A Handfasting is based on old traditions from the British Isles, including the idea of a trial marriage practiced by Celtic
A Handfasting can be part of a wedding ceremony and is increasingly popular. They are often conducted outdoors, sometimes in a
circle and include the symbolic tying of the hands with a cord or ribbon which you can make yourself.
The ceremony can also draw on the symbolism of the elements of air, fire, water and earth, and be a
powerful way to focus on the different aspects of a relationship.