As many fans already know, “Game of Thrones” is having another big wedding in the coming season. Just when viewers were finally getting over the events of the Red Wedding, Joffrey and Margaery will tie the knot in an event affectionately known as the Purple Wedding in Season 4.
The official “Game of Thrones” production blog reveals that filming on the Royal Wedding has wrapped. Even more exciting is the fact that this will be one of the biggest events in the series since Season 1.
“In terms of principal cast members in attendance, the Royal Wedding was one of the largest scenes we’ve filmed since the premiere season, with 23 named parts appearing on any given day,” Cat Taylor writes on the blog. “In addition, we were delighted to welcome 218 extras as guests to the event, some of them travelling from the other side of Europe and the United States to be a part of the experience.”
There were no spoilers written about the events of the Purple Wedding, but George R.R. Martin did tease the event in a recent interview with TV Guide. He even explains why it’s called the “Purple Wedding” (though some fans might have different reasons).
“It’s going to be the wedding of the year, and as memorable in its own way as our wedding last season,” he says. “It’s what the fans call the Purple Wedding, based on the color of the wine, which plays a big part. It looks spectacular, the bride’s dress incorporates roses, there are 77 courses at the dinner feast, and there’s some wonderful halftime entertainment.”
The Purple Wedding was filmed in the Sept of Baelor set, which is located in Belfast. The reception was later shot outdoor in Parc Gradac in Dubrovnik, Croatia. New production designer Deb Riley put together the event. Below is the image posted on the “GoT” blog. Are you looking forward to this latest “Game of Thrones” wedding?