Handfasting Wedding Ceremonies

Handfasting or the tradition of tying two people together (Tying the Knot) is centuries old, you can have a full pagan wedding or just add elements of the tradition into your ceremony.

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A pagan handfasting dates back to our ancient Celt ancestors, the ceremony bound the couple together for one year and one day, this enable the couple to have a trial marriage to see if they wanted to make the commitment more permanent.

The tradition of tying the knot is a symbolic cord tied around the couples hands as a sign of infinity. You can have a full pagan ceremony or just incorporate some elements of a handfasting wedding.

Some examples are:

  • Jumping the broom
  • Blessings, prayers, pledges & sonnets
  • Herbs & Flowers
  • Food & Drink, traditionally mead (honey wine)
  • Ring blessing

Do you have to be Wiccan or Pagan to have a handfasting?
You do not need to be either and you can incorporate the tradition into any ceremony.

The Giving of Rings Verse
I take you my heart
At the rising of the moon
And the setting of the stars.
To love and to honour
Through all that may come.
Through all our lives together
In all our lives,
May we be reborn
That we may meet and know
And love again,
And remember

We have a top photographers that can capture your special ceremony.

We are always on the look out for new Pagan venues for our portfolio.


They start from £395.00, with £100 deposit. Balance is due one month before your wedding date. See FAQs

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Celebrant Paula Wratten

Wedding Ceremony Processs

  • A Skype Consultation Meeting, unlimited email, telephone or Skype conference calls.
  • Access to my comprehensive selection of poems and readings.
  • A bespoke wedding ceremony that will be created by Paula, individual to you.
  • Options to include a Hand-fasting, Unity Candle, Rose, Loving Cup or Sand ceremony - at no extra charge.
  • Freedom to include religious, spiritual and/or wedding traditions from around the globe.
  • A Commemorative wedding certificate, to be signed by the Bride, Bridegroom and two witnesses (great photo opportunity).
  • A beautiful keepsake copy of the wedding ceremony script.
  • Travel to your wedding location within England and Wales. Europe and USA by separate discussion.
  • A Rehearsal with me (the evening before or early on your wedding day) with the bridal party.
  • By arrangement photos by one of the UK’s top photographers.
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