The day you exchange vows with the person you love is one of the most important days of your life. What better way to celebrate your commitment to one another than with handfasting-the blessed marriage rite in which the hands of you and your beloved are wrapped in ribbon as you "tie the knot."
This symbolic binding together of your two loving souls is a timeless way to begin life's journey together. In this first book of the groundbreaking Passages series, Rev. Dr. Kendra Vaughan Hovey reveals the history behind the ritual. She clearly describes everything you need to plan your own ceremony, including how to:
- Find the right practice for you
- Select flowers and herbs-and discover their meanings
- Follow recipes and spells for incense and oils
- Write invocations and vows
- Integrate Pagan and non-Pagan traditions
- Choose the right officiant
With this magickal guide, you'll create a ceremony that not only reflects your devotion to one another but also ensures a lifetime of happiness!
History and origin of handfasting ceremonies -- Gods and goddesses -- Love and religion -- Handfastings and combining traditions for modern weddings -- Challenges of non-pagan family and friends -- Finding the right officiant -- Wedding budgets, dates, and locations -- Ceremony themes -- Ritual clothing and jewelry -- Flowers and herbs -- Incorporating incense, oils, and spells -- Handfasting feast -- Sample rituals, prayers, and ideas -- The first year and a day.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2012
Publisher: F+W Media