Nikki Morris

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Handfasting, an ancient Celtic tradition of tying the bride's and groom's hands with a cord or ribbon to signify entering into the contract of marriage.

Handfasting, an ancient Celtic tradition of tying the bride's and groom's hands with a cord or ribbon to signify entering into the contract of marriage.

"Tying the knot" - Is an old marriage custom of actually tying the couple's hands together as part of the ceremony. They were not allowed to untie it until they had consummated the marriage.

"Tying the knot" - Is an old marriage custom of actually tying the couple's hands together as part of the ceremony. They were not allowed to untie it until they had consummated the marriage.

bride2be:  Handfasting: Handfasting is an ancient Ireland Celtic tradition, in which a man woman came together at the start of their marriage relationship. Each partner holds the hands of the other, right hand to right hand, left hand to left, their wrists crossed. The ribbon is wound around the wrists over the top of one and under and around the other, creating the infinity symbol. The practice gave way to the expression “tying the knot”. So fun to learn what that phrase came from! (via…

Handfasting: Handfasting is an ancient Ireland Celtic tradition, in which a man woman came together at the start of their marriage relationship. Each partner holds the hands of the other, right hand.