Local Couple Draws from Groom’s Scottish Heritage for Medieval-Style Wedding

This couple went back in time with a wedding that featured a massive feast and an ancient marriage ritual.
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Amanda Handermann met her future husband Ryan McAllister at Cincy Winter Beerfest in 2013. She knew she had found someone special when he immediately got her sarcastic sense of humor and, later that evening back at his place, unknowingly whipped up her favorite snack (nachos!).

The couple wed in a medieval-style ceremony on October 13, 2018, with Celtic traditions, including a Scottish handfasting ritual that involved binding the couple’s hands with Ryan’s family tartan while reciting an ancient oath to one another. In place of champagne, guests toasted with a custom barrel-aged mead, which they drank from Viking-style drinking horns.

The bride works as a creative director at ChangeUP, and the groom is a creative director at Lightborne. The happy couple currently lives in Ft. Thomas.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: The Wayfarers | VENUE: Hermitage Farm, Goshen, Kentucky | WEDDING COORDINATOR: Alicia Sarantis, Weekend Wedding Warrior | FLOWERS: Giselle Callahan of Lovely Leaves | DESSERTS: Fat Ben’s Bakery | GOWN: Rebecca Schoneveld, Carrie Karibo Bridal | SUIT: Romualdo Bespoke Tailoring | BRIDE’S MAKEUP & HAIR: Carley Randall | INVITATIONS: Minted | LIVE FIRE COOKING & S’MORES: FireLab | MEAD: Woodstone Creek Distillery and Taft’s Brewing Co.

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