I’ve known that Mr. Elk and I would have a handfasting ceremony from the moment I heard about them. It fits perfectly with our personally tailored ceremony (which, by the way, I haven’t even started writing) and beautifully incorporates an Irish tradition (since Mr. Elk’s parents are fresh off the boat, and we will have a few of his relatives flying in!). I love that our hands will be tied as one, and we will talk of how our hands will forevermore be linked together.
Anyway, this desire to have a handfasting ceremony was only intensified when I saw this gorgeous shot months ago:
I was inspired to create a cord similar to add to the ceremony, and so began the easiest DIY project I have yet to take on!
I bought a purple, ivory, and lace ribbon as well as a roll of hemp. I cut them to length and tied them together and here you have the Elks’ handfasting cords:
And all wrapped around my hand. (Yes, that ring shot was intentional. I can’t pass up an opportunity for such glorious ring porn!)
Now if only I could use some of that enthusiasm to write the freaking ceremony!
Did you take on any easy DIY projects despite larger, more important projects looming in the distance? And are you doing a handfasting?