuffs, collar, epaulets and skirting. The sleeves are removable, and tied on with ribbons. Underneath he wore a laced wedding shirt made of cotton and hand-embroidered in gold thread.
His pants are black velvet, tied with a cord.
The gown was an incredible find at the back of a bridal shop. It is Anjolique style 330. The veil was custom made from chiffon, as I loathe tulle with every fibre of my being.
Wear a lightly-boned corset made of black velvet and tied with gold strings. Underneath is a light, Indian Cotton chemise, embroidered on the collar and sleeves and tied with a small green ribbon. The full-length skirts are made of a floral green velvet.
Marika wore a costume very similar to the bridesmaids, but made for a child so that it's easier to get on and off, and without a corset. It was a full-length cotton chemise, with the same design as the bridesmaids chemises, plus a green velvet irish dress that tied in the middle with the same gold thread that tied the bridesmaid's corsets.
Martin wore a shirt similar to a pirate's shirt, but fastened with two gold buttons instead of lace. Over it was a green velvet vest, a black sash and black drawstring pants.
A green royal tunic and sash, with black velvet drawstring pants.
Master of Ceremonies (my father):
A 12th century fop was rented from Judith's costume closet. It was in several layers, and made of gold velvet, ivory satin and cotton.
Her costume was rented from Judith costume closet, and is a fantasy costume based on the "Queen of Hearts" character from Alice in Wonderland.
Mother and Grandmother:
Hand-crafted their own costumes from Renaissance gown patterns they purchased.
Only a few guests decided to come in costume, so their photos and information are excluded.