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Bespoke hand-fasting ceremonies
An ancient practice of binding people’s hands together to symbolise their union: so powerful and poignant that everyone from Scots to pagans claim it as their own. In fact, similar symbolic acts grace ceremonies across the world. My elegant non-religious version involves ribbons being wound, usually by family and friends.
Although hand-fasting inspired the phrase ‘tying the knot’, it doesn’t have to be used exclusively by couples – it can also celebrate family ties and friendship.
You’ll find fastings regularly feature in 350+ testimonials displayed above each page – symbolic acts like this stand the test of time for a reason.
A bespoke script, created through my own distinctive approach, would ground your hand-fasting, making full sense of its relevance and worth – extracts available on request.
Hand-fasting can be the main event, albeit with a contextual structure around it, or can take its place quite comfortably within a wider ceremony format.
Ever adaptable, the ribbon winding may be led with only a couple of important people chosen or several selected family and friends can take part.
A reading or music often complements – I also offer bespoke passages written with loved ones’ words such as wedding couples’ parents’ hopes for their future.
And to mark these life-defining moments, shared with your loved ones, you’ll have a tangible memento to enjoy – you get to keep your colourful knot.
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