Handfasting

Handfasting, where couples bind their hands together with ribbons to symbolize the joining of two lives is really popular. It is an old ritual that many modern couples have been adapting for their weddings. There are endless ways of doing this. Different hand positions and different ways of tying the hands. One couple used their child’s baby blanket as their ribbon, symbolizing that the child is “their knot.” Another couple had each saved the shirt they wore on their first date four years ago, so they re-fashioned those shirts as their ribbon. “The groom’s mom cut up the shirts and made a fantastic three-foot-long wrapping for their hands”.

I have a gorgeous poem which is beautiful read out as the hands are being woven together.