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Medieval and Renaissance Theme Wedding FAQ: List of Catalogs and Websites

9.1: Catalogs 9.2: Websites of Interest

Medieval and Renaissance Theme Wedding FAQ:  List of Catalogs
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9.1:  Catalogs
The following is a list of catalogs which have been recommended as 
possible sources of historic clothing and/or fantasy items with 
medieval flavor.  The compiler of this list makes no claims as to the 
quality of either the merchandise or service provided by these 
companies.                            [updated 8/97]
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For readymade medieval clothing or period patterns and accessories:
AlterYears (see Raiments)
Amazon Vinegar & Pickling Works
2218 East 11th Street
Davenport, IA 52803
1-319-322-6800
They have three catalogs.  The Pattern catalog ($7.00) illustrates 
over 1,000 patterns for men, women, children and dolls, medieval 
through 1950.  The Shoe catalog ($5.00) has shoes from all periods.  
The General catalog ($3.00) has everything except patterns -- hats 
and bonnets, readymade clothing, accessories, toys, books, 
kitchenware, etc.
Authentic Wardrobe
12710 E. Wentworth Ct.
Vail, AZ 85641
Source of readymade clothing and cloaks as well as special orders.
Body Hangings
835 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
1-504-524-9856
Source of cloaks in velvet, velveteen, leather and wool.
Carolina Stitches in Time
Box 10933
Winston-Salem, NC 27108
No current information available.
Chivalry Sports
PO Box 18904
Tucson, AZ 85731-8904
1-602-722-1255
Source of clothing, books, weaponry and patterns.  They publish 
a "catalog magazine" called "Renaissance" ($14 for a 1-year
subscription).
Cloak & Dagger Creations
61 Gilson Road
Littleton, MA 01460
1-978-486-4414
1-978-486-4427 (fax)
Source of handmade fantasy or historically accurate costumes 
and wedding wear from medieval and renaissance periods.
Dye Spot
P.O. Box 752
Sun Valley, CA
1-818-768-8781
No information available.
Fancy Fantacy's
P.O. Box 931
Sorrento, FL 32776
Custom costumes and hats.  Catalog is $3.00.
Greystone Garb
Address unknown
1-619-949-2628.
Source of handmade period clothing.  No current information available.
Harriet's, Etc.
Tailoring & Custom Sewing
6 Parkview Avenue
Winchester, VA 22601-4406
1-540-667-2541
Source of rented or custom-sewed, historically-accurate costumes
for period weddings (1520-1920).  There is also a pattern division
(P.O. Box 1363, Winchester, VA 22604) but the emphasis is on the
18th and 19th centuries.  Catalogs of patterns for ladies',
men's or children's fashions are $12.00 for all three.
Hedgehog Handworks
P. O. Box 45384
Westchester, CA 90045
(310) 670-6040
     or
8406 Flight Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045
No readymade clothing but a source of costuming books and other items 
needed to make clothes (stitchery supplies, notions, needlework 
tools, stays, hooks, clasps, and buttons) except the fabric.  They 
charge $5 for their catalog, refundable with an order of $30 or more.
Historic Fashions
1812 N. Queens Lane #219
Arlington, Va 22201
No information available.
House of Dra
P.O. Box 815
Magnolia, TX 77355
Source of 'magical' garments, Renaissance Faire garb and everyday
wear "for the adventurous spirit".
House Morning Star
11246 S. Post Oak Rd. #217
Houston, TX 77035
1-713-729-7990
Source of patterns, books, and sewing materials, but they will also 
make costumes to order.  Mostly Tudor stuff:  bodices, skirts, and 
chemises-as well as men's garb.
JAS Townsend & Son
P.O. Box 415
Pierceton, IN 46562
1-800-338-1665
Source of books, patterns, clothing accessories and tinwear.
Emphasis is on the 18th and 19th centuries, but some stuff
is adaptable.
MacKenzie-Smith
Post Office Box 3315
Truckee, CA 96160
1-800-829-1974
Source of medieval items (armor, swords, jewelry, cups) and Period 
Patterns.  The items catalog is not free, but you can request a 
Period Pattern flyer for free.
Moresca Clothing and Costume
361 Union Center Rd
Ulster Park, NY 12487
1-914-331-6012
Source of capes, tunics, etc.  Catalogs cost $5.00 plus $1.75 for
shipping and handling.
