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The concept of a Handfasting is said to have originated with the ancient Celtic culture. The term "tying the knot", which is still used widely today, originates with the practice of handfasting. During the ceremony, the couple's hands are tied together with one or several colored cords or ribbons, symbolizing the desire of the couple to be united. The cord is often kept by the couple in a box or ornate bag as a reminder of their vows. Handfastings, done in the past as a commitment for a year and a day, can today be combined with ring vows and a license to make it a legally binding contract.

In handfasting cords, all of the colors have meaning. The Celtic Heart's handfasting cords are usually woven with three colors. I use a variety of tulle, ribbon and cordings. I usually anchor the center of the cords with a metal charm and each end of the cord is usually adorned with a small metal Celtic charm or bead. Each cord is made of 3 to 5 cords. Additional cords can be added at an additional cost. If you would like more cords, please convo me so we can discuss what cords and colors and materials you would like.

These are the colors you can choose from and their meaning for your cords.

Red - will, love, strength, fertility, courage, health, vigor, passion
Orange - encouragement, adaptability, stimulation, attraction, plenty, kindness.
Yellow - attraction, charm, confidence, balance, harmony
Green - fertility, luck, prosperity, nurturing, beauty, health, love
Dark Blue -for a safe journey, longevity & strength
Light Blue - tranquility, understanding, patience, health
Purple - healing, health, strength, power, progress
Black - strength, empowerment, wisdom/vision, success, pure love
White - spiritual purity, truth, peace, serenity and devotion
Gray - balance, neutrality, used in erasing, canceling, neutralizing, and return to the universe without repercussion
Pink - love, unity, honor, truth, romance, happiness
Brown - for healing , skills & talent, nurturing, home & hearth, the earth.
Silver - for creativity, inspiration & vision, and protection.
Gold - for unity, longevity, prosperity, strength.

Each woven Handfasting cord measures between 5 and 6 feet, ample length for you and your partner to be meaningfully bound. If you so desire, your custom ordered handfasting cord can be woven in any of the moon phases you choose. I suggest the new or waxing moon for new beginnings.

If you would like for us to create YOUR special handfasting cord, please convo me with the details upon making your purchase of this listing. As always, The Celtic Heart appreciates your business.

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CUSTOM Celtic HANDFASTING CORD You choose the Colors Weddings Vow Renewals


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tulle, ribbon, satin cording, metal charm, metal bead
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