The Full Handfasting Experience
Handfasting - What's it all about?
This spiritual ceremony is set in a sacred circle. You and your partner will be invited into the circle and will be taken on a journey around the circle using the four elements:
At each element on the wheel, you will be guided through a symbolic ritual. You will then each do a reading of your own writing and then your elemental reader will be invited into the circle to either read a poem or even play music.
At the end of the ceremony, you will be invited to step out of the circle as a handfasted couple. You can also have a jump-the-broom ceremony and cake and mead offering after your handfasting. One of the great things about this ceremony is that at each element you can personalise the ritual.
There are different options on how or what you want to do, and who to include (family, friend or fur baby). You can choose to include readings or not and it is not scripted, so we go with the flow and the content comes from you! Of course, Wild Peach Ceremonies will support you to create your perfect ceremony and take you through this amazing journey to becoming a handfasted couple.
The History of Handfasting
Renewal of vows handfasting
Handfasting baby naming ceremonies
Handfasting name change ceremonies
What's Included and Pricing
For a full advanced spiritual handfasting ceremony.
The Handfasting Couple Ceremony price includes:
Ceremony consultation over Zoom
Ceremony planning meeting
Exclusive booking of your ceremony date
Updates and contact from Helen
Everything needed to conduct the full ceremony.
Support with vow/promises writing
The option to jump the broom
A keepsake box
A commemorative certificate
Full coordination with your other suppliers and venue
Briefing with any guests taking part
1-2-1 public speaking/speech writing coaching session
This works well when held at the venue.
Please note that a non-refundable deposit of £100 will need to be paid before this meeting is arranged and that the deposit will secure your date.
Helen doesn't book more than one ceremony a day, and there is no time limit on the ceremony, so you will have her full attention!
Updates and contact from Helen leading up to the big day and unlimited contact via email and phone so you know she is there to support you with any questions, changes or even help with choosing readings and music.
Support with vow/promises writing and making your ceremony personal, unique and right for you.
The option to jump the broom after the ceremony (decorated broom supplied).
A keepsake box with your candle, marriage cup and handfasted knot/hoop and wand.
A commemorative certificate that can be signed by your elemental readers.
Full coordination with your other suppliers and venue so they know the plan and Helen can make sure the whole ceremony goes smoothly.
Briefing with any guests taking part, so everyone knows what they need to do and Helen can help to settle any nerves on the big day.
A half an hour virtual or in-person 1-2-1 public speaking/speech writing coaching session that can be used for yourself or someone in your wedding party such as the best man.
Helen also offers an upgraded package that includes everything in the standard package but with lots of added extras.
Your own besom broom to decorate and keep.
Helen will host a pre-wedding ceremony
pre-ceremony incense blending
Confetti made from dried flower petals for guests
Favours for up to 100 guests
Up to 2 hours of public speaking and/or writing coaching
Helen will host a pre-wedding ceremony for you and your family and friends to decorate your broom and/or hoop.
If using incense in a smudging ritual, a pre-ceremony incense blending ceremony will be held for you and your beloved to create your own blend to be used at your ceremony.
Confetti made from dried flower petals for your guests to use after the ceremony.
Favours for up to 100 guests. These will be small glass bottles that can be filled with aromatherapy bath salts that Helen blends herself. If this is not something you want, other options can be discussed.
Up to 2 hours of public speaking and/or writing coaching with Helen to be used for yourself or any of your guests.
Please note that the cake and mead/ale tradition is not included, and costs will vary depending on the number of guests and your venue.
For all other costs that are not included such as travel or additional items please see the Couples Ceremony and other service pages.
Wild Peach Ceremonies require a deposit of £100 to secure your date.
We can then discuss how you want to pay the rest of the balance and once agreed you will be sent an invoice with all the details, including the payment schedule. The final balance needs to be paid one month before the ceremony date.
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