When we think of a Medieval wedding we often imagine a heaving banquet with over the top decorations and dark heavy colours.
However, done in the right way, it can be not only an elegant wedding but also one that carries the personal touch as well as being fun! Here are some ideas to inspire you..
Venue: Castell de L´Emporda
An incredible venue in a castle dating back to the 14h century and carefully restored in 1999 by the current owners. The venue allows you to be transported back in time while of course enjoying all the modern comforts one expects from such a luxury venue. Each bedroom has its own luxurious personal style and all have stunning views. Their restaurant inspired by traditional dishes uses fresh locally sourced ingredients while their more informal bar which enjoys stunning views over the region has a wide selection of beautifully prepared simple dishes again using only the finest local produce. The castle which is nestled between the mountains and the costa brava is located only 40 minutes from Girona airport. What more can one ask for?
This is the perfect moment to add a touch of humour to proceedings by creating a ceremony which is more a piece of theatre with the bride and groom as the stars. We can surprise our guests by using a Raptor to deliver the rings and listen to traditional music with instruments such as the harp or lute during the ceremony and aperitif.
Almost all wedding dress designers have dresses that give a nod to the medieval style wedding dress. They are very elegant and also dresses that stand out due to their timeless style.
Decoration and flowers
Of course, we can’t forget about these two important elements! The concept here is less is more as medieval weddings can easily fall into the trap of being overbearing in its decoration style. Wild flowers give a gorgeous romantic medieval touch to any wedding as does a beautiful crown of flowers for the bride to wear. Our inspiration comes from nature when thinking of medieval weddings which exudes romanticism rather than the traditional medieval banquet scene that we all think of.
To keep in the medieval style why not follow the tradition of long tables set in a u shape. This will definitely surprise your guests and we think lead to a much more fun wedding as guests can more easily interact.
How could we have a medieval wedding without a jester to keep our guests entertained. Children can play traditional medieval games and if you choose a venue with lots of outside space games such as archery always go down well with guests both young and old alike!
Why not begin your dance with some traditional music and dancing before moving to the more traditional wedding music that we all know and love! You and your partner could prepare a traditional dance or maybe you could hire someone to teach your guests a few traditional dance moves!
As you can see, just a few simple ideas can give your wedding that distinctive medieval feel. For many more ideas and help to plan your perfect day do not hesitate to get in touch.