MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE WEDDING PAGE
Bibliographies: (also included in the FAQ)
I have written a paper on Medieval & Renaissance Marriage which is
or as a
Word 7.0 document
Medieval/Renaissance Wedding FAQ:
Organized and compiled by
BJ Kuehl for the
newsgroups. Sections of the FAQ are duplicated on other parts of this
directly with additions or corrections to the FAQ.
Information on Viking Weddings
Gunnora Hallakarva has written a paper on Courtship, Love and
Marriage in Viking Scandinavia. Should you wish to use this information for anything other than your
own personal research (such as a publishing it in a local SCA newsletter), please contact her for
A ceremony compiled
by Joe Bethancourt from various English rites.
Wedding ceremonies from the
Book of Common Prayer.
An ASCII version of
Liturgy and Diverse Services from the Lorrha ("Stowe") Missal. "This
Missal is a translation from a Latin and Gaelic Missal reputedly
transcribed at Lorrha Monastery in the Ninth Century. The Lorrha Missal is
known as the 'Stowe' Missal due to its acquisition by one of the Dukes of
Buckingham for his Stowe Library."
Sacrament of Holy
Matrimony of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Searle, Mark, and Kenneth W. Stevenson. Documents of the Marriage
Liturgy. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical P, 1992.
(_The_ book to read for copies of the vows themselves. Includes a
Jewish ceremony and a number of Christian liturgies from the Early
Middle Ages to the present)
Links to other resources:
Medieval & Renaissance Weddings
(Includes links to some Irish & Scottish sites too)
is actually the phrase used in Scotland and Northern England to refer to
betrothal. The idea that it was a ceremony which bound the couple for a
year and a day was introduced by Sir Walter Scott, not exactly the most
historically accurate writer. Still, due to the level of interest in
this type of ceremony, I have included a few links to sites which deal
with modern handfasting rituals.
Food and Feasts
Music & Dance
General Medieval & Renaissance History Sites
Living History Groups
Last updated April 1999