Post # 1
Sorry in advance if this has already been asked, but I couldn’t be bothered looking on the boards hah…
So anyway, my fiance and I are planning on having a small elopement type ceremony in my home state of Washington, and then coming back to Wales (where he’s from) to have an O.T.O. wedding (Ordo Templi Orientis, if anyone knows what that is) with a Gnostic Mass and all the other bells and whistles.
I was just wondering what plans all you other Pagans had in store for your upcoming weddings? Or what you did if you’ve already been married. Photos welcome!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2013 - Canal St Inn
Yo! Where my pagan sisters at?!
Hello from another Washington Bride (not my homestate, but I love it here). We’re planning on having a handfasting a few days after Beltane in New Orleans, where we met, fell in love, and where I was born. We’re going to have a cord that we make ourselves, lots of candles, and I’d really like a bonfire to jump instead of a besom. I’m also planning on having a Maypole dance with the wedding party and immediate family to display at the ceremony or reception (or both).
I found this flickr set in an OffBeat Bride article. There are a lot of things that I’d love to have at my own ceremony.
Post # 4
I would have loved to have a pagan wedding, but my my husband is not pagan and, really, neither am I anymore. I am kind of… nothing. I do have strong pagan leanings though and one thing I insisted on was having a handfasting. I love what it means to me and once I explained it to my husband, he loved it too. I also wrote our ceremony and included a lot of references to pagan spirituality. Stuff that means a lot to me and my husband.
Here’s a picture!
Post # 5
Yes! there is a pagan forum for related topics. Welcome! 🙂
Post # 6
Im not familiar with the whole Pagan wedding thing. Very interested in knowing what the difference is. I will count this as my something I learned today..lol
Post # 7
Sort of. Haha. Fiance is Catholic, I’m Unitarian, but both sets of parents aren’t strict about this sort of thing (thank goodness), so we are:
– having a Jewish Cantor (a friend of ours) as our officiant
– including a Bible reading
– doing a Pagan hand fasting ceremony instead of unity candle/sand/whatever
There is a SUPER cool picture in Pinterest land of the ceremony seating set up as a labrynth for a Pagan ceremony- but we have too many guests to pull that off.
Post # 8
@shadowblind: Ooooh I love those photos! The Maypole idea is really awesome. I definitely hope to see some photos when your wedding comes up!
@peasantsong: Your dress is lovely! Sounds like your ceremony was really personal, something I hope to incorporate into mine too.
Post # 9
@mtnhoney: Totally realized that after I posted in ceremonies haha. D’oh!
@mandypop: Sounds very universal haha, something for everyone!
Post # 10
Hi! I am Pagan and my Fiance is not particularly religious, but would claim Pagan if you asked him. But we are the only ones in our family/friend circle who are so…
On that note, I didn’t want to have an overtly pagan ceremony and make guests feel awkward. I feel a little out of place at a definitively Catholic ceremony, so I figured to extend the courtesy of avoiding hyper-religious references. Instead I inserted slightly pagan references that are directly related to love/relationship issues and therefore might be overlooked by unknowing guests.
My ceremony outline looks like this:
elemental blessing, handfasting, ring and vow exchange, and broom jump.
I just ordered a bunch of satin cords from a craft store and will braid my own cords for the handfasting. I also made my own besom for the broom jump. We included some tidbits about the symbolism in our program so guests can follow along. I love working with the elements as a Wtich so I included the blessing, but worded it so it just sounds creative and romantic. Things such as ..”May the Earth represent a strong foundation on which to build our love..” etc.
Here is a picture of my broom. I will try to post pictures of the cords after I make them 🙂