Candice called me Saturday December 26th and explained that she and Tim wanted to get married in a handfasting ceremony one year before their formal Catholic wedding in 2010. They both live in Florida but are from Raleigh and are here for the holidays. They were driving back to Florida on Monday and wanted to get married Monday morning December 28th. Worked with my schedule so we made the arrangements and Tim and Candice arrived at my home at 9:30 AM followed shortly by their two witnesses.
They brought their own handfasting cord--one that was blue representing the groom, a lacy strand representing the bride and golden ribbon representing God. Notice that their left hands are wrapped in the cord and when they join their right hands together, the symbol of infinity is formed.
The happy moment of the pronouncement!
First kiss as husband and wife!
Best wishes, Tim and Candice! May all your dreams come true and you have a lifetime of joy and happiness.