Handfasting

Should you require an addition to a conventional service, and want an event with a more personal feeling and ceremony that is on offer from a registrar, then our Handfasting service is just what you need, and our Celebrant will lead your ceremony just as you require.

We take a consultative approach building your service and ceremony with you to ensure that your big day is as special as you have always imagined.

We can build your service with your instructions or we can assist you thorough the process of writing your own unique ceremony, so that the day can truly be yours! Choose to celebrate in your own way, to select the god or gods that you follow , or have a heartfelt secular ceremony you deserve. Both traditional and modern elements can be worked together to give you the best ceremony and the perfect memory of your magical day.

Choose the elements of your ceremony, hand binding, exchange of rings, the sharing of a cup of mead, and the swearing of oaths. Write your own vows, with our help if you desire, to help make your day truly special for you and your family and friends.

Sample of our Handfasting braids.


Our experienced Celebrant will lead your day, keeping your service on track and ensuring that everything runs as smoothly as possible, whether you choose an indoor venue or to be married out in the open, it's your day let us help you make the best it can be.

We are based in the heart of England and are happy to travel to your venue. Contact us about the services we can and can't offer you, how to incorporate the legal aspects of marriage in your day, and our reasonable rates. Handfasting is a celebration of the joining of two people whose wish it is to journey through their lives with each other. The service includes the couple pledging themselves to each other, a handbinding to seal the pledge and an exchange of rings to show the love of the couple. The union is completed by an oath, in the sight of Deities, Ancestors, Best man and Maid of Honour, parents, family and friends, then concluded with a toast to the Happy Couple from the mead horn/cup.

As a remembrance of the day, the Order of Service book is gifted, along with a rose quartz crystal into which close family and friends are invited to speak their good wishes for the Happy Couple, and the hand fasting ribbon used in the Ceremony.

Additional items are also available to enhance your special day.

For prices and to book please contact Gaynor at [email protected] or telephone 07968 710882. Or facebook - Gaynor Stickels Celebrant