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  • n. Plural form of handfasting.


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  • The couple jumped over a broomstick, had their hands tied together with a ball and chain - pagan weddings are often known as handfastings - and followed with a reception in the field.

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  • One historical example of handfastings as trial marriages is that of "Telltown marriages" - named for the year and a day trial marriages contracted at the yearly festival held in Telltown, Ireland.

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  • After that particular announcement, the number of engagements and handfastings had skyrocketed, and if some of the good farmers and fathers of Shonar had been a bit reluctant to welcome Imperial sons-in-law at first, their reluctance had evaporated when they learned of the royal bride-price the foreign sons-in-law would bring, thanks to. the foresight of their new King.

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  • Many couples have their handfastings at seasonal fairs, such as the Renaissance Fair, harvest festivals and other celebrations that coincide with the solstices.

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  • At Beltane, Pagan couples all over the world choose this time to perform handfastings, the

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  • A lot of handfastings are done in May and couples will 'jump the broom,' so we are celebrating this special month with happily ever afters and more than a few very happy in the moments.

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  • They claim to need manicured temples in which to hold handfastings and wiccanings and requiems.

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  • St. Ben's Parish Council has agreed to allow use of the Hall "without let or hindrance" for Goddess activities including ceremonies, courses, workshops, and other community activities, as well as a dedicated space for Pagan marriage ceremonies and handfastings.

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  • Wynn’s mind automatically supplied the words, since she had officiated at many handfastings before, but to another part of her, they were only gibberish.

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