My high school sweetheart and I had a $500 Wiccan micro-wedding and only invited our immediate family plus a few of our closest friends. It was small and spiritual and honored us both exactly how we wanted.
For those of you looking for some pagan wedding vows and ideas, I wanted to share my handfasting ceremony script. It includes introducing the handfasting ritual, a reading, pledges from family and friends, a ring-warming ceremony, and more!
This Halloween wedding fashion inspiration has some of my very favorite things: plenty of rings, an herb bundle bouquet, crystals, skulls, and a forest backdrop. The herb bundle bouquet was home to florals invoking positivity, love, protection, inner peace, and self power. All of the decor and paperie is dark, elegant, and totally off the beaten path.
I’m a witch, my husband is not. He knows now after being with me this long that I care a great deal about ritual, intention, and love. So, we set out to do everything by hand. We braided our own handfasting rope, we decorated our broom together, we brewed mead together, we painted and created our whole twelve (12!) invitations together. During anything we did, we lit a red candle, and we would hush to each other about love. We would declare our intent.
As practicing pagans, we also incorporated many elements of our spirituality, such as tarot readers at the reception and a Samhain memorial altar. Harry Potter has been interwoven into our relationship for 20 years, so we had subtle hints of our love for the series in our decor (side note: we got engaged at and shot our engagement photos at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter). We made our reception personal by including all the things we love: coffee, beer, tattoos, and tarot!
“We are getting hitched as the moon passes between the sun and Earth during the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017.”
Celestial events range from common phenomena like full moons to awesome-looking, much less frequent occurrences such as meteor showers and eclipses to awe-inspiring, rare miracles like the planets aligning. If you’re planning an eclipse wedding during the Great American Eclipse (or another celestial event), here are some tips to keep in mind…