Friday, 17 August 2012

Medieval hairdos for medium long hair - by Lillith moon

Youtube is a bride's treasure chest when it conserns guides to do your hair. That is the wonder of this computerized world, so much information a couple of links away. I love these guides to a medieval knot inspired updo, and decided that I wanted to post it. It is the beautiful Lillith Moon, who has made the instructions. So here it goes:

Hope some of these may inspire you, for your weddingday :)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Medieval seating chart - Bow and arrow

I came across this very medieval seating chart idea by Tammy from Uniquity Invitations / Cora's Photography /via Ruffled. It is something you can do yourself and it's a fun way to direct your guests to their seats.
It's worthy of a Robin Hood wedding to plant an arrow in a target board and have a couple of lists hang down from the arrow with the names of each guest at each table.
Best way to make sure it's stable is to use a big round slice of wood, drill a hole in it for and arrow-like long cylindrical stick and make the stick look like a real arrow by adding fletchings in the other end. The target board can be painted with concentric rings in shifting colors.
The table number notes can be printed on parchment paper to give it a medieval feel.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

An medieval engagement shoot

Charlene & Phil had a magnificient medieval photoshot together, captured by Josh Cornell | Renaissance Studios Photography Toronto Weddings. I love that they incorporated ruins, waterfall, chess, Wilhelm Tell apple shoot all wrapped up in the tranquil forest. I'll just throw all these wonderful pictures at you then :)


 I love her dress, it's cute with the light blue fabric with a white pattern and the purple ribbons. They look very much in love and all their little props makes the shoot perfect.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Tutor Groom

Better late than never aye? The tudor era is sort of the English transistion from the Middle Ages to Renaissance, and a time of lavish clothing. I watched The Tudors, a series about Henry VIII, and marveled at the princly costumes. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who played Henry looks every bit a prince charming, in spite the darkness of the story. The producers have paid a lot of attention to the costumes and therefore I am comfortable showing them to you here as a historical reference. Henry got married quite a few times, and the screenshots below is from The Tudors: Henry and Jane's wedding.
Wealthy men in the Tudor Times, often wore either a fitted jacket with a high color and pants or a very broad almost square upper coat, and slim pantyhose like this:
So if you want to look like Henry, go for rich silky fabrics, often with a metal shine and a big impressive hat with feathers. The white tight hoses might seem strange to a modern man, but I donøt think that there's anything girly about a tudor man. A final touch could be the golden chain of office around his neck, an important power symbol.
There are a couple of amazing jackets/doublets that would suit the tudor groom. These are from the Vikingstore and the tudorshoppe.

There are a few vendors who specializes in the tudor period like The tudor shoppe. You can also always have a tailer make the costume which will probably enable you to make it much more authentic. Just keep in mind that those handsome fabrics can be expensive.
The tudor king groom is majestic, powerful and rich and such a costume would be a very fitting for a wedding.