What a weekend. Let me start from the beginning. I spent the day at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire with my pals Jacci, Dustin, Jen and Ralph. A typical day for us. We’re LARPers after all, and it doesn’t take much for us to want to dress up and walk around a themed fair.
Jacci and my friends had some amazing costumes. But, can you blame us? We’re LARPers. Look how cute we were!
This particular weekend the Faire had a theme: Time Travelers! So of course, I added some TARDIS flair to my attire. I designed a fun TARDIS fascinator and themed my whole outfit to the Doctor’s time travel box!
I met some amazing junior cosplayers who took on the role of a few Doctor Who Characters. That little dalek girl with the tongue sticking out is a girl after my own heart!!
I also themed Mark’s outfit as best I could. He was a steampunky 11th Doctor. We were a pretty cute pair!
And, oh yeah. I got engaged.
That’s right!! My geeky partner in crime and my best friend, @markgtg asked the BIG QUESTION on Saturday. “Will you be my companion?” I of course said yes! What an amazing amazing day!
It was the perfect day. We spent the day tasting Mt. Hope’s wines with Baccus, throwing axes, partaking in archery, shopping for wands, sniffing loose teas, and role playing with costumed improv actors who dotted the Faire. All in all, a theater and history geek’s dream, with a bit of sci-fi flair. There were Marty McFlys, Bill and Teds, and Fry and Benders among the Elizabethan nobles and peasants. Pretty fun stuff! Unlike anything else, that’s for sure.
Mark proposed as we sat resting on a bench near one of the theaters. (Yes, the picture above is staged. But life’s a stage!) He pulled out the ring, and I said, “YES” – obvi. After that, we went straight to the Swashbucker’s Tavern to enjoy a brew with our comrades. The bar was filled with cheers, hoots, and “HUZZAHS” as we drank and laughed and soaked in the moment. The beer was fizzy and delicious, and I couldn’t help but cry a few tears of joy. The setting was perfect. I can’t imagine a more beautiful place, or a more perfect man, that this could have all happened with. <3
Most of the photo credits go to Jacci and Dustin!! Epic photo skills.