August 31, 2005 – Happy 3rd Anniversary!

We both decided this year… NO GIFTS!

But, we did spend some time together on our anniversary. I met Yvonne at Supervalu today and we shopped together. Afterwards, we went to Schmeckers Restaurant and had a great meal. Then, we went home and finished the last two pieces of brownies she had made the other day, that I did not eat today .. and we opened our Anniversary Greeting Cards we had chosen for each other.

That was pretty much it.


The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions Tour

The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions Tour stopped up here in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada yesterday for a few shows, before heading south east to St. Paul, Minnesota on August 25, 2005.

We took this picture, from our seats in the second row

We went to the Saturday 7:30 pm Show last night (August 20, 2005), compliments of my parents, who gave us these great tickets for our 3rd Anniversary gift, coming up August 31, 2005.

These are the tickets we received

We had floor row seating, but it was the 2nd row of two rows, behind another row. We decided, just before the show started, to move up a few rows to get better pictures and a better view. I could say that everytime there was a great opportunity for a close-up picture, I was in the direct line of sight of the beams of lights that were shining on the horses and wasted so many pictures. I probably took about 50 pictures, but only 13 of them seemed to be fairly viewable. If I were a better photographer, I probably would have known how to compensate it.

But, I created a new folder in the PetLvr Photo Gallery and uploaded all of the pictures of mine that were any good, plus a few other pictures from their website.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PICTURES —-> World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions – August 20, 2005 – Photo Gallery

All in all it was quite interesting to see these horses “in-real-life” and the pictures do not give justice to the show. These Stallions, if you do not know the story,… from the website:

The Lipizzan is a rare and unique breed; its history and culture is known worldwide. The Walt Disney movie The Miracle of the White Stallions, depicting General George S. Patton saving them at the end of World War II from certain extinction, created an even greater world-wide interest in the Lipizzaner breed. Had it not been for Patton, there would be no Lipizzans today.

Apparently there are about 3000 horses left in the world, all of which could be traced to about 6 families of genes – according to the announcer and Master of Ceremonies.

It’s quite a story .. you should read their website or do internet searches on “The Lipizzaner Stallion“. Better yet .. if they are coming to your town – get some tickets and go to the show! You can check to see if they are coming to your town in their online schedule … here!

Take care.

PS: Thanks Mom & Dad for the tickets! ~~

Our 3rd Anniversary August 31, 2005

My parents have given Yvonne and Myself notice of their gift to us for our 3rd anniversary, which is August 31, 2005.

Saturday August 20, 2005
Time: 7:30pm
Where: MTS Center
What: The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions

It will just be the two of us … as much as they would like to come, they aren’t ready for stairs and all that walking ….

YVONNE’s reaction? >> We are going to see the stallions? OMG .. I love those critters!

HART’s reaction?? Oh Goody! A night out without the dogs!

Take care.

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Medieval and Renaissance Costume Information

PREFACE: For those of you finding this webpage from internet searches … Please feel free to ‘borrow’ any information you find here if it helps you promote your Medieval and / or Renaissance Wedding Website. But Pleeease – post a message to let us know you are doing that! We hope you find both Our Medieval Links Page and Our Costume Links Page helpful to you. The content below was written Prior to our Medieval Wedding August 31, 2002. Thank-You.



– You don’t have to buy,

you don’t have to rent – perhaps you have some clothes hanging in your own

closet that might look somewhat like anything in the following sites on the WWW!

Star Design Costumes

Medieval/Renaissance Costumes – For Women

Medieval/Renaissance Costumes – For Men

Somebody’s Medieval Wedding Pictures

Recommended Medieval Costumed Movies

What to Wear – Newcomers Guide

The Medieval Muse – Ladies and Wenches

The Medieval Muse – Knights and Knaves

Ravensmoon Replicas Online Catalogue

The Purple Unicorn HomePage – Renaissance Clothing for All

Silks and Velvets – Historic Gowns, Fantasy Clothing and Corsets by Yosa

Medieval Wedding Theme Page (Clothing Ideas)

By the Sword, Inc. – Online Catalog

The Original Medieval Moccasins – Footwear

Gothic Medieval Dresses

Visabella Mythic Clothing Catalog

SacredClothing.Com – A Medieaval Baebe’s Website

Maiden Faire – Affordable Renaissance Clothing Attire

Costume Sewing Resources

Jewelry: Celtic, Dark-Ages and Medieval Jewelry – By-The-Sword

Renaissance Jewelry, Medieval Clothing, Elizabethan Wedding Headpieces and More!

Victorian Charm Gallery – Main Menu (Catalog)

Medieval Merchants – Clothing, Fabrics & Sewing Supplies

MILIEUX: Online Costume Sources and Supplies

RenMerchants: Renaissance Inspired (Wedding) Attire

LEARNER.ORG – The Middle Ages – Clothing

Sofi’s Stitches – classic gowns, doublets, wench and rogue wear, accessories, and more!

