Sue Skillings - Independent Cornish Celebrant Tel: 07850011290 Shortlisted for Wedding of the Year 2017 by
Sue Skillings - Independent  Cornish Celebrant      Tel: 07850011290 Shortlisted for Wedding of the Year 2017by


A Handfasting is another way of celebrating your relationship, based on old traditions from the British Isles, including the idea of a ‘trial marriage’ practiced by Celtic Christians. Vows can be taken for, “A year and a day,” “A lifetime,” “For all eternity,” or, “As long as love shall last.”

Modern handfastings are popular amongst neo-pagans, though the ceremony can be adapted as a humanist or spiritual one. I will design your handfasting with you to ensure it fits comfortably with your beliefs and values.


Handfastings are usually 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, which can be a powerful way of focussing on the different aspects of a relationship and the qualities you want to bring into your marriage.

We are located at:

12 Talveneth, Redruth, Cornwall. TR15 1SU

Contact us today!

If you would like some further information or want to talk about your ideas for a ceremony then give me a call on:

07850 011 290

Or use the Contact Us form.

Get social with us.

Print Print | Sitemap
© Susan Skillings