Ren Faire Wedding Part 2

This is the fabric that Phyl bought to make a skirt to go with the shift and bodice that she borrowed from Sara.

Please note that there is no paper pattern.  Patterns are a new invention.  So I followed a diagram that Sara drew.  Pins and yardsticks were my guide.  With an assist from the cat, Mr. Chessie.

This is the costume that Phyl cobbled together with what she could beg borrow and er… not exactly steal.  Confiscate.  That’s it.

About half the guests wore costumes at the wedding.

And this is the bride and groom at the Ren Faire wedding with the ring bearer.  That’s right, a Harris Hawk played the part usually taken by a young male relative.  The highlight of the day.

And this is Phyl with the groom a week later when we visited the actual Renaissance Faire outside Annapolis, Maryland.  He’s my Godson as well as nephew and it shows.  We listen to the same music, we read the same books, and we both like to play dress up.  Please note I did reverse the bodice to the more casual brown and left off the Ayrshire embroidery (eyelet) overskirt.

I traveled three thousand miles for this wedding.  Well worth it.


About Phyllis Irene Radford

Irene Radford has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species—a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon—she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck. A museum trained historian, Irene has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between. Mostly Irene writes fantasy and historical fantasy including the best-selling Dragon Nimbus Series and the masterwork Merlin’s Descendants series. In other lifetimes she writes urban fantasy as P.R. Frost or Phyllis Ames, and space opera as C.F. Bentley. Later this year she ventures into Steampunk as someone else. If you wish information on the latest releases from Ms Radford, under any of her pen names, you can subscribe to her newsletter: Promises of no spam, merely occasional updates and news of personal appearances.


Ren Faire Wedding Part 2 — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing that with us, the technical steps as well as the end result. I wish them both the fairytale happy end that this fairytale start deserves ^^.

  2. This is seriously cool. (I, too, designed and made all the wedding party costumes for my wedding, but they were not even remotely authentic, just sort of fantasy elements as I liked ’em)