What is a Hand Fasting Wedding Ceremony?

Hand Fasting Ceremonies have made a bit of a comeback in recent years. Hand Fasting is the act of binding a couple’s hands together with cord or ribbon to symbolise their union. This usually takes place after vows and wedding rings are exchanged.

They’re thought to date back to pre-Reformation Celtic communities in the 16th century. Hand Fasting would take place a year before marriage where a couple would have a kind of trial marriage. If all went well during this year, then that meant the marriage would be a good fit.

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How Living Funerals Can Help with the Grieving Process

Funerals are a key stage of the grieving process. They can provide much-needed closure and a chance to say a final goodbye. While many funerals include lots of funny or heart-warming stories shared about a recently passed loved one, the guest of honour isn’t there to hear them.

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Pros and Cons to Having Your Wedding in the Summer

Have you picked a date yet? This will be one of the first questions you'll be asked after announcing your engagement. This is such an exciting time with lots to organise, from dates and venues to dresses and suits.

Summer is a popular time to get married, no doubt about that. You can see why. Here is a list of the top reasons to have your wedding in the summer:

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