Autumn 🍂 is a beautiful time of year in and of itself. Combine the beauty of harvest with a Celtic Wedding, and you have: Breathtaking!
The traditional term for a Celtic wedding is “handfasting.” A handfasting, or to handfast, means “making a contract.” -Wikipedia
Traditionally, a couple would join hands (making “fast” their hands) as a sign of union which was then sealed by a kiss in front of witnesses.
For us, this celebration can be simple, very elaborate, or anything in between! It’s a time when the kilts come out, the bagpipes sing, and the dancing begins! Not to mention the fire dancers!!
Celtic Wedding Blessing
You are the star of each night,
You are the brightness of every morning,
You are the story of each guest,
You are the report of every land.
No evil shall befall you, on hill nor bank,
In field or valley, on mountain or in glen.
Neither above, nor below, neither in sea,
Nor on shore, in skies above,
Nor in the depths.
You are the kernel of my heart,
You are the face of my sun,
You are the harp of my music,
You are the crown of my company.