'Game of Thrones' Purple Wedding to be 'as memorable' as Red Wedding, says author

Another “Game of Thrones” wedding is on the way. Like Season 3’s Red Wedding, Season 4’s Purple Wedding will be a massive event on the show, and book author George R.R. Martin says the upcoming matrimony will be “as memorable” as its predecessor.

“It’s going to be the wedding of the year, and as memorable in its own way as our wedding last season,” Martin tells TV Guide. “It’s what the fans call the Purple Wedding, based on the color of the wine, which plays a big part.”

That wine comment should be a good hint as to where the wedding will take place, as there are certain Westeros citizens who are obsessed with the stuff and would demand it at a wedding. Expect for this to be a full-on wedding, and with a lot more festivities taking place than what went on at the Red Wedding. (In fact, you can get a good idea of how the Purple Wedding will look based on these Season 4 set photos.) Martin has apparently already had a sneak peek of how the big event will look.

“[The scenes] look spectacular,” he says. “The bride’s dress incorporates roses, there are 77 courses at the dinner feast, and there’s some wonderful halftime entertainment.”

Now that’s something to look forward to. “Game of Thrones” Season 4 premieres on HBO in Spring 2014. New cast members include Joel Fry as Hizdahr zo Loraq, Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell, Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand and Hafthor Julies Bjornsson as Ser Gregor Clegane, while Joseph Gatt, Mark Gatiss, Jane McGrath, Paola Dionisotti, Gabrielle Dempsey and Michael Huisman have joined in undisclosed roles.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz