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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