Museum Replicas Ltd
2143 Gees Mill Road
Box 840
Conyers, GA 30207
1-800-883-8838
Source of medieval clothing and accessories such as swords, jewelry, 
goblets, relics, etc.
Puffs and Slashes
c/o L. R. Fox
P. O. Box 443
Bloomington, IN 47402-0443
An anotated bibliography of pre-1650 costume sources (including books 
and periodicals).  $2.50 per copy
The Queen's Thimble
4864 Troth St.
Mira Loma, CA 91752-1845
1-909-685-4568
Source of mail order and custom designs of historically authentic
costuming from 1500-1900s.  Can be expensive. 
Raiments/AlterYears
3749 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
1-818-585-2994
Source of medieval and renaissance patterns.  The catalog is $5.00 
($8.00 if shipped first class) but is very large.  They also sell 
books and some accessories. 
Renaissance Herald (was Renaissance Shopper)
P.O. Box 422
Riverside, CA 92502
1-909-943-7333
Actually a quarterly magazine, which contains advertisements for many 
companies dealing in period garb, armor, weapons, etc, etc...Lists 
quite a few clothing makers, including one who says they specialize 
in Renaissance wedding garb.  They have two subscription plans:  for 
$7.00, you get a lifetime subscription, but it is sent at bulk mail 
rates; for $5.00 annually, you get the magazine at first class mail 
rates.
Rose D'Zynes
1196 Sunglow Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
1-800-899-7673
Source of custom-designed medieval and Renaissance wedding attire for 
rent or purchase.  Call to request a videotape of bridal fashions.
Smoke & Fire Co.
P.O. Box 166
Grand Rapids, OH 43522
1-800-766-5334
Source of medieval patterns and Scottish stuff.
St. Michael's Leather Emporium
156 E Second Street, Suite One
New York, NY 10009
1-212-995-8359
Source of custom-designed leather armor, jewelry and Renaissance-era 
clothing.  Catalog costs $4.00.
Sterling Cloth Company
6109 Whipple Avenue NW
North Canton, Ohio  44720
1-216-966-2487
Source of period fabrics, trims, thread, and patterns.
Visabella Designs, Inc.
P.O. Box 526139
Salt Lake City, Utah 84152
1-800-474-9567
Source of mythic clothing for men and women.
Whole Costumer's Catalog
PO Box 207
Beallsville, PA 15313
1-412-632-3242
A listing of catalogs and stores that sell fabric, patterns, 
accessories, etc.  Costs $17.95 (incl. S&H).

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For medieval weapons, jewelry and other gift items (but very little 
clothing and no patterns):
Art & Artifact
2451 E. Enterprise Pkwy
Twinsburg, OH 44087
1-800-950-9540
Check out their wedding chalice, a reproduction of an 18th century 
English piece.
Atlanta Cutlery
Dept. TFH
2143 Gees Mill Road
Box 839
Conyers, GA. 30207
1-800-883-0300
Source of swords and knives.
By the Sword
P.O. Box 149
Luray, VA 22835
1-540-743-1941
Source of medieval weapons, armor, footwear, jewelry and musical
instruments.  Catalog costs $2.00.  Separate catalog of archery
supplies costs $1.00.
Celtic Folkworks
878 Willow Grove Road
Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
1-609-795-8681
Source of Celtic jewelry, i.e., penannular brooches, knotwork rings,
necklaces, pins and bracelets.
The Cottage Works
12 W. Willow Grove Ave., Box 186
Philadelphia, PA 19118-3952
1-215-242-8849
No information available.
Dancing Dragon
5670 West End Road, #4
P.O. Box 1106
Arcata, CA 95521
1-800-322-6041
Source of fantasy dragon items.  Check out their dragon champagne 
flutes, dragon bride & groom caketopper (in pewter), and double 
dragon banner.
Distant Caravans
PO Box 5254
Reno, NV 89513
1-702-746-0416
Source of middle eastern clothing and belly dancing jewelry.
Fellowship Foundry
1605 Abram Court
San Leandro. CA 94577
1-510-352-0935
Source of pewter wedding goblets.
Gryphon's Moon
3557 Tanner's Mill road
Gainesville, GA 30507-8828
1-770-536-2805
Source of Celtic rings, brooches and pendants.
Lundegaard Armoury 
P.O. Box 293
Center Valley, PA 18034
Source of fantasy weapons, including custom made.  Catalog costs
$2.00.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
255Gracie Station
New York, NY 10028-9998
1-800-468-7386
Source of jewelry reproduced from ancient, medieval and renaissance 
designs.
