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Re: SCA marriage banns and handfasting

     Once again, my lord, your answer is this:  The SCA does not regulate 
     marriage, nor does any of its branches.  Period.  You can follow any 
     marriage custom you want (or, in the case of handfasting, any 
     quasi-marriage custom you want).
     Melisande de Belvoir

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Subject: SCA marriage banns and handfasting
Author:  Matthew Allen Newsome <mnewsome@warren-wilson.edu> at INTERNET
Date:    2/3/96 11:58 PM

There seems to be some confusion over my previous post regarding SCA 
customs of marriage.  When I referred to "legal Marriages" I was talking 
about "legal" strickty in the SCA context, not in the mundane world.  I 
was refering to marriages between two personas in period, not a mundane 
"medieval style" wedding.  For instance, Lord Ealdred the Cordwainer would 
marry Lady Elaine of Canterbury, not Bob Smith the shoesalesman marrying 
Jane Jones, the librarian.  I thought that was apparant.  My main question 
was weather SCA customs of marriage were just a tradition that was usually 
followed, or if SCA Inc., or the Kingdom of Atlantia had any specific 
guidelins for SCA persona marriages, or if any period form would work for 
a persona wedding.  Thanks for listening to me ramble. Aye,