Hand Holding Ceremony

Florida Beach Hand Ceremony

Florida Beach Hand Ceremony

The Hand Ceremony is very romantic.  Add it to your wedding ceremony to make extra special.

In any tradition, a hand blessing is a ritual that is meant to draw you closer to one another…

Hands are considered to be a connection to the heart, and a hand blessing symbolically brings two hearts together.’ {by Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway}

With that in mind, let’s get onto the blessing ~ which is often read before the exchanging of rings at wedding ceremonies:

Bride-, please face -Groom- and hold his hands, palms up, so that you may see the gift that they are to you.  These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.  These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy.  These are the hands that will comfort you in illness and hold you when fear or grief fills you.  These are the hands that will give you support and celebrate with you in your accomplishments.

-Groom-, please hold -Bride- hands, palms up, so that you may see the gift that they are to you. These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times.  They are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick or console you when you are grieving.  These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the year, for a lifetime of happiness.  These are the hands that will give you support as she encourages you to fulfill your dreams.

Our prayer for you today is that both of you will use these hands to build a marriage where all your dreams come true.