My Ren Faire-Themed Wedding

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My husband and I outside our wedding reception (Image: Mandy Horetski)

There are many geeky themes you could have for your wedding. Ren Faire was the theme my husband and I chose for our wedding, which was nearly 5 years ago.

My husband, Todd, and I had been dating for nearly two years when he proposed to me on my birthday. Once the euphoria of being newly engaged wore off, we got down to planning.

I always knew I wanted a wedding in the Fall, but I also wanted some sort of theme to express who we were. I was trying to think of a theme, when Todd suggested a Ren Faire theme.

I thought it was a great idea, but I wanted a traditional wedding dress so we explained our theme as ‘Ren Faire without the costumes’. I did get myself and my attendants cloaks to wear at the reception along with a crown and royal cloak for Todd. This allowed us to enter our reception as the King and Queen.

Since we got married at the end of September, I wanted to try an incorporate Autumn into our theme as well. I got fake pumpkins that you can carve  and carved out castles and axes to match our theme. I also made our favors, which were little chocolate castles in our wedding colors of green and purple.

A Royal Cake (Image: Mandy Horetski)

I also made felt banners for the walls of our reception hall with dragons and castles on them. Todd actually helped a lot with those since I can’t cut very straight.

The best part of our reception was our cake. I really wanted a Castle cake, but most bakers don’t make them. A relative recommended a cake shop and they had castle cakes! It looked really good and it tasted wonderful as well.

Our wedding was very lovely and we got a lot of compliments on the decor. It was a lot of work since most of it was ‘do it yourself’ but it turned out very well.