A beautiful pagan ceremony

A beautiful pagan ceremony

In the middle of October, on the eve of a full moon, I officiated at a most beautiful pagan ceremony for my lovely friends and neighbours Tor and Nigel. The ceremony we planned was woven around a traditional hand-fasting, using a cord of their significant chosen colours which they made and blessed at Glastonbury Tor. We had two ceremonies that day; one in the early afternoon to open the loving circle and to call for the protection of the earth, and then another in the evening where the bride and groom exchanged their hopes and intentions, drank from the loving cup and jumped the broom at sundown. It was really beautiful because their hearts were so deeply and genuinely entwined as one even before we started, and everything about their ceremony was so personal and special. Tor and Nigel, can we do it all over again this coming year? <3

Thanks to Colin Squires and Darren Key at Dark Lens for the photographs