Handfasting is an ancient Celtic tradition and represents the eternal joining of two people in love in a sacred ceremony of commitment. Best performed at sunrise or sunset when both the sun and moon are in the sky.
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Create a middle-earth inspired wedding celebration In a forest, barn or vineyard. An arch or chuppah overflowing with lush greenery, rustic tablescapes of flowers and fruit featuring vibrant colours and gold rimmed goblets.
Elves, hobbits and the race of men adorned in cloaks and gowns. A Kings feast with spit roasted meats with root vegetables baked in rosemary and garlic, pot pies, crispy baked fish and delicious crusty breads, washed down with plenty of ale, mead and robust reds. A spectacular tiered cake with perhaps a secret message in Elven script and cut by the couple with a sword. Lanterns and candles, firelight, lively dancing and breathtaking fireworks.
A Celtic, medieval or Elven style wedding dress with gossamer sleeves or deep, rich velvet or long, layers of embossed silk and satin and a faux fur shrug. Long, loose tendrils and braids and flowers in your hair or perhaps a silver circlet and a mystical cascading sweet bouquet.
A hand-fasting and a ceremony of the four elements invoking each unique strength to unite the couple.
"I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of the world alone." Arwen [from Lord of the Rings]