Welcome to week 5 of our '52 traditions / rituals in 52 week' this week we are bringing to you a demonstration of a 'Handfasting Ceremony'. The handfasting is a tradition which involves the tying or binding of the right hands of the bride and groom with a ribbon or similar for the duration of the wedding ceremony. It has many origins and has been used in dozens of different cultures all with a similar significance, but with different wording and where the binding is done at different times during the ceremony.
We hope you enjoy this hand fasting ritual
You can find the Handfasting Wording by clicking here