Yesterday Cassandra and I had the pleasure of Handfasting a lovely couple at Logan Rock.
Walking over three fields and stiles carrying heavy bags of ritual tools was indeed an energetic workout for the day!
The forecast had warned of rain, the winds were high, but Cassandra and I have taken on the role of Celebrants in all types of weather so it does not deter us if the couple are happy to proceed.
We found an area with a flat surface for the small table used as an altar and placed large stones upon the altar cloth in order to anchor it while placing accoutrements upon it.
It was the first time we had Handfasted a couple while they were holding their small son as he did not wish to be separated from his mother, but was well-behaved during the ceremony.
There were heavy rain showers during the morning, but as soon as we began the introduction …as if by magic…. the sun appeared from behind the clouds and we had a dry ceremony!
The high winds gave Cassandra a challenging start with her bullroarer, but when she activated it, the strong sound resonated around the space.
The couple’s infant son took was curious about the procedure and while I anointed the couple Cassandra kept him amused by playing ‘peek a boo’.
The forecast of rain seemed to deter visitors that day and we had the space to ourselves. We also had plenty of room at the site for jumping of the broomstick.
We were pleased that all went well for such a warm and loving couple on their special day.
Thank you to Charley our neighbour for taking these photographs while she and her mother exercised their dogs. They enjoyed the ceremony and thought the vows beautiful and emotional.
It was not until were in the Logan Rock Inn that the rain showers returned. A satisfying and successful day and we wish them happiness for the future.
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During the evening we met our dear friends Mike Chappell, Mark Lewiss and Craig Weatherill at the Queens Arms Botallack for a meal.
It is always a pleasure to see these fabulous ‘pillars of the community’, we had a splendid evening.