Monday, February 23, 2009

Royal Wedding, I

Her Royal Highness, Hispa Hian, the Simbul of the Kingdom of Aglarond, wed Lord Yian Mills at the Aglarond Fortress Saturday, February 14th.

Due to my work schedule, I was unable to attend the ceremony. My good friend, Emy, graciously agreed to take pictures for me and was able to get several before she had to leave for work.

Lanterns lighting the path to the castle

Horse and carriage at readiness in the courtyard

Attendants flanked by guards at attention wait to start down the aisle proceeding the bride.

The bride transformed the palace ballroom into a breathtaking setting for the royal nuptials.

The front of the chapel

Royal Wedding, II

Lord Yian and best man at the front of the sanctuary

Lady Maralee officiating

One of the flower girls

Lady Elven Fall stepping upon the runner as an attendant of Her Majesty

and the lovely bride, Her Royal Highness Hispa, in a breathtaking gown

Friday, February 20, 2009

Valentine's Wedding

On Valentine's Day my landlady, Aleshanee, was married to Sadist, the man she loves in both worlds. I wish every day might bring them joy and their life, the fulfillment of their dreams. Aly is a wonderful person.

The refreshments

A lovely outdoor setting for the ceremony


Aly and Sadist exchanged vows and rings they had chosen to represent their love.

Next the officiator gave them each a red rose to hold. I quote her here, because I felt it could be beneficial to many of us, myself included.

In some ways it seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were holding one small rose - and now you are holding one small rose. In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this. In some ways, tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday.

But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life - one I hope you always remember - the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage. I would ask that where ever you make your home in the future - whether it be a large and elegant home - or a small and graceful one - that you both pick one very special location for roses; so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both as a recommitment to your marriage - and a recommitment that THIS will be a marriage based upon love. In every marriage there are times where it is difficult to find the right words.

It is easiest to hurt who we most love. It is easiest to be most hurt by who we most love. It might be difficult some time to words to say "I am sorry" or "I forgive you"; "I need you" or "I am hurting". If this should happen, if you simply can not find these words, leave a rose at that spot which both of you have selected - for that rose than says what matters most of all and should overpower all other things and all other words.

The newlyweds!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Wedding Invitation (not mine)

I have known my landlady, Aly, for almost two years. She is a sweetheart. She is getting married in SL to the man who has held her heart for many years. I am excited for her and was eager to open the invitation.

This monster, is the wedding invitation!! The ceremony will be staged at Charming Beginnings. I chose the word staged, because if this invite is any indication, no other word will do!

It should have come with a warning to open it outdoors!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dressing for a Fae Dance

I've been searching for a white gown that lends itself to a fae off and on for several months. Ball gowns and evening dresses aren't really the look I want for my role play. Immediately after I became Queen of the Fae for the Kingdom of Aglarond, Fancy Fairy brought out Faery Queen with skirt options and flexi wings. Amazing timing that so often happens in SL and makes me happy every time it does!

Looking closely in world you will notice that the delicate decoration on the bodice was inspired by the design of the wings. Violaine just released the coordinating Lilt wings in Silverpearl with animations.

There are crowns and tiaras that are really good serious ones for human monarchs, and even more that are really tiny or to my taste as human or fae. I wanted something fanciful but attractive. I started doing a "search". If that didn't work I was going to trying begging a jewelry designer I know. This is the Blue Princess set from Tiny Bitty. Yes, really! I wondered if it was a shop for tinies; only my resolve to try every designer that came up in search made me go there. It is white with light blue sculpty stones. The tiara can be purchased singly; the set includes earrings (the stones wink out to invisible at times) and a necklace.

I may still end up begging. So far I haven't found anything I like in a gold metal and I wear more clothing with warm shades that need a warm metal. I would like a good silver metal also.

Need a break from dancing and a chance to rest or chat? How about stained glass flower petals for a back with a knitted cushion on a wooden pedestal? comfy! Available at Dark Rogue

I also decided I would need a cloak. Not for the dance, but any excuse for a cloak is good. I saw this one a few months ago and recognized the shop, KiCreations, as soon as I landed. It is touted for elven/fae, but the attachment point is the spine making it impossible for a fae to wear since wings attach to the spine. However, it can be attached to the chest and resized. A nice fantasy cloak, that certainly won't keep me warm, but I'll be fantastical baby!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Celebratory Ball - Aglarond

The Kingdom of Aglarond held a ball celebrating their ranking of top role play land as rated by b_places,the places to be in Second Life. Aglarond has received 1,259 votes!

At the ball earlier in the day, Her Royal Majesty Hispa Hian, accepted the proposal of Lord Yian Mills! Nuptials will be on St. Valentine's Day.

Maralee and Meehaul. Maralee organized the ball. The ballroom is lovely, a delightful place to dance.

Shay Sunnyside and Darian Graves; Shay was the DJ

Magdalenamarie and Cyliss

Medavac, Guinevere and Arizona

Myself with Mikee's shoulder dragon circling around me as I danced, and a lovely elf standing further back.