(Closed) Anyone here have/having a pagan wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes! there is a pagan forum for related topics. Welcome! 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 🙂

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