On the sixth day of the week, the twenty-fourth day of the month of June in the year of our Lord, Jesus Christ, one thousand two-hundred eighty-one, the era according to which we reckon here in the village of Howell, Lady Aliyah bat Asriel ben Gilead (pronounced Ah-lee-ya bat Az-ree-al ben Gil-lee-ad) graciously wed Áindle Ó Diarmada (pronounced on-lee oh deer-mod-a). Due to circumstances that Áindle welcomed after Aliyah had burned his breakfast, dinner and supper for a week, they got married with just 3 weeks preparation.
The following are the story and documentation for the Medieval wedding that was performed at the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest Medieval Village in 2006.
See the page On Purchasing Camels
for the true story of how these two met 25 years ago and ended up together - as
well as Lady Aliyah's mixed up version of the meeting titled
On Family Trust.
For an example of what the request for the hand of a fair maiden would be like, see Áindle Ó Diarmada's Request to her Guardians - Baron Angus and Baroness Ciera- for
Aliyah bat Asriel’s Hand in Marriage. (Although they had been legally married for 25 years, Aliyah thought it would be good for Áindle to have to think about why he wanted her. The Baroness convinced the Baron to go along...)