Handfasting is an ancient Celtic marriage ceremony, inspired by the Greeks, Etruscans, Romans and Norsemen where traditionally a length of cloth, cord, or ribbon was tied around a couple’s wrists. It is the eternal joining of two people in love. A sacred ceremony binding two souls as one and is a timeless way to begin life’s journey together whilst honouring the customs of our ancestors.
The Handfasting is a ceremonial statement of a feeling which binds two people together. It is not a Marriage which binds, but the Love, respect and enjoyment which two people share. What better way to celebrate your commitment to one another than with the hands of you and your beloved wrapped in ribbon as you “tie the knot.”
The most popular day for handfasting ceremonies with Pagans and Wiccans is Beltane, traditionally in May in the Northern Hemisphere, however in Australia, Beltane falls on 31st October (Samhain/Halloween in the Northern Hemisphere). Beltane celebrates the height of Spring and the flowering of life, a fitting holiday for a couple to declare they begin their journey together.
I create luxury, personalised Handfasting cords all made with 3 to 6 ribbons, cords, braiding or a combination. The cords are designed with the colours and styles of your choice. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like. Each Handfasting cord is a OOAK design and includes corresponding crystal chips to the cord colours as well as charms/symbols of our choice that have meaning to you and/or your family. Prices vary and range from $90 to $120 depending on how elaborate the braiding, how many strands and the type of charms and crystals you would like. I do have a few cords already made in my Etsy shop that are ready for shipping, anywhere in the world!
For more information, please email me so we can discuss your requirements and costs.