I’ve had the pleasure of attending the wedding of one Ilindil and Eradran. I knew the bride’s family quite well, and as weddings were such an important event for the Bosmeri people, I felt honored to have been included.
The bride and groom were casually dressed— at least by Imperial standards. They wore a simple garment, not unlike their day-to-day wear. The bride and groom were painted— Ilindil was painted after spring blossoms, where as Eradran, her groom, was painted as a stag. The meanings behind such a style were lost to me, but I understand that there is some significance.
The ceremony is largely disorganized and noisy. It’s a large celebration, with plenty of food and music. Notably, the wedding isn’t about the bride and groom joining together— rather, it is a joining of family. The women swap stories as they served food and drink. While the men smoke pipes and shared joke.
A very lively festival, indeed. I hope the young bride and her proud groom have a lovely marriage!