HandFasting Option B

Explanation of Hand fasting Tradition

_______ and _______ have chosen a traditional hand fasting ceremony. In Europe, until the mid 1700’s, few unions were sanctified in a church or synagogue. Rather, they were celebrated by a simple hand fasting ceremony in which the two partners joined hands in the fields or in the groves of trees. Today, we build upon this tradition. 

Action: the tying.

Their hands will be surround by __________.  This symbolizes their connectedness in spirit.  Once it is untied, even though the physical symbol has been removed, their love and commitment continues.

The promises made today and the ties that are bound here greatly strengthen your union; they will cross the years and lives of each soul’s growth. 

The tying of the knot, the binding here are not formed by this material but instead by your vows. 

Action: untying.