Wedding in Westeros: Couple get hitched in spectacular Game of Thrones-themed bash with forest ceremony and medieval banquet
A couple have tied the knot in a spectacular Game of Thrones-themed wedding.
Lindsey Robert, 34, a librarian, and Chris Robert, 29, a medical technician, spent £8,000 on their fantasy-inspired celebration.
The couple, from Massachusetts, in the US, wed in an outdoor ceremony at Hammond Castle before celebrating in the grand hall with a medieval feast.
The fitting venue featured six large crest flags which hung above two candlelit tables, decorated with moss, ferns and figs.
“We had both listed Game of Thrones as an interest on our dating profiles and we talked about it extensively on our first date.
“I’d always loved the idea of having a themed wedding, even before I was engaged.
“So when Chris popped the question, I pitched the idea to him and he was in.”
The newlyweds designed their own ‘House Robert’ sigil, featuring an eagle, which was used on their save-the-dates, wedding invitations, place-cards and the cake.
For the forest ceremony, where the couple exchanged vowels, they incorporated as many elements from the wedding scenes in Game of Thrones.
Lindsey says: “My father gave me away in a fashion similar to Theon giving Sansa away to Ramsey on their wedding day.
“Music from the show, ‘The Rains of Castamere,’ also played as we walked down the aisle.
“Chris modelled his vows after the vows taken by the Night’s Watch.”
Prior to the big day, the pair spent months collecting pewter mugs, wooden cups, chalices and steins which acted as a wedding favour and drinking vessel for all 60 guests.
Lindsey says: “We really wanted our guests to feel as if they were at a wedding in Westeros.
“Guests found their seats by locating their house’s flag on the map of Westeros and Essos which I created.
“We drank wine and ale and enjoyed a rustic meal of cheese and bread, roast chicken and vegetables and sweet cakes for dessert.”
There was also a dresscode where guests were asked to wear GOT-style clothing.
The bride and groom ensured that they looked the part too, with Lindsey wearing her mother’s 1980s lace-sleeved wedding dress with Chris clad in a replica of Jamie Lannister’s jacket from season one of the hit show.
Lindsey says: “My mother’s dress suited our theme perfectly.
“I simply added a faux fur shawl and a crown of flowers to my outfit to complete the look.
“We bought Chris’ jacket online and he was given a replica sword to carry on the day as a wedding present.”
After the guests had finished eating, Chris’ uncle wrote a song about the new husband and wife and performed it while playing an old string instrument called a lute.
Lindsey says: “We all learnt the chorus and each verse was performed by the guests, it was great entertainment.”
To end their wedding day, the couple were carried out of the venue by their guests in a Game of Thrones style ‘bedding ceremony’ – but chose to leave out the customary removal of clothes.
Lindsey says: “I’d definitely recommend a themed wedding to anyone who is tempted.
“Having a theme made everything so easy, all the planning just fell into place.
“We were also able to get really crafty and we didn’t blow a huge amount of money.
“Everyone involved had so much fun.
“Not only did I get to marry my husband, it was great fun to share our mutual nerdiness with our family and friends.”
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