- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2008
I was just reading over the Classic Bride’s blog (http://classicbride.blogspot.com/) and came across a blurb about hand blessings. She linked to The Wedding Goddess – the main site for the book – who has a lovely page dedicated to this ritual that I had never heard of before:
"These are the hands of your best friend. They are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief wracks your mind.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
May these hands always reach out with love, tenderness and respect.
May these hands continue to build a loving relationship that lasts a lifetime.
With eyes locked, and hands linked, this ritual is a beautiful symbol of the union of two hearts, two lives, and two souls."
More info here: http://www.weddinggoddess.com/work7.htm
So lovely! I am definitely going to add this to my ceremony, probably right after the ring exchange. Is anyone else doing a hand blessing?