nce upon a time
there was a
Princess called Valaria. She had always dreamed of meeting her true
love. Many years she spent in her tower wondering and waiting
the bravest knight in all the lands to come and save her and take
his wife. Many knights had asked of her hand but none were
brave enough or handsome enough for her to give her heart.
Then one day Princess Valaria heard the sound of a horse galloping towards her castle, in the distance she saw the sun
reflecting on the battle worn armour of a knight. There was a
gathering in the courtyard, the guards shouted, "me lady he demands
passage to claim your hand in marriage. What are we to do.?" The
sat astride his mighty war horse and he shouted up to Valaria, "Many
miles have I travelled to find you Valaria and I am here to claim
your hand in marriage to honour love and protect you, and be
everything you seek in a man, I will love you always and will love
you till the end of time Make me more than I am and complete in my
love for you’’
skipped a beat and she knew the time had come and she had finally
met her true knight in shining armour. All those years of waiting
and believing were finally ended.
She ran down the stairs of
her tower to stand before the man she would spend the rest of her
life with. They kissed a kiss that was to last a lifetime...The
Royal marriage date was set and below follows a true account of
their wedding day.
Royal scrolls were sent to all the royal guests to attend in their
finest garb On the 26th July
in the year of our Lord
nineteen hundred and ninety nine. Princess Valaria & Sir Andy
(Valerie Rowe Hartley and Andrew Hartley) Celebrated their medieval
wedding reception in true medieval style.
Here follows a true account of the day....
A date for all the lands to celebrate. Riding side saddle on a
beautiful palomino horse, the Princess was met at the castle
gates by her men at arms. Young hand maidens strew rose petals in
her path. Trumpets sounded the way as she approached the throne set
for her. She could hear the sound of trumpets as her knight arrived
to claim her hand in marriage....
Sir Andy arrived on his mighty horse seventeen hands high adorned in
chain maile for all to see and dressed in his heraldic colours of a
gold lion symbol. As he rode up he demanded passage to claim the
hand of his bride to be Valaria. As Sir Andy rode into the castle
Valaria’s breath was taken away with how magnificent he looked.
Tears welled in her eyes as she realised this was their fairytale
wedding day becoming a reality.
The Friar then joined them together as one beneath a canopy in front
of a Celtic cross.
There they exchanged love knots and drank from a
goblet and declared undying love
for each other.
The minstrels struck
up merry tunes and the beggars celebrated alike. Their royal banquet
was indeed fit for a king with Barons of Beef, whole chickens and
loins of Yorkshire lamb, fruits from the holy land, oatcakes and
rose petal syrup. Strawberries were strewn across
the tables to
compliment the tables laid with wooden platters and medieval
There was none stop entertainment from Robin Hood, Prince John
and Sir Guy de Guisbourne.
A medieval magician entertained the guests also along with the Royal
Jester Juggler, the guests gathered to watch - fire-eating displays,
and a ghost tour around the castle to finish. At the end of the
night Princess Valaria & Sir Andy looked down from the top of the
castle and realised their dream day had become a reality...
This is a true
account of Princess Valaria and Sir Andy’s medieval wedding day. The
most important day of their life - we hope you enjoy looking at
examples of some of the many medieval weddings The Kingdom of
Fantaysia has organised and are now presented to you
in our wedding portfolio.