Patterns and Instructions for MEdieval Russian Costumes

Almost Authentic Patterns for Renaissance Festival Garb

REMEMBER! You don’t have to buy … you don’t have to rent …. The above links are here

strictly to illustrate the various types of costume looks that are around the internet

Medieval Weapon Art TM

General Medieval and Renaissance Information

PREFACE: For those of you finding this webpage from internet searches … Please feel free to ‘borrow’ any information you find here if it helps you promote your Medieval and / or Renaissance Wedding Website. But Pleeease – post a message to let us know you are doing that! We hope you find both Our Medieval Links Page and Our Costume Links Page helpful to you. The content below was written Prior to our Medieval Wedding August 31, 2002. Thank-You.


Costume garb is optional. Be adventurous! We encourage all who wish to DRESS UP for our wedding

follow the Medieval and/or Renaissance styles.


There is a practical difference between Medieval and Renaissance

(Medieval covers approximately from 4th to 14th Century CE,

Renaissance approximately from the 15th to 17th century),

with of course some overlapping occurring.

However, for all practical intents of our themed wedding,

a mix of these styles is perfectly all right to maintain the general theme of the day.

Medieval dress runs from skirts, blouses and

bodices for ‘wench’ type costuming,

to elaborate gowns with draped sleeves and veiled hats.

For men, woodsman-style vests, shirts and pants

to richly brocaded tunics and hose.

Renaissance tends to more flowing gowns for women

and elaborate coats and breeches for the men.


What we’re calling the “medieval era” is huge, stretching from 450 to 1600 A.D. The period includes:

The borderline ancient/medieval period (mid- to late 400s A.D.), when Attila the Hun ruled.

The early medieval period (500 to 1050 A.D.), when knights sat at the round table, Prince Valiant was valiant, and Excalibur was lodged in that big stone.

The Middle Ages (1050 to 1450 A.D.), when the Crusades were in progress, William Wallace (a.k.a. Mel Gibson in Braveheart) was taking back Scotland, and Robin Hood was taking from the rich to give to the poor.

The Renaissance (1450 to 1600 A.D.), when Columbus sailed to the New World and Henry VIII reigned in England.


Basic medieval attire can consist of:

Royalty: the era’s most over-the-top, formal clothes

Merchant: pretty but not showy, indicating modest prosperity

Peasant: casual, carefree, outdoorsy, and largely unembellished

Classic medieval: women in long, slim-fitting gowns; men in tights and tunics

Classic renaissance: women in tight bodices and full skirts; men in tights, breeches, pirate shirts, and lace vests

Remember that simple styles will be most comfortable — some formal

medieval clothes are heavy and confining. Where to find the clothes? Order them from catalogs, have them custom-made, or rent them from local costume shops.



375 Hargrave Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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PH: (800) 823-6706 toll-free

Fax: (204) 943-7013

Ask MIKE to assist you, if you plan to rent from this company.

We are not demanding that you rent (or buy) attire for our wedding.

If you want to join our celebration in theme, but don’t really

want to go full costume .. try a cape, cloak, and hat

or even hairpiece or a wig could be used to add a ‘Medieval flavor’.

There are also many ideas you can get from the internet

to creating your own costume … and don’t worry…. it will look great!

In the links sections, you will see Costume sites .. feel free to

browse and get a better idea of what the clothes looked like in this era

If you browse the COSTUME link there are several

neat-O websites that you can see many examples and types of Medieval and Renaissance

clothing ..


– Mike Schiedel was very full of ideas

and well informed about the Medieval / Renaissance style garb effect we are looking

forward for – for the entire wedding party – including ourselves. We will be going

back in early June 2002 for final selection. We are also recommending that if any

of you want to rent costumes, or accessories … see Mike as, he will be familiar with

the many other people’s choices that are also being rented for our themed wedding affair.


Marriage in the Middle Ages

Medieval and Renaissance Wedding Page

Medieval and Renaissance Marriage

Medieval Drama Links Page

Internet Medieval SourceBook – Full Text

Medieval Wedding Site – Links and Resources

Montanaro’s Medieval Period (and links)

OpenHere Network – Search For Anything!

Type in ‘MEDIEVAL RENAISSANCE’ in the Search Query field

The Medieval Times – News Spanning Three Millenia

The Internet Renaissance Band – Medieval Music (mid,wav)

Musical Inspiration (midi sequencing)

An Index of Classical Music Web Site Links

Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature (1485-1603)

The NIXNET Medieval Art History Homepage

Things Medieval in the Modern World (MSN Group)

Gander Academy: Medieval Times Theme Page

Medieval Weapon Art TM