SLAINTE MHOR AGUS A H-UILE BEANNACHD DUIBH Good Health & Every Good Blessing to You
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LEGAL HANDFASTINGS SCOTLAND
We are Kara and Pall Thormod Morrisson. We are celebrants based in Edinburgh who conduct traditional Scottish Celtic and Norse Handfastings. In Scotland it is now lawful to have a Pagan wedding or traditional Handfasting under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977. This means that you can now have a legally binding marriage ceremony that suits your personal needs at your chosen location, without the necessity of a visit to a registrar's office afterwards. Handfastings performed by approved celebrants in Scotland are recognised as fully legal weddings throughout the world.
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Handfasting ceremonies can be held at an outdoors venue such as a sacred site, an historical location such as a castle, palace or estate, or a place in the countryside which is special and meaningful to you. The ceremony may also be held indoors.
YOUR WEDDING, YOUR WAY
We have been practising Celtic traditionalists for over 20 years and are experienced in writing and performing different styles of ceremony including Celtic, Norse and Nature-based wedding ceremonies. Our ceremonies are tailor-made to suit your exact requirements and you can add in your own ideas such as personal vows, readings and poems. Our emphasis is always on giving you the ceremony that you want so that you can feel relaxed and enjoy every minute of your big day. We can help you with every step involved in planning a romantic and unique ceremony for your special day including advising on the legal steps involved, meeting up with you to discuss your ideas with regard to the ceremony itself, assisting with the choice of a suitable venue, composing an individually tailored ceremony for you, putting finishing touches together, choreographing and performing the ceremony on the day itself.
BLESSINGS AND VOW RENEWAL
Furthermore, for those who simply want to renew their vows, have their relationship blessed or prefer to have a special wedding ceremony unique to them, without any legally binding paperwork, this can also be carried out by Legal Handfastings Scotland. Whatever your preference, we can assist by creating a ceremony that meets your personal requirements, advising on possible venues and helping you to have the perfect day. In May 2012 we were honoured to be given the opportunity to perform a reavowal ceremony for a lovely couple from New Jersey, USA on their 40th anniversary and as a celebration of a total of 45 years together.
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