Handfasting Cords

In Europe until around the 1700s, most marriage ceremonies were not performed in a church, instead, they were held in God’s own cathedral- a grove of trees, on a riverbank, or in a verdant field. 

The hands of the couple were tied together by ivy, rope or ribbon. It was meant to signify the strength of two souls united now to face the world in whatever life may bring (or perhaps to keep one of them from running away!)

This is where the terms ‘giving one’s hand in marriage’ and ‘tying the knot’ come from. 

You can build on this ancient tradition in a modern way with our delightful and customizable cords!