Kim of the blog A Wiccan Life, asked a question in her comment as to whether the wedding ceremony was a true handfasting since we had a pagan officiant. Mary Hudson, the pagan chaplain at Syracuse University, worked with the wedding couple to create a ceremony that blended elements of a pagan handfasting with those from a traditional mainstream ceremony. The handfasting part did include the tying of 6 ribbons around the couples hands, binding them. Each ribbon represented a commitment, each to the other. Mary explained that this old Celtic tradition is the source of the expression, "tying the knot".
Now, onto some more photos!
|Just minutes before the walk down the aisle|
|First Dance (Dancing to a song by Blackmore's Knight)|
|The wedding couple at their table|
|Father Daughter Dance (dancing to "I'll Remember")|
|Parents of the Bride|
|Planter from the Wedding Garden|
|Hanging Cone from the Wedding Garden|
|At breakfast the next day, happy couple displaying their wedding bands|