Pagan Weddings and Handfasting

Are you a Pagan? What religion/path do you follow? Who is your God/Goddess? Three important questions asked to all of those who want to book me to create and lead a Pagan wedding and handfasting for them.

What Pagan path do you follow?

Pagan weddings are all very different, as there are so many different branches to the Pagan tree. Wicca, Asatru, Druidism, Celtic/Norse/Greek pantheon based are the most popular branches of Paganism. Some Pagans are eclectic and take things from many Pagan beliefs. Whatever your path, you can have whatever is inclusive of your beliefs.

When is the best time of the year for a Pagan wedding?

Wiccans and those who follow the Celtic path may choose to have their wedding during a certain Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year. Beltane is a favoured time for a Pagan wedding as it was time of the Great Wedding of the God and the Goddess; This doesn’t mean you have to have your ceremony at Beltane, however, as many choose to do it at a time suitable for them.


Handfasting is the Pagan wedding tradition. The hands of those the ceremony is for are bound together using ribbons, cords or a single piece of thin rope. Both memorable and meaningful, there are different ways it is done depending on personal beliefs. More information on handfasting can be found here.  (link to the handfasting page)

Can we have a Pagan wedding if only one of us is Pagan?

Yes, you can. Many of the people I have created Pagan weddings for are a mixture of Pagans and non-Pagans. If both of you understand what is going to happen, you both agree, you are both involved and most importantly you are both in love, you can have a wedding with as little or as much inclusion of the desired Pagan beliefs as you require.

We want a handfasting, but we aren’t Pagan

This isn’t a problem. Non-Pagans can have a handfasting too. Emphasis is placed on the colours used and the attributes of the colours rather than a religious or spiritual belief. Handfasting ceremonies are for all who want them.

Pagan Celebrant for Pagan weddings and handfasting

If you are looking for a Pagan wedding celebrant, look no further as that is what I am, and it would be an honour to help you create and have the most memorable and special Pagan wedding and handfasting ceremony.

I am in the beautiful town of Whitby North Yorkshire and travel all over the UK to perform ceremonies.  Having been a celebrant for over ten years, creating and performing literally hundreds of ceremonies for many people of all or none beliefs, with a vast knowledge of customs and beliefs, you are in good hands.

If you would like a no obligation chat about planning your Pagan wedding and handfasting ceremony, please contact me.

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