A wedding ceremony is the bond of never ending love between two people, making a commitment to each other with the exchange of a circular piece of jewellery - usually rings (however, we have had bracelets before!)(we have had bracelets before!)
The way that I work is by getting to know the couple I am working with and creating a love story as part of their ceremony, most certainly unique to any other!
Make initial contact with Beaulieu, followed by a FaceTime or phone call to discuss a few details
Questionnaire is sent to the couple to be received back within an agreed time period, at this point a 50% deposit is taken
Beaulieu gets to work on creating your perfect, unique ceremony!
Together, we will visit your chosen venue before your wedding day and discuss the final details in preparation
Four weeks before your day the first ceremony draft is sent to the couple on receipt of the final 50% fee
On the day I will arrive at the venue 1.5-2 hours before, complete final checks and liaise with the relevant individuals
Hand-fasting is a symbolic unity ritual in which a couple stand face to face as their hands are tied together - hence the phrase, tying the knot! As your hands are bound, you can recite words that express your commitment to one another.
Many couples are featuring hand-fasting in their own ceremonies to symbolise the binding together of their separate lives and the commitment they're making together.
You can chose to bind with one hand each or two. For one hand, stand side-by-side and hold out your arms together. If you choose two, stand face-to-face and clasp each other by the hands (or wrists for a more secure grasp!) - many couples will cross their arms, with one's left hand linking the other's right, which looks like an infinity knot from above. There's no hard or fast rules, try it out beforehand and see what's comfortable to you!
As your celebrant I would usually do the fasting however you could also invite members of your family or friends - some couples ask lots of different guests to come and place a ribbon over their hands.
There are several ways to tie the ribbon, from a simple knot to a more elaborate wrapping of the wrists that results in an impressive infinity knot. However you choose to tie it, it shouldn't be so tight that you can't pull yourselves loose afterwards.
As the knots are tied, some couples will plan to recite vows of commitment to one another.
After the ceremony, you'll have your cord as a keepsake of your vows.
If this is something that you would like to add to your special day, please get in touch with me below and we can create your perfect hand-fasting ceremony together.