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What is it all about?

The handfasting ceremony has its roots in ancient Celtic tradition and dates as far back as 7000 B.C. In ancient Ireland,  when two people chose to be married, they were brought together to have a braided cord or ribbon tied around their hands in the presence of a priest or priestess. This act  acknowledged the pair's engagement, which typically ran the length of a year.

Nowadays couples often hold a handfasting ceremony in the same vain as a wedding or add handfasting into their wedding ceremony. this has become ever more popular with the film Braveheart and of course Game of Thrones. 

A hand fasting is done for a couple who commit to this life together or every life together. A hand fasting can also be done as an engagement. A promise to your beloved for a year and a day. More and more couples are hand fasting. Each time a year and a day passes they decide together if they would like to commit for another year and a day. 

Celebrate your special day your way Include your own spirituality if you have one or make it Celtic ‘ tying a the knot

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Handfasting: The Story


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