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A Wee Bit Irish: Handfasting is an old Celtic ceremony of betrothal or wedding where the hands of the bride and groom are tied with a cord or ribbon. It's where the phrase "Tying the knot" came from.

Mummers Wedding Ceremony on Eamhain Mhacha (Navan Fort), Armagh

Mummers Wedding Ceremony on Eamhain Mhacha (Navan Fort), Armagh

Apple Blossom at Ardress House (National Trust) - alternative, wedding, mummers, Irish folk customs, humanist, Pagan, traditions, "blessings", masks

Apple Blossom at Ardress House (National Trust) - wedding, mummers, Irish folk customs, masks

"Red is the Rose..." Serenading the bride & groom - Mummers style wedding - alternative - Pagan - humanist - traditions - "blessings" - ceremony - ritual - ancient - Irish - music - dance - waltz

" Serenading the bride & groom - Mummers style wedding - alternative - Pagan - humanist - traditions - "blessings" - ceremony - ritual - ancient - Irish - music - dance - waltz

Handfastening ceremony - the bride passes her hand through the eye of a love stone to be fastened to the wrist of the groom signifying eternal bonds and fidelity - Celtic spirituality - ancient rituals - nature - humanist - pagan traditions - "blessings"

Handfastening ceremony - the bride passes her hand through the eye of a love stone to be fastened to the wrist of the groom signifying eternal bonds and fidelity - Celtic spirituality - ancient rituals - nature - humanist - pagan traditions - "blessings"

Wedding Procession at Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire

Wedding Procession at Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire

The Horse Bride taps out a beat on the tambourine!!!

The Horse Bride taps out a beat on the tambourine!

The Bull dances with the blushing bride!

The Bull dances with the blushing bride!

"The sun it went down, so round and red, upon the bay, upon the bay...."  (Thugamar Fein an Samhraidh Linn: We Have Brought The Summer In).   Waltzing on the terrace over looking the Atlantic at Royal Court Hotel, Portrush - photo by Lauren Rutherford

"The sun it went down, so round and red, upon the bay, upon the bay." (Thugamar Fein an Samhraidh Linn: We Have Brought The Summer In). Waltzing on the terrace over looking the Atlantic at Royal Court Hotel, Portrush - photo by Lauren Rutherford

Mummers style wedding on summer solstice 2014 - ancient Pagan traditions: hand fastening ceremony - jumping the straw rope - tying the families together - mead toast - dancing around the maypole

Mummers style wedding on summer solstice 2014 - ancient Pagan traditions: hand fastening ceremony - jumping the straw rope - tying the families together - mead toast - dancing around the maypole

Mummers Wessing Procession at Eamhain Mhacha, Navan Fort, Armagh

Mummers Wessing Procession at Eamhain Mhacha, Navan Fort, Armagh

#Quirky #Weddings #Authentic #Traditions

#Quirky #Weddings #Authentic #Traditions

Old Wedding Traditions - Alternative/Quirky/Pagan

Old Wedding Traditions - Alternative/Quirky/Pagan

Dancing round the Maypole: Summer fun as part of Mummers style wedding celebrations   Celtic spirituality - alternative - "blessings" - nature - humanist/Pagan traditions

Dancing round the Maypole: Summer fun as part of Mummers style wedding celebrations Celtic spirituality - alternative - "blessings" - nature - humanist/Pagan traditions

Jumping the straw rope: The bride & groom jump over a straw rope signifying leaving behind their old lives and starting a new life together - often other family members will also jump the straw rope and the ritual ends with tying the members of the bride's family & members of the groom's family together signifying a new life for both families now bonded as one - Celtic spirituality - nature - Pagan/humanist traditions - alternative - "blessings"

Jumping the straw rope: The bride & groom jump over a straw rope signifying leaving behind their old lives and starting a new life together - often other family members will also jump the straw rope and the ritual ends with tying the members of the bride's family & members of the groom's family together signifying a new life for both families now bonded as one - Celtic spirituality - nature - Pagan/humanist traditions - alternative - "blessings"

The wedding party and Mummers procession arrive at Eamhain Mhacha (Navan Fort) Armagh to begin the ceremony

The wedding party and Mummers procession arrive at Eamhain Mhacha (Navan Fort) Armagh to begin the ceremony


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