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Hand Fasting

Committing to each other with hand fasting

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Traditionally, this is an old Celtic custom which can be a stand alone ceremony or part of your wedding celebration or civil partnership. Originally a couple would have a hand fasting ceremony to commit to each other up to a year before their formal wedding.

In the ceremony, the couple will have their hands secured together with rope, ribbon or braid as a formal sign of their dedication to each other. This is where the phrase ‘tying the knot’ originates.

This is a beautiful ancient custom suitable for any couple in love wanting to show their union in a very visual way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hand fasting ceremony?

The is an old Celtic ceremony where hands are actually tied together. It is where the term ‘tying the knot’ originated. The four elements may also used be within the ceremony: earth, water, fire and air. This can be a stand alone ceremony or encompassed within a wedding.

Will you explain why we have chosen to do this at the ceremony?

It is important that your guests understand why you have chosen this and it will be explained.

Will you supply the hand fasting ribbon?

You may wish to supply this yourself but I am happy to supply too. We will discuss whether it is to be a ribbon, braid or rope and what the colours it will be.

What kind of keepsake can we have?

Once tied, the knot is never undone. This can then be mounted into a frame providing you with a memorable keepsake of your happy day.

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If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Helen today.