Scottish & Celtic Handfasting

Handfasting is the traditional marriage of Scotland. It is also the origin of the saying ‘tying the knot’ comes from as the couple would stand beside each other and two ribbons or cords were tied around their hands as they made promises to love and take care of each other.

The Handfast can be part of your legal wedding, renewal of vows or handfast (wedding blessing) if you wish.

There’s a bit more history to it and, during a ceremony, I explain what the handfasting is to your guests – you may have seen it in a film (i.e. Braveheart!!) but it is a very lovely tradition here in Scotland.. and still active in Scandinavia and the Ukraine!

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