Handfasting, what exactly is it? When you hear someone say – they are going to tie the knot… why do we know its a wedding?
The Claddagh’s simple and recognizable design displays two hands holding on to a heart, and usually it also has a crown above it. What this means is often said to relate to love, friendship, and loyalty. Which in turn is what the ring stands for.
Rice is considered to be a “life giving” seed. It is thought that by throwing it on the couple they will be bestowed with fertility and have many children. According to http://www.ehow.com The tradition of throwing rice goes back centuries. Ancient Romans would shower a newly married couple with wheat, which symbolized fertility.
Fertility ritual? Death of Christ? What do they have in common?
Traditional Mehndi (Henna) Pre Wedding Ceremonies
In Morocco, Pakistan, India, and other surrounding countries, the wedding party has a traditional Mehndi (Henna) pre wedding celebration which happens a day prior to the marriage ceremony. Much like a grooms dinner or rehearsal party the night before…
Wedding ceremony script idea for incorporating the and washing ritual into the ceremony. Where DID this tradition come from?
We were so happy we chose to be married by Rev. Pamela. She is a warm loving person and made us feel so comfortable planning our wedding. The moment we walked in the door of her charming home we had a good feeling. This was our 2nd marriage and we chose to incorporate the hand fasting cord ritual into our ceremony. Each of our five children helped tie the knot. It was a beautiful day we will never forget. We highly recommend Rev Pam and Pine Manor!