Hand-fasting is a ritual in which the couples’ hands are tied together as a symbol of their lives being joined together.

The ties of this hand-fasting are not just formed by the ribbon or even by the knots connecting them.

They are formed instead by your vows, by your pledge, your souls and your two hearts,  bound together as one.

As your hands are now bound together, so your lives are joined in a union of love and trust.

The knots of this binding symbolise the vows you will make.

Like the stars, your love should be a constant source of light, and like the earth, a firm foundation from which to grow.