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Handfasting

An Adventure in Love

A Handfasting is essentially a wedding. The term comes from ancient cultures that used to "tie the knot" around married partners' hands as a sign of unity. This traditional ceremony has been adapted to modern life for our everyday pagan community.


Here at 4OLK we have 4 ordained ULC ministers who are happy to perform a handfasting! They've even been through the process themselves, so if you need real life examples of simple, pagan friendly ceremonies we're just the place!

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Handfasting (Definition)

  • " plural -s. archaic : betrothal. : an irregular or probationary marriage contracted by joining hands and agreeing to live together as man and wife. also : the living together under such an agreement."  (Merriam Webster

  • "Handfasting is an ancient Celtic ritual in which the hands are tied together to symbolize the binding of two lives."(Brides)

  • "The phrase refers to the making fast of a pledge by the shaking or joining of hands." (Wikipedia)

  • "M​ay define an unofficiated wedding (in which a couple marries without an officiant, usually with the intent of later undergoing a second wedding with an officiant), a betrothal (an engagement in which a couple has formally promised to wed, and which can be broken only through divorce), or a temporary wedding (in which a couple makes an intentionally temporary marriage commitment)" (Wikipedia)

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Outdoor Wedding Table
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Brides Kissing
Civil Partnership
Outdoor Wedding Altar
Gay Couple with their Daughter
Expecting

Officiants Role

Our Intuitive Consultants are all ULC ordained Ministers from various backgrounds.

  • 3, 6, or 9 months of Pre-Marital Spiritual Coaching

  • Vow Writing Assistance

  • Ceremony Scripting

  • Day of Ceremony (Outdoor Option)

  • Marriage Altar Smudge Box

  • Ceremony Group Smudge

  • After Service Check-in Coaching

  • Group Rate for Bachelor/ette Parties. 

  • Life-time discount on Birth Blessings

  • Married House Smudge Discount

  • Two-for-One 2 Hour Reiki Massage

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