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Perfect Handfastings











A handfasting is a personal commitment ceremony, based on ancient traditions, including Jumping the Broomstick.

Here at Perfect Handfastings we want to provide you with a truly personal and magical experience, which will allow you to express your love to the world in a way that suits you.

Handfastings are the perfect modern solution to holding a truly personal wedding ceremony.  Although based on ancient traditions, the ceremony can be crafted to ensure that everyone takes something special from the day.  A handfasting can be pagan, or can be secular, it really is a versatile way of creating a ceremony that makes your day enjoyable and memorable.  Handfastings can be held just about anywhere, so why not take a look at our links page for some ideas.

After several years of performing ceremonies for friends, friends of friends and by word of mouth, we realised there was a real need for good celebrants, and so we created Perfect Handfastings.  We chose the name because we aim for perfection.

We are experienced celebrants who have been performing ceremonies for many years, and are able to offer services for handfastings, namings/wiccannings, rites of departure/funerals and other rites of passage. 

We have organised rituals in many venues from stone circles through to village halls and back gardens, and are able to aid and advise on many aspects and ensure that the ritual is unique and individual to you.  We have travelled widely to perform handfastings, including being privileged to handfast couples at such venues as Stonehenge and Glastonbury.

Our celebrants are Pagan Ministers, Wiccan Priests and Priestesses, have worked as Prison and Hospital ministry staff, and are able to cover many pagan paths, or for those who have no particular religious belief or path, simply perform a handfasting based on old traditions. 

We are able to travel and have performed handfastings from Cornwall to North Yorkshire, and as far afield as Majorca.


Once a date has been agreed upon, we will send you a draft copy of a very basic ritual to help give you some ideas of how the ceremony could proceed.  This is just a framework and you can add to it, change it, or use something entirely different should you be so moved.  We focus on giving you the day you dream of so we want you to be completely happy with the ceremony that we help you put together.

We do like to meet couples beforehand, wherever possible, preferably at the chosen venue, so that we can talk through the ceremony and hold a run through of the day, though we appreciate sometimes time and costs can prevent this.  Don't worry if this is the case - we have held ceremonies for many people we have only met on the day and are very experienced in the best way to ensure the day runs smoothly for you.

On the day we will arrive an hour beforehand to ensure that everything is in place.  During the ceremony we ensure that all guests can follow what is happening and will explain any symbolism used, so that each of your guests can feel truly involved in your special day.



Perfect Handfastings



Phone: 07905 052954


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