Aileen Watson

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Glasgow, UK

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Romantic Woodland Handfasting



Handfasting is one of the most evocative ways of defining a relationship, a beautiful picture of the bond between a couple. This was a betrothal handfasting in a local woodland, a promise between the couple of their wedding vows to come.















It was a heartfelt and emotional moment which strengthened and steadied a long-distance relationship during the long wait before marriage.


The Chinese heritage of the bride-to-be was represented in beautiful handfasting ribbons of red, orange and gold: red for joy and celebration, orange for the changes to come in their lives, and gold for completeness.



The knot will remain tied, and the bride will carry the ribbons with her on her wedding day.



Nobody cried. It was raining. Those are raindrops.

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