Heart2heart Ceremonies

Marlee K Bruinsma, Civil Marriage Celebrant  0438 144 269

Phone 0438144269


I have an extensive range of ideas and resources to plan your handfasting ceremony and experience with handfasting ceremonies. Hand fasting often takes place in a natural setting but can be performed indoors as well.

Hand fasting or tying the knot is a tradition in many cultures around the world. In modern wedding ceremonies, it can be a meaningful addition to your ceremony. For more traditional couples following a nature based life, handfasting is often a commitment for a year and a day. At the end of that time, the couple may decide to formalise their commitment with a marriage or part hands and go their separate ways.

A Year and a Day - Handfasting Commitment Ceremony


Your handfasting ceremony is a commitment, not a legal ceremony, and includes:



Monday to Thursday  $425


Friday and Sunday     $475


Saturdays                   $525


Handfasting Marriage



Monday to Thursday  $495


Friday and Sunday     $545


Saturdays                   $595

handfasting ceremony handfasting ribbons crystal wand blessing of the rings

The fees for your handfasting ceremony depend on whether it is a legal marriage ceremony as well or a commitment ceremony. I can provide advice on different handfasting styles and traditions, as well as some ceremony items such as a broom or besom for jumping over a the end of your ceremony.

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Did you know?

Before 1939 handfastings which took place in lieu of a church wedding were legally recognised in Scotland as weddings resulting in marriage.(BBC. Tying the knot: handfasting through the ages. 2011)

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handfasting in nature’s cathedral

Handfasting Ceremony Packages back booking

We loved you including Juan’s daughter in the ceremony, the ting-sha bell and handfasting. You were fantastic! Warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and made everyone feel comfortable. You really made our wedding so easy. Thank you!

Katchia and Juan



Choose from one of the packages below or contact me for a personalised quote.

Extra travel:

I will travel further - we can negotiate a fee for extra travel.

Hardship and special circumstances:

If you have special circumstances, we may be able to negotiate my fees.