the white ribbon on her wrist is a circle headcanon of mine –
a circle mage "wedding" could easily consist of a pair (or, you know, more) of mages looping a length of ribbon or some robe trim around each others wrists and swearing their own vows to one another, then cutting the length in however many appropriate pieces, with each partner wearing it tied around their wrist as a wedding "band." signifies to their mage peers that they are committed, but doesn't necessarily call attention from templars.
for her wedding, she and alistair have a symbolic handfasting – obviously she doesn't have to rely on "special dispensation" from circle authorities to allow her marriage, since she's a warden, so she could easily just have a regular chantry-officiated wedding – but those are, in all honesty, pretty meaningless to her. the circle-style ceremony is what matters.
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