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Blessing of the Hands: The Hand Ceremony

Recently, we provided musicians and sound for Katie and John's wedding at The Riverhouse in Haddam, CT.  The ceremony was officiated by Humanist Celebrant and Justice of the Peace Anita Peters . Katie and John wanted to incorporate John's daughter Kayla into the Ceremony and the Sand Ceremony just wasn't original enough.  Anita came up with The Hand Ceremony. During the exchange of vows, the Bride and Groom traced their hands, with John's daughters onto a matte with a heart in the center.  During the Cocktail Hour guests then write well-wishes in the blank space outside the heart.  Katie and John would later frame for future posterity.  What a simple, memorable and unique addition to your Ceremony. If you want to add this during the Ceremony, we found this beautiful reading for you to incorporate: Blessing of the Hands "Hands are considered to be a connection to the heart, and a hand blessing symbolically brings two hearts together." by Rev. Lauri