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Handfasting Celtic ceremony
In centuries gone by, folk-law shows hand fasting was a popular custom in the British Isles of the rural areas of Scotland, Wales and Ireland as these were known as the Celtic lands, and formerly recognized handfasting as a marriage, just as binding as one performed in a church.
The ancient practice of handfasting gives us the phrases we know today, "Tying the knot" and "The Bonds of Matrimony"
Meanings and Traditions
In traditional Celtic hand fasting the ribbons that bind the couple’s hands, are made up of thirteen different colors, each with its own special meaning.
How to choose your colors
Want to add something different in to your wedding ceremony - Adding a beautiful Unity to your Ceremony can make your wedding unique and different - (Couples supply items required for the additional unity ceremony)
Tree Planting Ceremony
Tree planting ceremony can be used to symbolize the joining together of two individuals or the joining of two families. After the ceremony, the couple plants the tree in at their home or a special location to symbolize the putting down of roots, longevity and strengths in their marriage.
Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich unity
This is a sweet and nutty fun unity, that offers a couple to make a sandwich and eat at the same time.
The Oathing Stone is an old Scottish tradition where the Bride and Groom place their hands upon a stone while saying their wedding vows. Called the oathing stone it was thought to be the best way to express your solemn promise in physical form.
A ring warming is when you give your family and friends to hold and imbue your wedding bands with a wish, blessing or prayer for your marriage.
"Blending of the Sands" is the pouring of different colored sands together symbolizing joining as one, (Children or family members can be added if required as a joining of both families)
Unity Candle Ceremony
The unity candle ceremony uses two taper candles with a large pillar candle, together you lite the centre pillar candle to symbolize joining as one.
Wine Ceremony - Blending of Wines
Wine Ceremony is the pouring of two different colored wines together into one glass and drinking from the mixed wine glass and symbolizing the joining of you both
Wine box & Love Letters Ceremony
Contains a bottle of wine and each of the couple writes a love letter to the other, and seals the envelope. During the ceremony these letters are placed in to the box with the wine and the box is locked.
On your 5th wedding anniversary, the box can be opened to read the love letter's you on your Wedding Day.
Glass Unity Ceremony
As a couple you choose 2 colors of glass, during the unity glass ceremony you both mix the two different colors. The glass color that represents each of you into one jar