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  • May has come: Get up to the New Pagan Marriage Season 2017

    We at Eheleite are already looking forward to the new season. Whether it is a pagan marriage, medieval marriage, spiritual marriage or handfasting – there are many occasions to celebrate this year as well. At the winter solstice we already started with a rustic Germanic Wedding with a night-time sword consecration ceremony in Beeskow (State […]

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Pagan Wedding in Tengen on 30 September 2017

This weekend, our route leads us to the German-Swiss border, where we celebrate the pagan marriage of Jeanine and Sascha in the beautiful Tengen.

For our bridal couple, the wedding day already begins in the morning in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) with the civil ceremony. Thereafter it goes on for Jeanine and Sascha into the Bibermühle (Beaver Mill), where they celebrate their marriage with the entire wedding party.

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Germanic Wedding at the Funkenburg on 23 September 2017

The Funkenburg Westgreußen is the reconstruction of a Germanic settlement from the 2nd century before time to the 1st century after time. It is situated in the middle of the beautiful Northern Thuringian countryside, where South Harz and Thuringia meet. Doreen and Wolfgang have chosen the appealing and authentic open air museum, in which the daily life of the iron age is being visualised, as the event location for their pagan marriage and wedding celebration.

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When a couple decides to celebrate their wedding in the medieval style, a unique and unforgettable event is pre-programmed. Nevertheless, there is much to think about and to plan in advance. A wedding ceremony from can represent the festive highlight of a medieval wedding – but also the whole trappings, from the bride shoe up to the wedding dinner, must be considered well in advance.

First of all, a couple who is willing to marry and enthusiastic about the middle-age, looks for suitable place for their big day. Here it comes out already, how diverse the possibilities are. Thus represent old castles, lordly palaces and similar historic buildings and places magnificent scenery. But also a medieval village or festival or an idyllic place in the open countryside can be attractive as a festival place. Here the personal preferences are decisive, and there is no limit to imagination.

After the personal favorite place has been found and the decision has been made, where to swear eternal loyalty to each other, the fine tuning of the details begins.
A festive hall can be decorated in proper style perhaps with drinking horns, jugs and cups, wooden spoons, carved chandeliers, candles, torches, shield and sword. But also findings from nature, such as woods, feathers, cones or colourful foliage can conjure up an original and cozy atmosphere. Replicated medieval objects of everyday use create a special atmosphere and move guests and bridal couples into past times – mentioned things can be purchased, for example, in specialised internet shops, on medieval markets or in specialist shops. If the decision has been made for a wedding in the great outdoors, one might need medieval tents, fire baskets, kettles, torches, benches or tables – depending on how the own festival ground wants to be arranged. There are special renting agencies, which support with assortment and advice.

Hand in hand with medieval objects, the medieval customs and manners come, which give the medieval wedding a special flair and provide the necessary entertainment and mood. In the Middle Ages, there were various rules and regulations on how to behave. It is worth to take a closer look at these customs and habits before the wedding and incorporate them into the program – perhaps a good job for committed witnesses or interested relatives and friends? In any case, it is a lot of fun and a high entertainment factor, to transfer mediaeval customs into the present time and to celebrate a knightly meal.

Music and dance belong to every wedding! What could fit on a medieval wedding better than a mediaeval playgroup, delighting the guests with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddle and shawn? An authentic alternative or addition to disco dance with DJ present the medieval and folk dances from It is a great pleasure to learn the dancing steps with the whole wedding party. But also local societies for folk dance or medieval customs can provide assistance. A mystical, powerful highlight for the later hours can be a torch dance with

Even gleemen, such as jugglers, fire-breather, court jester or sorcerers, can entertain and thrill the guests, as well as medieval fight shows or organised castle tours.

To a medieval wedding one would like to appear in appropriate clothing. Various providers on the Internet help man and woman of today to become lady and nobleman of that time. Whether a lady of the castle or a market woman, whether a knight or a landlord, the appropriate garment can be found according to the own taste. As an alternative to buying serves the lending from the costume rental. Who owns a traditional costume, can at least approach to the medieval style.

For the guests of the medieval festival the question of the appropriate gift for the bridal couple arises. Medieval enthusiasts could look forward to medieval objects of use or for decoration. Special shields, swords, drinking horns, wall carpets, fibulae or musical instruments – the selection is huge, and anything goes that bride and groom like. If it shall be a gift of money, this can be suitably packed in a leather bag or in a wooden box.

The possibilities for the design of the personally matched, perfect medieval wedding are almost unlimited – wishes all bridal couples a lot of fun while planning and celebrating!