Handfasting

Handfasting

“Upon this day, our hands be bind
as a symbol of our hearts entwined”

Handfasting

A handfasting is a Celtic wedding ritual. The word "handfasting" says it all: the "fastening" of the hands to each other. This ritual is called "Tabhair Dom do Lámh" by the Celts. Remnants of this ritual can still be found in the shaking of hands at an important contract. A handfasting is performed with a rope or ribbon in which a knot is made. The cord symbolises the faith you have in your relationship and this ribbon connects both hands and both hearts ime, optional exchange of rings, blessing of hands, candle ritual, jumping over the broom. Every handfasting ritual is unique. I am happy to listen to your wishes during an introductory interview.

Farewell Ritual/Divorce

Originally, the Celts used the handfasting ritual to start a relationship of one year and one day. When the circle was complete, a conscious choice was made to continue as a couple or to separate. Have you grown apart as a couple or are you ready for a new path? Then you can go through a separation ritual privately or as a couple. It is very healing to end a relationship in a ceremony. This way everyone can go his or her own way again with an open heart.