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Brin had called a preliminary council of war... er... Handfasting. All five women involved in the wedding were assembled at her house in the Rhine Valley to hash out preliminary points, like when, suggestions as to where, and some vague idea of who would be invited.
The last answer was the easiest: everybody, or virtually everybody who was anybody in the Twilight Realm, plus a lot of people who didn't possess social status yet were dear to the family. However, that made choosing a venue difficult, at best. Where, in the mortal realm, could you hold an gala of that size out in the open, and not be disturbed by random humans walking their dogs? It was a conundrum that would have to unravel itself after a date was selected, though.
Marea was the one who said it; the next major holiday, after Samhain, was Yule. And the Solstice had such beautiful symbolism, the return of the light.