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The Daily Prophet | Announcement of Nuptials

Astoria Greengrass Weds Draco Lucius Malfoy December 12th

Astoria Greengrass of Amersham, Bucks., and Draco Lucius Malfoy of Mere, Wilts., were married Saturday, December 12th, four o’clock in the afternoon at Forde Abbey in Somerset. Theodore Nott of Lyndhurst, Hants., officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Greengrass of Amersham, Bucks.

The bridegroom is the son of the Lord and Lady Malfoy of Mere, Wilts.

The wedding was held at Forde Abbey. The couple married in the Great Hall, with the reception held on the front lawn, through the archway of Chard’s Tower.

Music performed by the string quartet, Barba Tenus Sapientes. The bridal party advanced to Bach’s Sinfonia. The bride progressed to Rigaudon by Campra. Jazz musician, Alcott Rosier of Harpenden, Herts., played for the recessional.

During the ceremony Bianca Travers of Ascot, Berks., read Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. Gregory Goyle of Winchcombe, Gloucs., tried to read My Luve by Robert Burns.

Blaise Zabini of Barga, Tuscany, was best man. Usher-groomsmen were Marcus Flint of Aldeburgh, Suff., Terence Higgs of Wilmslow, Ches., and Miles Bletchley of Burford, Oxon. They wore black tuxedos with purple ties and boutonnieres of black roses.

Daphne Greengrass of Mere, Wilts., was maid of honour. Bridesmaids were Tracy Davis of Stockbridge, Hants., Sally-Anne Perks of Mere, Wilts., and Millicent Bulstrode of Hale, Ches. They wore purple gowns and carried bouquets of white roses and dwarf irises.

The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a sleeveless satin gown with a detailed train. She carried a bouquet of white peonies. The stems were wrapped in black satin ribbon. Controversially, she wore her hair loose.

For her daughter’s wedding Mrs. Greengrass wore an olive green beaded gown.

Lady Malfoy, the bridegroom’s mother, chose a black column gown with lace detailing at the shoulders.

The bride’s grandmother, Mrs. Greengrass of Amersham, Bucks., wore a navy blue sheath dress with pale green gloves.

Each was presented a corsage of purple dwarf irises.

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This is for reqionalatbest, who requested wedding invitations, and the anon who requested Draco/Astoria! x

anonymous asked:

Jamie's new project sounds really good. I don't know whether it is comedy but I wanted him to do lighter roles and this is exactly it is. So happy and proud of J & D's new projects. And and this movie is based in LA 😏 Heyyy 😉 Just hoping Dakota's movie too will be shot around there. Looks like jams are particularly not feeling very happy about Js new projects back to back. They want him locked up in Glouces. But nah 😂👋

The project might be like a dramedy…


Beauchamp & family tree

The Domesday book, com­piled some twenty years after Duke William’s con­quest of England, shows Hugh de Beauchamp to have been well rewarded for his loyalty. Walter, believed to have been his third son, although not so proved con­clusively, held Elmley Castle in Glouces­tershire and was granted further lands and offices by Henry I, which he was able to pass on to his son William. In the conflict between King Stephen and the Empress Maud, William took Maud’s part and suf­fered the loss of Worcester Castle and much else, but all his honors and estates were restored by Henry II, so that he was able subsequently to bequeath to his son, another William, the office of sheriff in Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Glouces­tershire, and Herefordshire.

The second William died early, leaving his son Walter still a minor. Walter was briefly succeeded by his elder son, Walche­line, who died in the same year as his fa­ther, and then by Walcheline’s only son, William, husband of Isabel, sister and heiress of William Mauduit, Earl of War­wick. The eldest son of this alliance, William, the first Beauchamp Earl of War­wick, founded one of the most powerful English families of the High Middle Ages. The third son, Walter, a crusader, married Alice de Tony, and his third son and even­tual heir, Giles, had a son, John, whose elder son, William, was sheriff of Worcestershire and of Gloucestershire. William’s son John was elevated to the peerage in 1447 as Lord Beauchamp of Powick.  The brother of William, sheriff of Worcestershire and of Gloucestershire, was Walter, whose elder son, William, married Elizabeth de Braybrooke, heiress to the St. Amand barony, and was subse­quently summoned to Parliament in her right as Baron de St. Amand. Their son Richard was attainted in the first year of the reign of Richard III, but was restored immediately Henry VII became king. He had no children other than his illegitimate son, Anthony St. Amand, and as no other heirs were known, the barony of St. Amand has been judged extinct, but his will shows that he bequeathed a cup to his “niece Leverseye,” a girl who is assumed to have been his wife’s niece but, it has always been accepted, might have been the child of an unknown sister of his own.

It was not until quite recently, when Dr. Quentin L. Beauchamp, the noted histo­rian and archaeologist, examined some old documents found in Warwick Castle, that the existence of Richard’s full sister Isabel was revealed, and the consequences of her daughter Leverseye’s only child’s marriage to the son of Richard’s illegitimate An­thony were recognized as continuing the ancient barony. The full facts about the scandal that persuaded the family to keep that marriage secret, and to attempt to eliminate the evidence for the existence of Isabel and Leverseye, have yet to be pub­lished by Dr. Beauchamp, but the prepara­tion for his claim to be recognized as Lord St. Amand is currently in the hands of a well-known firm of peerage lawyers, and doubtless the details of the scandal, rumored to be associated with the involve­ment of Isabel’s husband, a close companion of Henry VII, with the death of the Princes in the Tower “after” the death of Richard III, will doubtless soon be released.

Dr. Beauchamp’s sole heir is his niece, Claire Randall, who will be recognized by the Committee for Privileges in the House of Lords as heir presumptive to the title.

From the records of The Baronage Press, ca. 1936

Diana Gabaldon, The Outlandish Companion