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Handfasting

Jaime and Bree


October 30th, 2010

Wedding processional into the altar space:


Mandy and Karen
Emily with Aiden (ring bearer)
Gill with Jen (flower girl)
Jaime and Jim
Bree
(Take the rings from the ring bearer and place on altar paten.)

OPENING:

Priestess:

Friends, family and loved ones, we are here to see Bree and Jaime
join hands, and be bound together by love.

Because it is unethical to perform magic on anyone's behalf without


their permission, we will now ask the brides if they would like us to
perform loving magic on their behalf.

Bree and Jaime, would you like us to perform loving magic on your
behalf?

Jaime and Bree:

We do.

Priestess:

Before we begin the ceremony, please take a moment to visualize


loving energy for the couple, and continue doing so as I cast the
Circle.
CIRCLE CASTING:

(Use a wand to cast the Circle deosil, around guests and wedding
party.)

Priestess:

Hail to the Watchtowers of the East,


Join us in this ritual. So be it.

Hail to the Watchtowers of the South,


Join us in this ritual. So be it.

Hail to the Watchtowers of the West,


Join us in this ritual. So be it.

Hail to the Watchtowers of the North,


Join us in this ritual. So be it.

RING BLESSING:

(Hold paten up with left hand, and hold right hand over rings)

Priestess:

May these rings be consecrated and blessed by Earth, Air, Fire and
Water.

May they be imbued with the gifts of good communication, passion


and love, understanding, and constancy, and bring these gifts to both
Jaime and Bree in their marriage.

DEITY AND ELEMENTAL EVOCATION:

(Hands up towards the sky)


Priestess:
God and Goddess, we ask that You witness this union.

Spirits of the North, South, East and West, Jaime and Bree have
asked You here to witness their spiritual union. Please join us in this
ritual.

Freya, daughter of Njord, sister of Freyr, we ask You to be present in


this ritual of love and bonding.

Rhiannon, daughter of Hereydd, Lady of Dyfed, we ask You to be


present in this ritual of love and bonding.

Jaime and Bree ask that You look upon them, and bless them as they
are bound to one another in perfect love and perfect trust.

QUESTIONING:

(To Jaime and Bree)

Priestess:

Do you both come here to be handfasted to one another of your own


free will?

Jaime and Bree:

We do

RING EXCHANGE:

Priestess:

Jaime and Bree, you stand before me, asking the God and Goddess
to hear your vows of love and commitment to one another. I ask that
you face each other and make your vows.

(Hand Jaime Bree's ring)


Jaime, please place the ring on Bree's finger, and make known your
vows to her.

(Hand Bree Jaime's ring)


Bree, please place the ring on Jaime's finger, and make known your
vows to her.

UNITY CANDLE:

Priestess:

The flames of the taper candles represent the lives, friends and
families of Jaime and Bree. By joining these flames on the wick of
the unity candle, they bring these parts of their lives, and themselves,
together.

(Jaime and Bree each take a taper candle and light the unity candle
together.)

Priestess:

Today we ask the infinite light of the universe to shine upon this
union. In that spirit I offer a blessing:

Blessed be this marriage with the gifts from the East - new
beginnings that come each day with the rising sun and
communication of the heart, mind, body and soul.

Blessed be this marriage with the gifts from the South - the light of the
heart, the heat of passion and the warmth of a loving home.

Blessed be this marriage with the gifts of the West - the rushing
excitement of a raging river, the soft and pure cleansing of a
rainstorm and a commitment as deep as the ocean itself.

Blessed be this marriage with the gifts of the North - a solid


foundation on which to build your lives, abundance and growth of
your home and the stability to be found by holding one another at the
end of each day.

HANDFASTING:

Priestess:

Let your hearts rejoice in the love you have for each other. Please
join hands, left hand to left hand and right hand to right hand.

(Tie ribbon/cord around wrists)

Priestess:

You are now bound as one in the eyes of the God and Goddess.
With this handfasting ribbon you are bound by the knot of the Triple
Goddess for as long as the love shall last.

WINE AND CAKES:

(Hold up wine glass, and hold hand over it)

Priestess:

God and Goddess, You who hold the secret to the mysteries. I ask
You to bless this wine, the blood of the Goddess. Bring with it Your
blessings for health, wealth, peace and eternal happiness for the
couple. Blessed be!

(Serve each bride a sip of wine, place chalice back on altar.)


(Hold up bread plate with left hand, and hold right hand over it.)

Priestess:

God and Goddess, You who hold the secret to the mysteries. I ask
You to bless this cake, the body of the God. Bring with it Your
blessings for health, wealth, peace and eternal happiness for the
couple. Blessed be!

(Serve each bride a piece, place back on the altar.)

(Take a piece of bread and dip it in wine, then place on offering


plate.)

Priestess:

God and Goddess, please accept this offering given in perfect love
and perfect trust. Blessed be!

THE KISS:

Priestess: Bree and Jaime, as one last bond and a happy memory,
will you please kiss each other?

(Brides kiss, remove the handfasting cord)

Priestess: Please face your loved ones.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I now pronounce Jaime and Bree bonded for
life!

(Applaud)
BROOM JUMP:

Priestess:

At this time, the happy couple would like to jump the broom to ask the
Gods for a joyous, fulfilling, prosperous and fertile marriage.

Jaime and Bree, please jump the broom once for your union and
once for every child you'd like to have.

(Mandy places broom in front of them, and they jump 3 times)

UNCAST CIRCLE:

Priestess:

Before we finish the ceremony, please take a moment to visualize


loving energy for the couple, as I uncast the Circle.

Hail to the Watchtowers of the North,


Thank you for joining us in this ritual. Farewell, and blessed be.

Hail to the Watchtowers of the West,


Thank you for joining us in this ritual. Farewell, and blessed be.

Hail to the Watchtowers of the South,


Thank you for joining us in this ritual. Farewell, and blessed be.

Hail to the Watchtowers of the East,


Thank you for joining us in this ritual. Farewell, and blessed be.

(After it is closed the bridal party walks out, Jaime and Bree, Gill with
Jenn, Emily with Aiden, Mandy and Karen, Priestess last.)