Ready for alternative eye-candies? Jay and Wisia wanted their wedding theme to be folklore and fantasy inspired without being too cheesy: it was a cross between Viking and Elvish visual themes with elements of Pagan.
They had a Pagan hand fasting ceremony, which got all of their guests involved as they stood surrounding the couple in a huge circle to witness the special moment. For part of the circle there was a thin tree that they had decorated with hand-painted pieces of driftwood that had the names of all those they wished could have been there on that day. After the hand fasting itself, we broke gluten free bread and shared a chalice full of mead (which the groom had home-brewed) and spoke the words ‘never hunger, never thirst’ to one another.
The wedding was almost completely DIY, especially all the decor. The bride and the groom are both artists so if they didn’t have DIY then it just wouldn’t be right! They ended up using a lot of their own belongings from their home and moved them into the tipis and woodland so it closely resembled their house, which was recognizable to the majority of their guests and felt very welcoming to others and them.
For place names they hand-painted all the names in a runic style font onto rocks and pebbles and each displayed a Yin Yang symbolizing their unity. Guests absolutely loved these and they also doubled up as wedding favors too. They decorated the wicker peacock chairs from home to use as their thrones! These were stunning. The bride used ivy, fern, berries; spray roses and gypsophila to decorate mine, and the groom decorated his with driftwood and twine.
The groom also home-brewed nearly all the alcohol. He brewed mead, wine, desert wine, gluten free strawberry beer, gluten free pilsner, coffee milk stout, and a Nutmeg and cinnamon spiced brown ale.
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