Renaissance Festival Wedding: Kate + Nate

How often does a wedding photographer get to photographer a Renaissance festival themed wedding, complete with a sword fight that the photographer is actually a part of? Not very often.

I studied (and taught) historical fencing, stage combat, and sword fighting for over fifteen years, which is how I met Kate and Nate originally. When they told me about their plans to have their first dance “interrupted” by a challenge, which led to a duel, which led to a full on sword brawl that involved more and more people, including me, I was immediately sold.

Through in a mix of pagan wedding traditions, and a beautiful forest ceremony on a mountain in the Hudson Valley, and you have a recipe for a beautiful, non-traditional wedding.

Top it all off with some fireworks at the end of the night, and I don’t know how it gets any better!

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Check out more photos in the slideshow below:

Planning a Renaissance Festival or Otherwise Non-Traditional Wedding?

If you’re planning a wedding that is outside the boundaries of what some would consider ‘traditional’, I would be happy to be considered as your wedding photographer.

I have a soft spot in my heart for the offbeat, being quite the nerd myself.

You can reach out to me in the following ways:

I look forward to hearing from you and hearing more about your amazing wedding!

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