John and Emily's fasted hands

We were inspired by the old Celtic tradition of handfasting, and decided to incorporate a version of it into our wedding celebration.

John’s father read the scripture from our wedding and┬áreflected on the tradition of handfasting. We then recited our vows and concluded with an old Irish blessing.

After the handfasting, we created a human tunnel and invited guests to pass underneath as a way of symbolizing the support we’ve received in creating our life together.

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