The Noble Collection
P.O. Box 831
Merrifield, VA 22116
1-800-866-2538
Source of swords, helmets, suits of armor, axes, and letter openers.
Past Times
280 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210-1182
1-800-242-1020
Source of gifts and jewelry from Great Britain inspired by "the past" 
(Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Medieval, Tudor, Stuart, Victorian, etc.).  
Check out their medieval tapestry wall-hangings.
The Rosemary Company
1244 Windsor Court
Adrian, MI 49221
1-800-823-3891
Source of rosemary-scented sachets and wedding favors.
Shepherd's Cottage
111 Dickson Hill Road
Markham, ON
Canada
L3P 3J3
1-800-644-7534
Source of Old English jointed memory benches and lovers footstools.
South Tower Armouring Guild
P.O. Box 221
Metcalfe, Ont. Canada
KOA 2PO
613-821-1846
Source of swords and stuff.  No other information available.
Smokey Mountain Knife Works
P.O. Box 4430
Sevierville, TN 37864
Check out their Excalibur letter openers as possible favors.
Starfire Swords, Ltd.
P.O. Box 74
74 Railroad Ave.
Spencer, NY 14883
1-607-589-7244
Source of swords, daggers, pole-arm heads and other weapons.
Winter Steel Armory
P.O. Box 1762
Palm Desert, CA 92261
1-619-324-4789
Source of swords.
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For stationary, parchment, invitations, sealing wax, and handstamps 
for customizing your wedding invitations:
The American Wedding Album
American Stationery Co., Inc.
300 Park Avenue
Peru, Indiana 46970
1-800-428-0379
Check out 'Medieval Fantasy' and 'Storybook Ending' invitations with 
matching napkins and thank you scrolls.
Daniel Smith
Address unknown
1-800-426 6740
Source of handmade papers.  No other information available.
Earth Care 
P.O. Box 7070
Madison, WI  53707
1-800-347-0070
Source of 'natural' papers (stationary and wrap) made of flower 
petals.  Also carry sealing wax and letter seals.  Check out their 
miniature sundial 'necklace', said to have been given as a romantic 
present to Henry II from Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Kalligraphika
PO Box 501 
Maumee, OH 43537
1-419-382-8445
Source of medieval fantasy handstamps (unicorns, wizards, castles, 
knights, etc.).
Paper Direct
100 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ  07094-3606 
1-800-272-7377
Source of clipart, fonts, notecards and stationary (including 
parchment) for making your own invitations.
Rugg Road Paper Company
105 Charles Street
Boston 02114 617-742-0002
Source of handmade papers with real flowers mixed in.
The Swordmark Company
P.O. Box 49592
Atlanta, GA 30359
1-770-498-3667
Source of wax seals and sealing wax.
The Rexcraft Wedding Invitation magazine
Address Unknown
1-800-635-3898.
No information available.
Victorian Papers
P.O. Box 411332
Kansas City, MO 64141
1-800-800-6647
Source of sealing wax and supplies.
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These are specialty catalogs:
The Historical Research Center
EZZELL Enterprises
2855 Villa Loma Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
1-719-380-0509
Source of information about your family name history, coat-of-arms 
and shields.  Also armor and swords.
Period Pavilions
Medieval Miscellanea
6530 Spring Valley Drive
Alexandria, VA 22312
Source of historical pavilions, tents, yurts, canopies, and 
bannerpoles for rental or purchase.
Small Fry Sculptures
Sheri & Carlos Frey
620 N Logan Street
Wayne, NE 68787
1-402-375-2395
Source of handmade sculptures depicting specific individuals for 
special occasions (i.e., customized brides & grooms for caketoppers).
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For Early, medieval, and Renaissance music books, recorded music, and 
instruments:
Boulder Early Music Shop 
2010 14th St.
Boulder, Co. 80302 
1-303-499-1301 
No current information available.
Lark In The Morning 
PO Box 1176
Mendocino, Ca. 95460 
1-707-964-5569 
Source of hard-to-find music and musical instruments, i.e., Celtic 
harps, recorders, pennywhistles, lutes, lyres and others.
Time Warner Sound Exchange
45N. Industry Ct.
Deer Park, NY 11729-4614
1-800-521-0042
Small collection of Celtic and New Age Celtic music (i.e., Clannad, 
Enya and others).

