Wedding Ceremony Tradition – Handfasting Don’t just get married – Tie The knot! Today, more and more couples are looking for a way to express a deeper commitment to each other.
Many have been married before and want their new partner to know a greater level of commitment. Or they have children from another marriage and want them to feel apart of the ceremony that is going to change their lives too. And some are soulmates, and want to declair their love. All perfectly illustrated by adding the symbolic handfasting ritual.
Tying the couple’s hands together as they say their vows; beautiful & romantic; but beware, also a binding. A serious vow made connecting the couple and their families FOREVER. It’s a very romantic and very serious ritual prefect to incorporate kids and blend families. It’s very powerful romantic energy easily takes on the meaning that the couple has for doing it. Please don’t take it lightly. This is ole’ world tradition – there is no divorce from a handfasting – this IS a life commitment, and some believe it binds you for life-times. Especially if you have a blessed cord.
The concept of a Handfasting is said to
have originated with the ancient Celtic
culture generally thought to be an
engagement ceremony binding for a
year and a day. But research shows the
handfasting ritual (in some form) is found
in almost everyone’s ancestry and is a
permenant commitment. The term
“tie the knot”, or “give one’s hand in
marriage” still in comon use today,
originated with the practice of handfasting.
Rev Pamela is a Chicago area Wedding Officiant and travels a four state area officiating legal weddings, civil unions and same-sex marriages, and pagan handfastings (both legal marriages & spiritual ones) . She also holds weddings in her home. You can commission her to make your handfasting cord. Handfasting cord colors can be found on HandFastingCord.net