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Medieval wedding gowns are steeped in tradition and conjure images of romantic days gone by.

Medieval wedding gowns, Renaissance wedding dresses, and Celtic wedding gowns all have one thing in common; they are rich with traditional style, opulent fabrics and detail.
Traditionally, medieval wedding gowns were not white, but blue, which was the symbol of purity, not white. You also could combine these the two traditions and wear a white medieval wedding gown with blue trim or a blue center panel. If your wedding day will be chilly, why not add a blue velvet cape.

Although medieval wedding gowns incorporate a number of styles from peasant to royalty, most brides opt for a royal style full of rich fabrics and elaborate touches.

A good place to look for cheap medieval wedding gowns and wedding dresses is in costume shops, on eBay or in the bridal sections of large department stores.

Unique Ways to Add Accessories to Medieval Wedding Gowns....

Crowns or tiaras are traditionally worn with a small veil in the back. Medieval brides also either wore their hair loose with no head covering or wore a circlet of flowers.

Garters became one of the most important parts of a medieval bride's wardrobe. Wedding guests would follow the couple back to their room, and try to grab the garter for good luck. Before the garter, overzealous guests would try and grab any part of the bride's clothing.

Men should wear doublets, breeches and hose, women should wear Juliet-style dresses. Consider silver, gold, and wine colors rather than white. Choose fabrics such as heavy brocades and velvets in rich, jewel-toned colors for the wedding costumes. Medieval couples wore their best clothing for their weddings.

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Medieval Wedding Gown Wreath

Medieval Wreaths
Decorate your hair with flowers. Wear your hair up in a Victorian sweep or down your back, and top it off with a traditional bridal wreath.