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  • Imogen Rich

    A handfasting ceremony is an ancient marriage ritual made popular in Ireland and Scottland during the Early Christian period. This symbolic lashing together of the couples hands is the origin of the familiar expression, tying the knot. Interesting and inexpensive alternative to a unity candle. Love this idea!!!!!

  • ⚓️Shawna❤️

    Hand fasting a nautical rope and ribbon would be darling. A handfasting ceremony is an ancient marriage ritual made popular in Ireland and Scottland during the Early Christian period. This symbolic lashing together of the couple's hands is the origin of the familiar expression, "tying the knot". Interesting and inexpensive alternative to a unity candle.

  • Shannon Imlay

    Handfasting is an ancient Ireland Celtic wedding tradition. I need to remember this when my (Irish) daughter ties the knot

  • Gwendolyn Moltz

    Irish wedding traditions - like the idea of the handfasting (something to do during the ceremony mom haha), and love the Irish toasts/wedding blessings. What do you guys think?

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Handfasting: The term "tying the knot" originates with the practice of handfasting. During the ceremony, the couple's hands are tied together with one or several colored cords or ribbons, symbolizing the desire of the couple to be united. The cord is often kept by the couple in a box or ornate bag as a reminder of their vows.

Handfasting is a beautiful way to literally tie the knot with your partner!

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