(Closed) any other brides of Celtic heritage doing handfasting?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Can you explain what a handfasting is?? 😀

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@OhwhataJenn:  Thats really cool, I never heard of it! Thank you for sharing :))

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve got Irish heritage & we’re using a handfasting in our ceremony – I love it!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We didn’t end up doing it, but since Darling Husband is of Celtic heritage, I pitched the idea to him.  He declined, which surprised me because he’s so enthusiastic about that part of his family background.  The German and Italian, not nearly as much.  

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we totally did one too. 🙂

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@OhwhataJenn:  We’ll do the handfasting as we say most of our vows, then exchange rings as a more practical sign & say a small thing with the rings too.

We’re only going to use one cord, rather than 6 or so. We’re going to have my partner’s parents bring up the cord & wrap it around our hands. They’ll have been married over 50 yrs by the time of the wedding, we thought it was a nice way of including them & maybe some of their “luck” will rub off on us!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I want to do this, but keep forgetting to ask Fiance if he is interested.  

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are getting married this Monday and are doing a Handfasting.  We spoke to our officiant last night about working it in (Non-denominational ceremony).  We’re doing the vows, then ring exchange then the Handfasting.  We made our own cord by each braiding 3 strands (mine 3 types of green, his three types of blue) and together braiding 3 strands of white patterned ribbon.  Then braided the 3 braids and sewed little flowers on it.  After the ceremony we’re going to frame it with a picture taken during the ceremony and the words printed.  I think it is a beautiful tradition and am so excited for it.

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