Monday, November 10, 2008

Dreaming of Midsummer

When I was toying with what I should read for Jade's wedding, I came across this selection from the last act of A Midsummer Night's Dream,

Now, until the break of day,
Through this house each fairy stray.
To the best bride-bed will we,
Which by us shall blessed be;
And the issue there create
Ever shall be fortunate.
So shall all the couples three
Ever true in loving be;
And the blots of Nature's hand
Shall not in their issue stand...

It's Theseus' blessing of the three couples of the play, and I like it. Ultimately, I decided that it wasn't right for the occasion, but I still kept the idea of a Midsummer Night's wedding in my mind:

I think that some of the ideas here mesh nicely with my Alice board from last week. This would require a peaceful setting and lots of flowers. I love the cream bridesmaid dress, especially the way that it looks like it would shimmer in the light. I'm not usually a fan of tiaras, but I love the bridal hair ornamentation going on there. It suits the dress and the mood, which is probably why I'm digging it.

It would be perfect if you could actually have this wedding on Midsummer Night!


Engaged and Enraged said...

Ohhhh love the idea of a Midsummer Night's Dream. I'm still looking for unique reading for my wedding (but agree, a play that is poking fun at love, might not be the one!). Anyway, in other news…you’ve been tagged! And…nominated for an award! Check it out:

Crystal said...

Pretty! I like that necklace, in particular.

Sezzy said...

E&E: Thanks for the tag and award! (You're right, it did make my day) There are lots of websites out there that compile "unique" readings, so you can try that for a start. Honestly, I'm going to end up going with books that are special to Boy and I.

Crys: The necklace is one of my favorites so far. The beading actually makes it a rosary, which would be a nice tie in to said strict Irish/Catholic roots.