Historically a term for “betrothal” or “wedding”, Handfastings are customary in Neopagan traditions, although they are becoming increasingly popular with couples seeking a different and meaningful way to mark their union. There is an emphasis upon nature and the four elements – earth, water, air and fire. Hence ceremonies usually take place outdoors, often in a place of spiritual significance or where the beauty of nature is evident. Vows taken may be for “a year and a day,” “a lifetime”, “for all of eternity” or “for as long as love shall last.” Basic elements include the tying of hands (the Handfasting, sometimes known as the Knot Ceremony) and often jumping the broomstick.
Whether you want a Handfasting reflecting a traditional version of the ceremony or a unique ceremony using the basic elements, as a Community Celebrant I help you achieve the ceremony of your dreams. Services include;
♥ Help to decide whether you want a traditional Handfasting ceremony or your own unique ceremony
♥ Help to write or select vows
♥ Suggestions for special rituals
♥ Provision of equipment for your ceremony
♥ Information on the legal implications of a civil ceremony
♥ A keepsake copy of your ceremony
Call me on 07917 222161 or 01453 757128 or contact me by email.
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