What is hand fasting?

Susan Foxall Ceremonies, Handfastings, Uncategorised, Weddings 0 Comments

This post is all about handfasting – I am asked many times what handfasting is, so here’s a brief lesson! For more details, please contact me to learn about this beautiful ancient ritual – it’s where marriage began. The term Handfasting comes from an Old Norse  meaning “to strike a bargain by joining hands”. Orginally couples were joined together in this way in Britain before the 1750s when the Marriage Act ended the custom as the Church got involved. In ancient Greece and Rome garlands were made of magnolia, elder and roses which was …

Why choose a celebrant

Susan Foxall Baby Namings, Ceremonies, Funerals, Handfastings, Vow Renewals, Weddings 0 Comments

If you choose a Celebrant for your wedding, for example, you can also choose where, when, words, vows, music – no restrictions Your day, your way. Please note however, that under current English law, a Celebrant cannot carry out the legal bit (watch this space, as this will change in time!) – so you need to go to the Register office first – just as you would register a birth, you register the marriage.  You then get your licence to have your most personal and unique wedding celebration exactly how …