Blessing of the Hands: The Hand Ceremony

Blessing of the Hands: The Hand Ceremony

Blessing of the Hands: The Hand Ceremony

The Hand Ceremony is an interesting twist that you can add to your ceremony. We have clients on their second marriages, therefore they are looking for different ways to include all family members.

I saw Humanist Celebrant and Justice of the Peace Anita Peters do this Hand Ceremony several years ago.

At the time our client wanted to incorporate their daughter into the Ceremony and the Sand Ceremony just wasn’t original enough.

The Hand Ceremony

During the exchange of vows, the Bride and Groom traced their hands, with any other family members hands onto a matte with a heart in the center.

Later, during the Cocktail Hour, guests then write well-wishes in the blank space outside the heart. Consequently, the Bride and Groom would later frame the matte for future posterity.

What a simple, memorable and unique addition to your Ceremony.

Want to add a version of this during your 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. Laurie Sue Brockway

These are the hands of the one you love and adore.
On this day, you promise to love and honor one another for all your days.
Reaching out to the one you love, may you find strength.
Standing side by side, may you find partnership.
Sharing responsibilities and chores, may you find equality and ease.
Helping each other in daily life and works, may you find fulfillment.
Loving each other through dark and light times, may you find power.
Look deeply into one another’s eyes, now, and promise to always see one another through the eyes of love.
As you hold hands, may you warmly hold one another’s hearts.
Our wish for you is that you build an extraordinary life together.
May your marriage be all you two would choose it to be!


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Blessing of the Hands: The Hand Ceremony

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