Handfasting Ceremony

By: Hatches Matches Dispatches  04-14-2013
Keywords: Wedding Ceremony, Handfasting Ceremony

The term Handfasting is taken from Old Norse "hand-festa" meaning "to strike a bargain by joining hands". It is where we get the term “tying the knot” from. Long before legalities, Handfasting was the tradition of lightly binding the hands of a couple together using a cord, rope, ribbons, a scarf, tartan or strips of fabric. It is meant to signify a couples coming together as "One".

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