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Wedding ceremony: including a handfasting

Updated: Apr 17, 2019

A Handfasting Ceremony originates as an old Pagan custom dating back to the ancient Celts. Today it is used as a ritual to bind a couples hands together during their ceremony and either carried out before, during or after reciting their vows. It symbolises connection and devotion to one another.

It is often chosen by couples to symbolise their devotion to one another and also to include children or extended family members. Each one is written and created individually to suit your particular relationship.

It is highly symbolic of the bond is already shared and the tie of commitment which they make to one another during the ceremony. The fastening of hands is steeped in tradition and magical meaning and is in fact where the saying ‘tying the knot’ originates from.

There are beautiful ribbons and fastenings available and the colour choices are made to suit each individual circumstance. Maybe you have children you wish to include in the ceremony, maybe you have parents or step parents you would like to give a special role to. The choice is yours as with all my ceremonies. There is no 'compulsory', it is all unique and written especially for you and hence there can never be a 'sample'.

Making your ceremony at the heart of your day. Memories to last a lifetime.

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