Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fae/Elven Wedding in Aglarond

Last Sunday Persia and Henry, a fae/elf couple new to the Kingdom of Aglarond, were wed at the tavern in the village.

Wedding guests: Debi, Klara, Slader, Swith and Roberta.

I was asked to speak on behalf of the fae -
We are here today to celebrate the beginning of a new life together for Persia and Henry.
They are embarking on a wonderful journey filled with love and happiness. Everyone who has witnessed this ceremony realizes how special you are to each other.
Persia and Henry, you will do well to look to your love, to your partner - for love, kindness and compassion. These are the things that will give you a positive, loving relationship and a successful and long life together.
Everyone please join me in congratulating the bride and groom and wishing them all of the best for joyous union.

Fae and Elven attendants - Xavia, Kareen and Emy with Persia and Henry

Linwe, Elven Elder, told a tale of love through a poem
A flighty fae didst chance to greet
A noble elf so fair and mete
She led him to a bridal suite
And with her lovve she didst him ?
He smiled and watched her wings to ?
A breeze of love so soft and swet
And in that bower their lips didst ?
A lovely feast, a fulsome treat.
Into his eyes she didst entreat
To stay wuth her in her retreat
He gazed at her and took a seat
"Ne'er will I leave, you are too ?

Henry, Persia, Galina, Swith, Destiny.

Galina acted as wedding planner. Swith played her lute at the reception, providing music for dancing.
Avril provided the decorations which include a special seat for the bride and groom.

Zelda preformed a beautiful ceremony and led the couples in their vows.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping, I may now pronounce you, Henry and Persia, as Husband and Wife.

Festivities broke out after the ceremony. Lady Emy led the dancing and almost everyone joined in.

1 comment:

Emyly Beaumont said...

I am so glad you reported on the wedding and I am even happier that you had Linwe's poem. I love it so much I wish there were more verses. It just begs for adventures on the part of the lovers...

/me giggles to hear herself called Lady.