Taiwezen Royal Wedding Ceremony
The wedding of royalty in Močavi is a large celebration that takes place on the night of a full moon in the Temple of the Moon on Mirror Lake. Many come to enjoy a large banquet and watch the beautiful dance that the wedded couple performs under the moonlight. The ceremony is meant to bind the heart, body and soul of the couple together and ask for the Goddess Medina's blessing to protect the marriage.
Purification of Body and Mind
The Binding of Soul
A Drink to Meld the Heart
A Dance to Unite the Body
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Wedding RobesBoth partners wear similarly styled robes regardless of gender. The robes are yellow and silver, denoting the wearer's status as royalty and are adorned with silver embroidery depicting mist and stars. Ornate silver crowns adorn their heads with hanging glass beads. Every part of the wedding robe is a work of art and the robes are generally passed down through generations to the first child.
Ceremonial WineDuring the ceremony, the couple will share a bottle of Ceremonial Wine. It is brewed by the Vessel of Moonlight and is said to be made with precious yidin berries and left to ferment within the depths of Mirror Lake, imbuing the protective essence of the moon within it.
The CoupleTaiwezen culture sets aside the position of spouse for one's true love. Not discriminating against same-sex relationships, this allows for the formal partner to of the same sex, with a partner on the side for reproductive purposes. It is the same even for royalty and thus it isn't surprising to see someone on the throne without a formal partner as the wedding ceremony is only held for the main partner and not those for the purpose of conceiving children.
The Vessel of MoonlightAs the head of the Servants of the Moon, the Vessel of Moonlight serves as the representative of the Goddess Medina in blessing the couple's relationship so that it shall prosper and never be broken.
The wedding ceremony is planned around the night of a full moon. It is said that on a full moon, the power of the Goddess Medina is at its strongest and thus to wish for her blessing to protect the marriage, the ceremony takes place on the night of a full moon.