Handfasting, Native, Custom & Spiritual Weddings

Handfasting, Native, Custom & Spiritual Weddings

BesomHello there, Its your big day and you want it to be memorable, spiritual and especially fun! You are planning for an outdoor wedding or somewhere fun and relaxed, you know that something different and meaningful is the only way you will be satisfied ! Maybe you have something unique you’ve envision and wonder if there’s an officiate willing to “go there”! I feel confidant I can help you with that!Handfasting Tamare

I’m Tamare White-Wolf, over the 8 years of Paganfest, where we recreated the “Great Wedding Rite” at the Beltaine Sabbat, I have co-facilitate Handfasting ceremonies. There have been many, that chose to take the next step of their love and relationship, into a natural law commitment. These experiences lead me to be fully and legally Ordained as a Minister of Weddings, Births & Memorials in the Meta-Physical denomination.

I’m a professional Psychic, Pagan Spiritualist, Shaman Priestess, Esoteric Teacher & Ordained Minister. I’ve been working in the Meta-Physical realm for 25 years at my awesome spiritual shoppes since 1994!
I was ordained with “Bancroft Spiritual Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth”.

I specialize in Handfasting, Natural, Pagan, Wiccan, Native Spiritual Wedding Ceremonies. I am a Wise Woman of the old ways and love to offer such pagan ways to others at affordable prices. These weddings empower folks to start their lives as husband and wife on a spiritual, magical and natural path, making for a stronger and healthier union for life!

Reverend Tamare White-Wolf Offers you and your “spouse-to-be” an opportunity to custom create your special wedding day. Lets sit and consider all your dreams and fit them together to design that perfect day adding the few requirements necessary in order to make it “legal”. Tying the Knot!We can perform a traditional smudging ceremony while each of your guest enter a circle, having more participation from your guests can really be special! After everyone is in place we can welcome in the quarters and ancestors to witness your union! Maybe you want to keep it simple and have seating as if they are the audience as with many now-a-day weddings and skip that part. You may choose to have a traditional ring exchange or personally written vows, or maybe its not your first time around and you have a blended family, that’s wonderful, we can arrange unique ways to include just about anything into the ceremony with ease!

Fee $250- for basic service

The choice is always yours!  Contact Me Here                                                                                                                                                     

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Handfasting Weddings

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Example of a Handfasting Ceremony!

Officiant: Know now before you go further, that since your lives have crossed in this life you have formed ties between each other. As you seek to enter this state of matrimony you should strive to make real, the ideals which give meaning to both this ceremony and the institution of marriage. With full awareness, know that within this circle you are not only declaring your intent to be handfasted before your friends and family, but you speak that intent also to your creative higher powers.
The promises made today and the ties that are bound here greatly strengthen your union; they will cross the years and lives of each soul’s growth. Do you still seek to enter this ceremony?
Bride and Groom: Yes, We Seek to Enter.
Officiant: In times past it was believed that the human soul shared characteristics with all things divine. It is this belief which assigned virtues to the cardinal directions; East, South, West and North. It is in this tradition that a blessing is offered in support of this ceremony.
Blessed be this union with the gifts of the East. Communication of the heart, mind, and body Fresh beginnings with the rising of each Sun. The knowledge of the growth found in the sharing of silences.
Blessed be this union with the gifts of the South. Warmth of hearth and home The heat of the heart’s passion The light created by both To lighten the darkest of times.
Blessed be this union with the gifts of the West. The deep commitments of the lake The swift excitement of the river The refreshing cleansing of the rain The all encompassing passion of the sea.
Blessed be this union with the gifts of the North Firm foundation on which to build Fertility of the fields to enrich your lives A stable home to which you may always return.
Each of these blessings from the four cardinal directions emphasizes those things which will help you build a happy and successful union. Yet they are only tools. Tools which you must use together in order to create what you seek in this union. I bid you look into each others eyes. [Groom’s Name], Will you cause her pain?
Groom: I May
Officiant: Is that you intent?
Groom: No
Officiant: [Bride’s Name], Will you cause him pain?
Bride: I may
Officiant: Is that you intent?
Bride: No
Officiant: [To Both] Will you share each other’s pain and seek to ease it?
Bride and Groom: Yes
Officiant: And so the binding is made. Join your hands *First cord is draped across the bride and grooms hands* [Bride’s Name], Will you share his laughter?
Bride:Yes
Officiant: [Groom’s Name], Will you share her laughter?
Groom: Yes
Officiant: *To Both* Will both of you look for the brightness in life and the positive in each other?
Bride and Groom: Yes
Officiant: And so the binding is made. *Second chord is draped across the couples hands* [Bride’s Name], Will you burden him?
Bride: I may
Officiant:Is that you intent?
Bride: No
Officiant:[Groom’s Name], Will you burden her?
Groom: I may
Officiant:Is that your intent?
Groom: No
Officiant: Will you share the burdens of each so that your spirits may grow in this union?
Bride and Groom: Yes
Officiant:And so the binding is made. *Drape third chord across the couples hands*[Bride’s Name], will you share his dreams?
Bride: Yes
Officiant:[Groom’s Name], will you share her dreams?
Groom: Yes
Officiant:*To Both* Will you dream together to create new realities and hopes?
Bride and Groom: Yes
Officiant:And so the binding is made. *Drape fourth chord across the couples hands*[Groom’s Name], will you cause her anger?
Groom: I may
Officiant: Is that you intent?
Groom: No
Officiant: [Bride’s Name], will you cause him anger?
Bride: I may
Officiant: Is that your intent?
Bride: No
Officiant: *To Both* Will you take the heat of anger and use it to temper the strength of this union?
Bride and Groom: We Will
Officiant: And so the binding is made. *Drape fifth chord across the couples hands*[Bride’s Name], Will you honor him?
Bride: I will
Officiant: [Groom’s Name], Will you honor her?
Groom: I will
Officiant: *To Both* Will you seek to never give cause to break that honor?
Bride and Groom: We shall never do so
Officiant: And so the binding is made. *Drape sixth chord across the couples hands**Tie chords together while saying:* The knots of this binding are not formed by these chords but instead by your vows. Either of you may drop the chords, for as always, you hold in your own hands the making of breaking of this union. *Once chords are tied together they are removed and placed on altar*
(End)

Reading

Apache Wedding Poem, read by [member of the bridal party of your choosing] Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be a shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no loneliness for you, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you. May your days be good and long upon the earth!
Officiant: Now that you have joined yourselves in matrimony, may you strive always to meet this commitment with the same spirit you now exhibit. We all bear witness to this ceremony you have just performed and you may now call yourselves by those old and respected names, husband and wife. Bless this union. You may kiss the bride.

Exchange of Rings

Officiant: (Bride and Groom), as these circles are designed without an ending, they speak of eternity. May the incorruptible substance of these rings represent a love glowing with increasing lustre through the years. Bless these rings which you give to each other as the sign of your love, trust, and faithfulness. Groom (repeating after Officiant): Take this ring as a sign of my love, and as a symbol of all that we share, in token and pledge, of my constant faith and abiding love. Bride: (same thing, switched) 
You can make any changes you feel you require! Im willing to customize to suit your cultural or spiritual beliefs! Just let me know! Blessed!