People are becoming more and more creative with their ceremonies. In the last year or two some incredible ceremony backdrops have been popping up - banners, flower arches, wooden structures, copper piping but to name just a few; but people are not only styling the space to their taste they are also making the ceremony unique and meaningful to themselves.
Choosing poems, readings and music is a lovely way to personalise the ceremony but many coupes are looking back to ancient traditions. Handfasting is something many celebrants are offering. It is a ritual where the couples hands are bound together with a ribbon or cord to show their commitment and union of love to one another. It’s a tradition which spans back thousands of years.
We were thrilled to be involved in a shoot inspired by the Vikings which included a handfasting ceremony as well as the exchange of Molten Wedding Rings. We are thrilled that it has just been published on Bride Magazine blog. You can read the article here
Here are a few images from the shoot and links to all the suppliers are below.
Planning and styling: Magpie Event Planning Photography: Free Form Images Venue: Reforge Retreat Dress: Amica Bridal Boutique Tiara: The Lucky Sixpence Runes: MarMaya Creations Equipment hire: Coutts Floristry: Sweetpeas and Sunflowers Cake: Claire's Sweet Temptations Stationery: Clare's Wedding Creations Make-up: Kerry Paterson Make Up Hair: April Wagner Hair Leather jacket: Sammy Lea's Retro Emporium Rings: Molten Wedding Ring Co Archery hire: North Devon Archery Academy Models: Sarah Whitby and Ben Higgins Celebrant: Unique Ceremonies
To find out lots more about handfasting you can read ‘the art of handfasting’ by ‘The Celebrant Directory’ here.