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The Covenant Knot concept for marriage ~~~ And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

The Luck Of The Irish: Irish Weddings Traditions

Pagan/Wiccan wedding ritual in origin - in times past it is believed that the human soul shared characteristics with all things divine. It is this belief which assigned virtues to the cardinal directions

Apparently it's called 'handfasting,' and started as an ancient Celtic tradition that was continued in Scotland and other European countries, Did this at my wedding!

Handfasting: Not Just For Pagan or Wiccan Wedding Vows

hand fasting - ceremony wording. It's a little long for me, but I like the sentiment.

(fyi - hand fastening or binding is traditional in a Celtic ceremony. It is where "tying the knot" comes from)

close up of the hand fasting cord in a wedding hand fastening ceremony

close up of the hand fasting cord in a wedding hand fastening ceremony - "a cord of three strands is not easily broken.

Hand fastening ceremony

Hand fastening ceremony

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How to make handfasting cords

There is no right or wrong way to make handfasting cords, and they can be as elaborate or simple as you want them to be. It really comes down to what you want to represent yourselves, or what is ea…