Nature ceremony


The handfasting ceremony is a beautiful ancient Celtic tradition of symbolically tying your hands together with ribbons to celebrate your love and heart connection for each other


Symbolic marriage commitment

Welcome, I am celebrant established in the Netherlands.
You want to celebrate love in your own personal way, like a handfasting. Or you may like to have a symbolic wedding commitment such as handfasting before or after the legal marriage at the municipality or if you become or are already registered partners. You can! A symbolic marriage commitment is not a legal commitment.

You will receive a beautiful symbolic certificate from me as a memento.

Designing your own ceremony

You can see it all before your eyes.... You dream of a commitment ritual in the middle of nature, just the two of you. Or with a few loved ones in attendance. A ceremony to celebrate and empower your love and connection with words and symbolism, in peace and quiet and the beautiful nature around you.

This is where I come in, I love to think and dream with you to design and bring to life together a beautiful and personal


Alone in nature under a tree or a gathering with guests, these are the experiences of the couples who were before you...


Your heartbeat fused together

The tying of hands symbolizes coming together as a couple and beautifully affirms the love for each other. When you hold each other's hand your wrists are on top of each other, this symbolizes a shared heartbeat, your hearts beating close and connected. Your hearts fused together....
The loosening of hands symbolizes staying together of one's own free will.

Your hands will be joined during the ceremony and untied after saying vows and/or a blessing wish. The vows can be a few words, a poem, song or a longer vow.

If you want some of the important people in your life to play a special role in the handfasting ceremony, we will look together at what the possibilities are and what feels right for you and also for the person(s) who will have a contribution in the ceremony.

The elements

A powerful and deepening way to celebrate your connection with each other and Mother Earth is to incorporate the symbolism of the four cardinal directions and the elements of air, fire, water and earth into the ceremony.

Symbolism color ribbons

The choice of ribbons, cord or rope is very personal as is the choice of color.
The meaning and feeling with color can vary from person to person. Below is the symbolism described of colors, but feel free to give it your own value.

Pink love,  romance, unity, happiness, honor, truth
Red passion,  love, power, fertility, lust
Orange • kindness, encouragement, attraction, enough
Yellow  harmony, joy, balance, charm, confidence
Green • happiness, abundance, finance, fertility, charity, health
Light blue • calmness, understanding, patience, dedication, sincerity
Dark blue a safe journey, longevity and strength
Purple • power, healing, progress, sentimentality
Black • pure love, power, success, wisdom, vision
White truth, serenity, purity, concentration, peace
Gray • balance and neutrality
Brown the earth, grounding, nurturing, skills,  talent, home, heart
Silver • creativity, inspiration, vision, protection
Gold unity, strength, longevity, energy, prosperity

Rate handfasting ceremony


Excl. travel expenses by car €0.28 per kilometers (Netherlands)

I will also travel by car to Northern Belgium and West Germany.
Get in touch if you want the ceremony in another area or country.
Because of the traveling time the rate will be different.

After you agree to the agreement, I ask for a deposit of 20% of the fee amount.

The invoice is exempt from VAT.

Certified Celebrant

I successfully completed the Celebrating Life course at the School of Celebrancy from The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids.

Photos: Renske Zwaan Photography