Jump to content

Photo

Is anyone doing handfasting?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 heather007

heather007
  • Member
  • 620 posts

    Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:59 PM

    I'm thinking about adding a handfasting ritual to our ceremony, because it follows Francis' religious beliefs. Has anyone done this before?

    ~~

    #2 Erika J

    Erika J

      VIP Member

    • VIP Member
    • 8,569 posts

      Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:07 PM

      I have never heard of Hand fasting. Do you have more details on it?

      #3 tylersgirl

      tylersgirl
      • Sr. Member
      • 1,681 posts

        Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:09 PM

        Yeah, I have never heard of that either...Do tell!

        #4 Chiquita

        Chiquita
        • Sr. Member
        • 2,674 posts

          Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:09 PM

          I've never heard of this either.. what is it exactly?

          #5 heather007

          heather007
          • Member
          • 620 posts

            Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:18 PM

            Handfasting is basically where you bind yourselves together with a cord, ribbon, etc., and then exchange your vows. It's followed by Celtic beliefs/ religions and some Christian groups have incorporated it as well. It's basically bonding yourselves to each other for ever.

            I don't know a whole heck of a lot about it, but I think that it would be extermely meaningful to Francis if I brought it into the ceremony. I have my cross to put into my bouquet, so I think it's only fair to have his beliefs acknowledged as well. Before we got engaged, he said that he wanted to be handfasted, but afterwards we never really talked about it.

            I just don't know how to actually do it, so I'm hoping someone on this board has done it before to give me some guidence on it.

            His sister is very knowledgable in it, but she is in Australia at the moment and is so hard to get ahold of. Plus, I don't know of a shoppe here in town that I could go into asking about.

            ~~

            #6 Sapphire723

            Sapphire723
            • Member
            • 888 posts

              Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:34 PM

              I just did a search on handfasting and found the following sites:

              More info on it (says handfast lasts until you fall out of love not until death):
              Handfasting


              An example of a ceremony:
              Hand Fasting Ceremony


              A site where you can purchase the cords and find out how to tie them:
              Gaia's Handfasting Cords ~ Custom Cords and Kits

              #7 heather007

              heather007
              • Member
              • 620 posts

                Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:47 PM

                Oh, thank you so much!!!!

                ~~




                0 user(s) are reading this topic

                0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users