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Handfasting Ceremonies

Welcome to Handfasting Ceremonies at Rituals of Love, where ancient traditions meet modern love stories. Discover the profound beauty of this sacred rite, dating back over 7000 years BC.





What is a Handfasting Ceremony?

Handfasting is a timeless ritual, a symbolic gesture of commitment and unity between two individuals. Dating back to ancient times, it involves the binding of hands with ribbons or cords, signifying the couple's deepened connection and enduring love.


At Rituals of Love, we honour this tradition, infusing it with personal meaning and a contemporary flair.

Why choose a Handfasting Ceremony?

Choosing Handfasting at Rituals of Love means embracing a ritual steeped in history and spirituality. It's more than a ceremony; it's a profound expression of love and commitment. Handfasting allows couples to celebrate their unique bond, irrespective of cultural backgrounds or beliefs, making it a truly inclusive and meaningful choice.

 Elements of Handfasting 
Wind Element

'The Beginning'

- North 

The element of Air in a Pagan ceremony

Fire element

'Flame of Love'

- East

The element of Fire in a Pagan ceremony


Wave element

'The Ring Blessing'

- South 

The element of Water in a Pagan ceremony

Earth Element

'The Handfasting' 

- West

The element of Earth in a Pagan ceremony

Spiritual Elements at Rituals of Love

Jumping the Broom or Besom Ceremony: This ceremony dates back to the 1600s. Jumping  the broom together has long been part of weddings for couples who want to reflect tradition. It has roots in the Celtic culture including Welsh, Celtics, Druids and Gypsies.

Cake & Mead Ceremony: The "cake and ale" is served at the end of the ceremony and is given to the guests by the couple.


Our Handfasting Ceremonies are priced from £800.

Please get in touch to discuss what this price includes and to add any extras to your Handfasting Ceremony.

For our other ceremonies, pricing is subject to consultation unless stated otherwise.

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