Above Photo Credits: We Heart It
On our wedding day..my husband and I both being Irish... wanted to honor our Irish heritage by incorporating an old Irish tradition called Handfasting- an Ancient Irish Wedding Tradition.
Photo credits: Ely Bros Photography
Handfasting is an ancient Celtic custom, especially common in Ireland and Scotland, in which a man and woman came together at the start of their marriage relationship. Their hands, or more accurately, their wrists, were literally tied together by 3 unique cords. This practice gave way to the expression "tying the knot" which has come to mean getting married or engaged.
Above is a photo of us on our wedding day during the handfasting ceremony. I carefully handpicked three different ribbon/cords to be used -which now remained tied together forever in a beautiful vintage wooden box.