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Handfasting Wedding Ceremony

We perform Handfasting Wedding Ceremonies.

a couple holding hands after a handfasting wedding ceremony that this officiant can perform
This wedding officiant officiates all sorts of handfasting wedding ceremonies in Southern California from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara to Orange County.

Handfasting wedding ceremonies are Celtic wedding rituals. It involves the tying of hands together to symbolize the coming together and remaining in love together forever. One handfasting wedding vow example that you can have, or any variation of it is this:

“As this knot is tied, so are your lives now bound. Woven into this cord, into its very fibers, are all the hopes of your friends and family, and of yourselves, for your new life together. With the entwining of this knot I tie all the desires, dreams, love, and happiness wished here in this place to your lives for as long as love shall last.
In the joining of hands and the fashion of a knot, so are your lives now bound, one to another. By this cord you are thus bound to your vow. May this knot remain tied for as long as love shall last.
May this cord draw your hands together in love, never to be used in anger. May the vows you have spoken never grow bitter in your mouths.
Two entwined in love, bound by commitment and fear, sadness and joy, by hardship and victory, anger and reconciliation, all of which brings strength to this union. Hold tight to one another through both good times and bad, and watch as your strength grows. Remember that it is not this physical cord, but what it represents, that keeps you together.”

We can officiate a handfasting wedding ceremony all across Southern California from Los Angeles County, to Orange County, to Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County.