The Handfasting Ceremony


A Celtic Handfasting is a beautiful ceremony that can augment your vows and ring exchange. In the version that I have written , multiple colored cords, (some of which are embellished with beads, gemstones and charms), are draped over the couple’s hands as promises are read. Very often, a close friend or one of the bridal party will assist in draping the cords; this is a great way to make them active participants.

Including distinctive and meaningful rituals like the handfasting is a way to truly make your ceremony a highly personal one. This ceremony is one of my clients’ favorites. Thank you, Kris and Ashley, for this beautiful photo of your ceremony.