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handfasting. This is an Irish tradition that would be a neat way to incorporate J's Irish heritage. I'd just have to find something Italian to even things out ;)

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Handfasting is an ancient Celtic ceremony of betrothal or wedding that dates back to pre-Medieval times and usually involves the tying or binding of the hands of the bride and groom with a cord or ribbon. Such ceremonies are widely practiced by Pagans. "This cord is a reminder of today, and a promise of the days to come which will be shared in your love for one another."