It was a beautiful day at Jamestowne Island - perfect weather for the wedding of John Rolfe and Pocahontas. The World of Pocahontas put on a beautiful commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage, and I was fortunate enough to attend the morning ceremony.
Caution: This is a picture-intensive post!
Quite a crowd had gathered to witness the ceremony.
A bit of period music was played beforehand:
The wedding party processed in:
|The groom, in red.|
|The bride, in her exquisitely embroidered jacket.|
A look at the bride's full ensemble:
The ceremony begins:
I believe this was Opachisco, Pocahontas's uncle:
He gave some remarks on how the Pamunkey tribe viewed this union.
Members of the Jamestowne colony shared their own thoughts on the marriage, as well:
As I understand it, historians cannot agree on which minister officiated the wedding, so we had them both. Rev. Alexander Whitaker and Rev. Richard Buck:
And they were married!
The wedding party kindly stayed on the stage a little while for photos: