a handfasting for one of the group we were asked whether we
would marry a couple who were spiritually minded but not practising
pagans. We were delighted and honoured to be able to share
in this special day and bring an experience of the older,
nature-based religion back into people's lives.
Since then we have conducted several weddings around the country
and have been greatly encouraged by the fantastic positive
response from both the bride and groom and guests.
We feel that
our services offer a spiritual alternative to people who do
not practice orthodox religion, but who feel that civil ceremonies
are lacking in personal or spiritual content.
handfasting is a spiritual marriage or ceremony of commitment
which would have been performed by our ancestors and dates
back to pagan times. Our enchanted handfasting rituals are
rooted in tradition and nature, but yet are adapted for each
couple so that they are a deeply personal and divine experience
that will always remain in your heart. Ceremonies can be carried
out in a place of special significance - a tranquil copse
or meadow, or in a garden. Many couples choose to be legally
married in a registry office and be handfasted in the presence
of friends to bless and celebrate their joining. Others use
the ceremony to show their love to one another, and commit
to each other: choosing either a year and a day, a lifetime
or for eternity.