About Handfastings

History

Handfastings were how our Celtic ancestors married their beloveds. Throughout the ages, handfastings have always been sacred, and moving rites of passage. In modern day handfastings, vows of love are still whispered, rings are still given, and your hands are bound to each others, just as your hearts are bound.

A Sacred Ceremony

I conduct your handfasting ceremony from a deep place in my soul. I can conduct your sacred rite unscripted, using your story as a couple to make your ceremony incredibly unique and original.   

The Process

Your sacred celebrant

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Consultation

Consultation

Contact us to book in for your consultation, at a location of your choosing.

Offering the couple their prepare pieces

Consultation

Consultation

Consultation

During the consultation, I ask you both a few simple questions, and then I invite you to tell me the story of you and your beloved. Together, we then discuss your wants for your handfasting ceremony.

Adding my blessings to the couples handfasting cord

CelebrATE

Consultation

CelebrATE

Once you've secured your handfasting date with a deposit, you can celebrate, knowing that your sacred celebrant has everything in hand. I will be there for you both throughout the whole process. 

Packages & Prices

The Morganna Package: Sacred Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Marriage Blessing

  • Full consultation 
  • Ivy ring layout for your ceremony
  • full grounding and centering for you and your guests
  • Calling in of the elements - Air, Fire, Water, Earth & Spirit
  • Rituals at each quarter of the ivy ring that bless your sacred union
  • Exchange of vows
  • Exchange of rings
  • Handfasting with either a cord, or a hoop and wand combination (e.g. hoop & hoop for feminine same sex handfasting or wand & wand for masculine same sex handfasting)
  • A tote bag of keepsakes from your ceremony
  • x2 tarot readings printed out and presented in a folder which will be in your tote bag after the ceremony
  • £760 (not including travel fees outside of Cornwall & Devon, UK)


 Any changes can be made to the ceremony, which we can discuss in consultation.  

The Rhiannon Package: Sacred Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Marriage Blessing

  • Full consultation
  • Ivy ring layout for your ceremony
  • Full grounding and centering for you and your guests
  • Calling in of the elements  - Air, Fire, Water, Earth & Spirit
  • Rituals at each quarter of the ivy ring that bless your sacred union 
  • Exchange of vows
  • Exchange of rings
  • Handfasting with either a cord,  or a hoop and  wand combination (e.g. hoop & hoop for feminine same sex handfasting or wand & wand for masculine same sex handfasting)
  • A tote bag of keepsakes from your ceremony 
  • £700 (not including travel fees outside of Cornwall & Devon UK)


 Any changes can be made to the ceremony, which we can discuss in consultation.  

 

The Taliesin Package: Civil Ceremonial Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Marriage Blessing

  • Full consultation
  • Ivy ring layout for your ceremony
  • Exchange of vows
  • Exchange of rings
  • Handfasting with Cord
  • A tote bag of keepsakes from your ceremony
  • x2 tarot readings printed out and presented in a folder which will be in your tote bag after the ceremony
  • £560 (not including travel fees outside of Cornwall & Devon, UK)


Any changes can be made to the ceremony, which we can discuss in consultation. 

The Beltane Package: Civil Ceremonial Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Marriage Blessing

  • Full consultation
  • Ivy ring layout for your ceremony
  • Exchange of vows 
  • Exchange of rings
  • Handfasting with cord 
  • A tote bag of keepsakes from your ceremony 
  • £500 (not including travel fees outside of Cornwall & Devon, UK)


 Any changes can be made to the ceremony, which we can discuss in consultation.  

The Kernow Package for elopements: Handfasting, Vow Renewal, Marriage Blessing

  • Quick & easy consultation done via email and Skype 
  • Simple ceremonial layout with an ivy ring and a central ground altar
  • A grounding and centering ritual 
  • Four small but mighty rituals to bless your union
  • Exchange of vows
  • Exchange of rings
  • Handfasting with a traditional cord
  • £350


This package is perfect for those couples who travel to Cornwall for any reason, and decide that they long to be married out in the wild, just them, mother earth and their Sacred Celebrant. This ceremony can be conducted relatively last minute, depending on my availability.  


This package is only for couples who:

  • do not live in Cornwall but are travelling down for any reason
  • are not getting married in a traditional venue, as this ceremony is created to be conducted out in the wild lands of Cornwall

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