Handfasting: A Practical Guide by Anna Franklin

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Tying the knot, getting hitched and joining hands in marriage all common terms in marriage and all originating in customs going back centuries and linked to the Anglo-Saxon handfaesting (literally, the shaking of hands to seal a contract.) From choosing wedding garb and rings to making the perfect passion punch, Anna Franklin s Handfasting offers a wealth of fascinating wedding lore and marriage customs from around the world, including rituals, blessings, traditional herb crafts and recipe ideas. Anna shows you how to infuse these treasures of the past into your own modern wedding ceremony to add fun, uniqueness and lasting meaning to your special day. This revised edition includes a new chapter on Gay weddings and how to achieve a legally recognised handfasting in the UK.

Publisher: Lear

Date of publication: 2009

Format: Paperback