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The Medieval Wedding Guide Multimedia CD – June 15, 1995


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  • CD-ROM: 52 pages
  • Publisher: HandSpun Publishing (June 15, 1995)
  • ISBN-10: 0971956200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971956209
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,093,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In Medieval times many families worked together to accomplish the many chores that needed to be done. Families would also take in other people from outside to help. These groups of people lived together in house 'holds'. A 'hold' is a protected area of a village or castle. The house was given the name of the person who owned it, and that was how everyone referred to that home; for example House Smith, House Cooper, or House Drakstonne.

I was introduced to the Society for Creative Anachronisms in 1989, and was enchanted. There were so many people who wanted to 'Live the Dream' and work together. Several of my new friends and I got together often to learn more about the Middle Ages and began sewing costumes and making jewelry at my home. I chose the name House Drakstonne to represent our group; Drakstonne means 'Stone of the Dragon.' (I just love dragons!)

We started selling jewelry and costumes at Medieval events, and began looking for more medieval items people could not find. We did leather work and branched out into feast gear (eating equipment). Feast gear was very important during the Middle Ages. People had a set they would carry with them when they traveled. This usually consisted of a wooden bowl and a mug, but sometimes a plate and eating utensils, too. We searched through thrift shops all over the city, and collected a great assortment of rescued feast gear.

This led to the development of our own medieval wedding in 1994, and this great collection of research and resources.

About the Author

A true Gemini, Vanessa HandBeard has spent many years cultivating a variety of skills and interests such as jewelry making, web page design, painting, medieval studies, multimedia arts, psychic work and has even been a crew chief for a hot air balloon company.

Currently she is working with her psychic abilities in mediumship and intuitive work, along with her writing.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. Hougey on February 10, 2004
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This CD is basically void of resources. A small amount of the information is inaccurate. As a planning guide for a medieval themed wedding, it's fine. As a resource on medieval weddings, you're better off doing an online search. I WILL use it whenever I get married, but not as a general resource for others (which was my purpose in buying it). (If it helps the casual planner, I've been referred to as a medieval "period nazi". The CD probably fulfills its intended purpose.)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Morigianna on June 21, 2005
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if you have no idea how to use a computer and research you probably would get some use from this booklet. (not a book-its a booklet) However if you are looking for research & informaion alot of it is incorrect. making a little flag next to a comment does not make it a "historical fact". You must say where or why or what research. If you want a fairytale medievalish wedding and haven't even looked into anything you will enjoy this booklet. if you want informaion and research...pass.Most of the info is fill- in pages that you can find in any planner. I also found that most of the sources are a ad for the writer or friends.
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I was planning a medieval/Renaissance wedding, and I wanted to make it as authentic as possible, so I decided to try this CD. This was indeed a very helpful resource, and yet it did not provide any way for me to print up pages off of the CD, which would've been a lot more helpful to me. Also, there was no way for me to navigate between different sections of the CD, so jumping around to specific sections I wanted was a lot more difficult that it would've been if the CD provided a "back" button. All in all, I ended up seriously wishing that I had ordered the book instead of the CD.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Jenson on April 2, 2002
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Great book. Much research went into the construction and
compiling material. You won't find another book with the
material assembled. Unique and interesting reading.
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