Colorado Wedding Ministers

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Corpse Bride Wine, Ring and Candle

With this hand, I will lift your sorrows.

(Party #1 takes  Party #2's hand)

Your cup will never empty, for I will be your wine.

(Party #1 hands Party #2 a cup of wine/water , Party #2 drinks)

With this candle, I will light your way in darkness.

(Party #1 lights the candle)

With this ring, I ask you to be mine.

(Party #1 places ring on Party #2's finger)

Party #2 repeats Party #1's actions.


A simple explanation-

Handfasting is a traditional Celtic wedding ceremony. The term comes from the verb to handfast, which was used in Middle to Early Modern English to make a contract of marriage. The symbolic binding of the hands at the end of the service inspired the terms "bonds of holy matrimony" and "tie the knot." This custom has also been known the world over, through many different periods of history. During the Middle Ages, to be seen in public holding hands was a sign that a couple was exclusive to one another. The handfasting tradition also comes from this time when rings were for the very rich, yet love knew no bounds and a simple cord represented your commitment and love.


Helpful Hint-
Depending on the type of hand fasting you will need a cord of a minimum of 3 feet in length. If you choose the longer versions, you may need a binding of at least 6 feet.