Hand-fasting Celebrant | Yorkshire
An ancient practice of binding people’s hands together to symbolise their union: so powerful and poignant everyone from Scots to pagans claim hand-fasting as their own. In fact, similar symbolic acts grace ceremonies worldwide. My elegant version involves ribbons, usually wound by family and friends.
I work as a humanist hand-fasting Celebrant in Yorkshire (Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Bradford, York, Harrogate, North Yorkshire), the Peak District and North West.
A bespoke script, created through my own distinctive approach as a hand-fasting Celebrant, would ground your ceremony, making full sense of its relevance and worth.
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.
‘To have something that personal delivered in such a heartfelt way, by someone we felt we knew and could totally depend on, was so special. Thanks also for taking time to talk to people afterwards. The feedback has been overwhelming.’
Laura + Paul
Hand-fasting can be the main event, albeit with a contextual structure around it, or it 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 being chosen or several selected family members and friends can take part.
As an experienced hand-fasting Celebrant I also offer accompanying bespoke passages written with loved ones’ words e.g. a wedding couple’s 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 forever – you get to keep your colourful knot.
Hannah Wroe Gill | Your Three Days
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