9.2:  Websites of Interest
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Following is a list of informational websites, some of which
have been previously mentioned in the FAQ and which may provide
help to planners of medieval weddings or feasts.  Please note
that this is not meant to be a list of WWW vendors.
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Wedding Websites:
Leslie's Guide to Wedding Planning:
   http://acm.vt.edu/~lfowler (temporarily down)
Soc.couples.wedding homepage:
   http://www.wam.umd.edu/~sek/wedding.html
Traditional Scottish Weddings
   http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~craig/weddings.html
Weddings Online:
   http://weddings-online.com
Wedding Shops Online:
   http://www.advol.com
Wedding Traditions:
   http://www.halcyon.com/mganson/traditions.html
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Medieval/Renaissance Websites:
Joe Bethancourt's homepage
   http://www.locksley.com/locksley/ (link to Society for
	Creative Anachronism)
Medieval & Renaissance Wedding Page:
   http://www.drizzle.com/~celyn/mrwp/mrwp.html
Planning Room for a Renaissance Wedding:
   http://www.msu.edu/user/ciarkows/wedding/
Raven's Medieval Nest:
   http://www.geckoworld.com/~raven/medieval.html
Rialto Index & Archive:
   http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/rialto/rialto.html
Shawn & Paul's Medieval Wedding page:
   http://member.aol.com/ShawnMeade/wedding.html
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Med/Ren Foods, Recipes and Menus
Amy Gale's historic recipes:
   http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/ethnic (select Historical
	 Recipes of Different Cultures)
Cariadoc's Miscellany:
   http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cariadoc/miscellany.html
David Friedman's Recreational Medievalism page:
   http://www.best.com/~ddfr/Medieval/Medieval.html
Menu for Wile-the-Winter-Away Feast:
   http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/usr/grm/wwaway-feast.html
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Costuming
Alt.gothic.fashion.faq
   http://www.toreadors.com/gothfash/
Ana's Accoutremonts:
   http://www.slidell.com/ana/
Beginner's Peasant Garb for Renaissance Faire:
   http://www.bibiana.com/velvet/peasant.html
Cloak & Dagger Creations
   http://www.ziplink.net/~cloak/
Greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild homepage:
   http://www.toreadors.com/costume
Historic Costuming FAQ:
   http://reality.sgi.com/employees/lara/lara.html
House of Dra
   http://www.ladydra.com
The Queen's Thimble Homepage:
   http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/7253
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Handfasting and Neopaganism:
Kirsti Thomas' Medieval & Renaissance Wedding homepage:
   http://www.drizzle.com/~celyn/mrwp/mrwp.html
Laura Mitchell's handfasting ceremony:
   http://www.csusm.edu/public/guests/mitchell/ceremony.html
Rain Puddles webpage of resources for Neopaganism:
   http://www.teleport.com/~rain
Rowanhold Bardic Circle page:
   http://www.primenet.com/~cherie/ritual.htm
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Music
Celtic Music on the Internet:
   http://celtic.stanford.edu//Internet_Sources.html
Digital Tradition Folk song Database:
   http://pubweb.parc.xerox.com/digitrad
Home pages of Morris and Sword Sides:
   http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/jcb/morris-teams.html
The Jester's Court homepage:
   http://www.millennianet.com/jester
Majestic Brass Quintet homepage:
   http://www.majesticbrass.com/
SCA Music & Dance Page:
   http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/music_and_dance.html
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Other:
Medieval Naming Guides:
   http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names/
The Internet Movie Database:
   http://us.imdb.com/
Labyrinth homepage for Medieval Studies at Georgetown Univ:
   http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/labyrinth-home.html
Richard III [1483-85] Society homepage:
   http://www.r3.org
Golden Lions of England Living History site:
   http://www.netlink.co.uk/users/goldlion/
Golden Lions Homepage:
   http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/ae265/goldlion.htm
The University of Kentucky Classics Dept.
    http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/ (go to notable websites)
Regia Anglorum Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman & British Living
History Homepage:
   http://www.ftech.net/~regia/
Angelcynn - Anglo-Saxon Living History (400-700 AD) site:
    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2471/
Soc.culture.scottish FAQ:
    http://www.scot.demon.co.uk/scotfaq.html
Dwarven Tavern
    http://home.fuse.net/dwarven_tavern



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