Handfasting Ritual

Handfasting is an interesting ritual. Many cultures have a form of Handfasting and the varieties of performing this ritual are as varied as the cultures that use it. Handfasting is a ritual of binding. The couple, after exchanging their rings with each other, is bound together in a covenant of marriage, of fidelity, and of love.

The ritual has, over the years, evolved. Today  couples “Handfast” with a variety of “handfastners” reflecting their profession, hobby or sport. So for instances,  electricians have used  wire or zip ties, police officers, zip ties and handcuffs. Some first responders /firefighters use a smaller piece of rescue rope. Mountain climbers have used rope and the clips called carabiners. Sailors rope and halyard line, nurses IV tubing, and surgeons, surgical tubing.  Whimsical, yes, but great variation of the ritual  to make the ceremony more unique and personal. Ribbon is most often used. The colors white, ivory, the color theme of the wedding the most popular.

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Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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Reading from The Great Gatsby

The weather last Friday was flawless as we gather at the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI not far from the site where the Robert Redford version of the Great Gatsby movie was filmed in the 1970’s. Maria and Chris danced down the aisle to their wedding ceremony. They stood in the center of the circle of their. This was the reading from the Great Gatsby they shared with their community of close family and friends.

“His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” (Fitzgerald 117- Chapter 6)

There was not a dry eye in the community of guests gathered to share in their love.We hope you have enjoyed your visit and this has been helpful.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Consultants
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Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go with fashion and with the season, so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share and, like gems, are unique and personal.

 

Water Into Wine

We had a wonderful small and intimate wedding celebration this afternoon. (and yes, some weddings are celebrated in the middle of the week). During the ceremony, the couple shared glasses of wine with each other and the following prayer/thought/wish/ desire was shared for them:

“As Jesus began his public ministry at the wedding celebration at Cana transforming water into wine,
 may the two of you continue to transform the water of your everyday into the wine of new life.

May your love transform your vision of the ordinary to see the miracles abounding everywhere.

And, may you grow old knowing that the best wine is saved until last.”

Be a Blessing.

Enjoy,

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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The Honey Ceremony

We met this evening with a delightful couple to plan the details of their May wedding. They are planning to use the Honey Ceremony, within their wedding ceremony. The Honey Ceremony is a new experience for us. The couple is going to either dip their fingers into the honey or use small spoons. They have not decided yet whether to use fingers or spoons. They will be invited to taste the sweetness of the honey, symbolizing the sweetness of their lives, their love and their vows. They will be giving honey to their guests as favors. We thought this a sweet idea to pass on and share.

Two more thoughts about this ceremony of sharing: use local honey and give small jars of honey to the guests as a “favor”.

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VOWS

I celebrated a small wedding for a couple the same day we celebrated the naming ceremony for their second child. These are the beautiful and intimate words they shared:

Today, I take you as my husband/wife, my best friend, my partner in everything and the father/mother of my children.

I promise to… Love you, even on the days I do not like you.

To stand by you and support you wherever life takes us and through whatever life brings us.

To hug you, just because.

I promise to, cherish each moment with you and our boys and be your biggest fan.

To laugh with you and at you.

To always take time for us, no matter how busy life is.

I promise to remember and show you how lucky I feel to have you, not just through words but affection and tenderness.

I loved you yesterday, I love you today , I will love who you are tomorrow and always.

Charles and Cheryl Cavalconte

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