Handfasting

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 reflected 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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