Spring/Ostara Weddings and Handfasting Ceremonies

Spring/Ostara is here, and it is the season associated with fertility, sowing seeds, new beginnings and new life. Warmer weather and the reappearance of colours and flowers are a deciding factor for those who choose to have Spring/Ostara weddings and handfasting ceremonies. Ceremonies are usually preferred to be held outdoors (weather permitting). Pagan couples generally READ MORE

Alternative Weddings on a Budget

Every couple planning a wedding have a budget. Whether that budget is a large amount, or whether it is a modest amount, all have a budget to adhere too. Planning alternative weddings on a budget can sometimes be easier to do, depending upon requirements and flexibility. We are now into the new year, and the READ MORE

Autumn Weddings, Renewal of Vows and Handfasting Ceremonies

Every couple planning a wedding have a budget. Whether that budget is a large amount, or whether it is a modest amount, all have a budget to adhere too. Planning alternative weddings on a budget can sometimes be easier to do, depending upon requirements and flexibility. We are now into the new year, and the READ MORE

Things to Book When Planning a Wedding

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, and it can also be stressful. There are so many things to think about, and so many things to book when planning a wedding.  Regardless of if it’s an alternative wedding or not, it’s easy to get caught up buying items you don’t need. Below is a wedding READ MORE

What is a Handfasting Ceremony?

What is a handfasting ceremony? Traditionally, handfasting ceremonies were Pagan betrothal ceremonies; performed as an intention to marry rather than an actual wedding ceremony.  Couples who wanted to marry took part in a ceremony declaring their intentions to the villagers or their community. Their hands were bound together using cloth, cord or material from each READ MORE

Yule Weddings and Handfastings

December is a magical time of the year, and a popular month for weddings. Couples choose to have Christmas themed weddings with red, gold and green colour schemes. Some couples also choose a December wedding as it is the Pagan month of Yule. Yuletide or Yule, is the Pagan/Wiccan festival celebrating the winter solstice; the READ MORE

Unity Candle Ceremonies

Lots of couples who book me to be their Celebrant, decide to have various unity ceremonies. The unity candle ceremony is the most popular, but what is it and how can it be unique to each different wedding ceremony? The unity candle ceremony is a mini ceremony performed during a wedding or vow renewal. It READ MORE

Handfasting

A Handfasting ceremony was the traditional way a couple announced their intention to marry. Mainly a Pagan ritual, handfasting ceremonies are commonly used in many wedding ceremonies regardless of the belief and lifestyle of the couple. The traditions of the handfasting ceremony vary as do the beliefs behind the history of them. A handfasting is READ MORE