Handfasting with Ribbons or Cords

Handfasting with Ribbons or Cords

An old Celtic tradition – handfasting essentially means marriage by ‘taking hand’ with each other in front of witnesses.  In contemporary weddings, we usually add to the symbolism by tying one or more coloured ribbons or cords around the joined

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Wedding Crowns

Wedding Crowns

In an Orthodox wedding the crowns or stefana are symbols representing the creation of a new household or “kingdom”.  The crowning establishes the couple as the King and Queen of their home, which they rule with wisdom, justice, and integrity.

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