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pagan/bushcraft wedding help!!!!!!!!1

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by John Dixon, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Now a maiden wearing green in a handfasting is appropriate

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    And theres nothing wrong with a kilt...for a Scot.....but an Englishman wears tweed :)

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    May the wind be at your backs

    Red
     
  2. Arth

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    I reckon the Tunic should be our national dress.

    When I was handfasted I wore a green robe, but if I had my time again I would go for the Celtic tunic and cloak.

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    What about a green outfit to match?

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    ... and congratulations on the forthcoming event :)
     
  4. Toddy

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    I feel sorry for that lad; immortalised for posterity as a pantomime Peter Pan. I bet he never lives it down.

    cheers,
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  5. Jedadiah

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    Firstly, congratulations John, my best wishes to your you and your lady. I will not pretend to know the first thing about 'Handfasting' but it certainly seems to fit with the nature ethos around here. It's nice to see someone thinking about their big day, very much like these here:

    No Mr Shaman sir, but plenty of booze i see! Looks very good and the setting is beautiful as is the good lady, congratulations!

    Talking of lovely ladies, another who is radiant in her finery, pity we only see the back of her. Looks like a very dignified ceremony; heart warming. The 'English Gentleman' in tweed, pity we only get to see the back of him as, and i mean this with the utmost respect, looks like a cross between Terry Thomas and Jethro (beard). Congratulations!

    As Toddy says, is this guy a member here and if not, has he any idea how often his picture is used on this forum? It's like the BCUK Joker; everyone can use him once and once only but at a time of their choosing. You've had your turn now Steve, forward the picture onto the next in line!:D
     
  6. Joe

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    Glenn White (WSS instructor) got married in a sort of green, heavy linen hooded shirt which he sometimes wears on courses. He studied paganism at uni so might be a good person to speak to. PM me and I'll give you his email address.

    Congrats by the way!
     
  7. Sainty

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    :D :D :D

    You're showing your age!!!

    Martin ;)
     
  8. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    If only he looked that good :lmao:

    I think he's an Englishman for sure - but certainly not a Gentleman ;)
     
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    Congrats. How about a great kilt?
     
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    Hi John, and congratulations!

    I got married last year having made my own wedding dress. I couldn't find any patterns I liked, so I had to design it myself, which took a lot of thinking as I really wasn't sure where to start. Finally I had an idea, which might help you too - you presumably have some idea of what you want from your wedding, so picture it in your head, the whole lot, the setting, the style, the decor, your bride, and the groom, wearing something that you'd expect the groom to wear at such an event. That then could be what you are looking for.

    Good luck with it, I hope you have a beautiful wedding day, and I wish you and your betrothed all the best.
     
  12. bilko

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    Congratulations John
    Ok i started by thinking tweed but it's very hard not to look like a fox hunting supporter or an old fashioned coal miner with a cap and neckachief.
    Simple might be good but it depends on your erm....weight and fit etc if you see what i mean.
    I would wear a long sleeve lace up shirt ( no frills lol). High button up brown waistcoat , more of a jerkin really probably in suede, felt or something smart. Dark brown as well. The shirt is cream not white.

    can't think of trousers or shoes, maybe bull up a pair of black chelsea boots but the zip ones not slipon. trousers maybe dark blue or dark green ( holly ) stiff material. Maybe a gold type mayor necklace in minature. Perhaps a berry red ( to compliment the trousers ) chord tie off to one side around the waist.

    Failing that what about a more understated armour?
    Leather studded and shinny forearm plates. I was going to say codpice but you don't want to look like black adder lol.

    have you got long or short hair?

    Ooh, about the neckace what about a silver celtic knot but the chain must be thick enough to be not too shinny and at least down to your 2nd button.

    It's tricky, i don't know how much you want to go into it or look pagan lol also budget is tricky with amour.

    I have lots of pagan and wiccan friends on stickam and the spiritual forum i go on so i will see what other people have done.
    Good luck mate, corr this is really exciting lol
     
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    Double post sorry
     
  14. Hobbit on a String

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    May the wind always be in your hair,
    May the scots pine be in your souls,
    May the grass be under your feet,
    May the Sky shine upon your day,

    And Congrats for the big day, wear what you want, whether it be tweed, be kilt, be cloak, or nothing, be what you want, but be happy.

    Mazel Tov, L'chaim

    The Hobbit
     
  15. forestwalker

    forestwalker Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Yes, there is always skyclad. Depends on the traditions and people involved (normally not so good if grandma is also attending) this might be perfect. Talk to her!
     
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    congrats why not as some one said design your own robe or go sky clad
     
  17. Hobbit on a String

    Hobbit on a String Tenderfoot

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    Me and me betrothed have been talking fo some time on being hitched together, we have a slight problem with the whole marrage thing in a church and all 1- she is a christain, 2- i am a jew, and nethier the twain shall meet,

    we have been talking about a celtic, woodsmans bushcrafter wedding

    any ideas please do get in touch, and when we figure it all out,

    every member is invited, call it a wedding meet fest for bushcfraft uk

    email or pm me
    motkhe.hacohen@googlemail.com

    the hobbit
     
  18. Toddy

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    That could be very special :D

    The 18th century shirt I've been sewing these last few days is for the husband of the lady who runs this company
    http://www.scottishcivilceremony.com/

    I've never met her but she does get a really good rep from friends who have.

    cheers,
    Toddy
     
  19. Shambling Shaman

    Shambling Shaman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    If you get Hand fasted in Scotland its fully legal and recognized. :D
     

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