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Handfasting; An Ancient Celtic Wedding Tradition - Hence "Tying the Knot"
"Love this idea" Handfasting - Irish Wedding Tradition Each partner holds the hands of the other, right hand to right hand, left hand to left, their wrists crossed. The ribbon is wound around the wrists over the top of one and under and around the other, creating the infinity symbol. The practice gave way to the expression “tying the knot”. I need to find my clan tartan though..
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.
Handfasting Ceremony ~ a lovely addition to any marriage ceremony ~ of any faith. Anyone incorporating this into their ceremony?? Photo by larissacleveland.com
alternative wedding philosophy handfasting ceremony
The Western version of handfasting ceremony--use a country rope.
We may incorporate a handfasting ceremony. It would be another way to incorporate our Irish heritage.
Each guest tying a cord and offering a blessing: handfasting styles
A moderncelebrant.ca handfasting with a length of white silk. Our couple is Michelle and Ryan.
Handfasting is a beautiful way to literally tie the knot with your partner!
Handfasting Cord Wedding Teal Lace Light Blue. Neo-pagan wedding.
How to tie handfasting cords
Awesome Tying the Knot Wedding Invitation
DIY Wedding - Tying the knot save the date