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Monday, January 18, 2010

The Handfasting Ceremony

*HANDFASTING is an ancient Celtic wedding ritual in which the couples' hands are tied together with a ceremonial ribbon or cloth to symbolise the coming together & remaining tied together.

As this knot is now tied, so are your lives now bound. Woven into this cord, into its very fibres are all the hopes of your family & friends & of yourselves for your new life together. Remember that it is not the physical cord, but what it represents that keeps you together. The couple saves the ribbon or cloth as a keepsake. Here are some words that can be said with handfasting:

(Groom) and (Bride), know now before you go further, that since your lives have crossed in this life, you have formed eternal and sacred bonds.

As you seek to enter this state of matrimony you should strive
to make real the ideals that to you, give meaning this ceremony
and to the institution of marriage.

With full awareness, you are not only declaring your intent to be handfasted before your friends and family, but you speak that intent also to your creative higher powers.

The promises made today and the ties that are bound here greatly strengthen your union and will cross the years and lives of each soul's growth.

Do you still seek to enter this ceremony?.....”Yes we do”

(Groom) and (Bride), as your hands are bound together now, so your lives and spirits are joined in a union of love and trust.

Above you are the stars and below you is the earth.

Like the stars your love should be a constant source of light,
and like the earth, a firm foundation from which to grow.

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