Summer Solstice and Pagan Weddings

Today is summer solstice, and supposedly the first day of Summer!Summer solstice and pagan weddings

What a great day to get married – The longest day to spend those most precious moments.

The Summer Solstice is a Pagan celebration and can also represent fertility.  Today is the perfect day for a Pagan themed Wedding and can begin by a handfasting ceremony.

Paganism allows for more freedom and diversity for your Wedding Day.

Summer solstice and pagan weddings
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Another important part of a Pagan Wedding is the jumping of a Besom Broom, that you may want to incorporate into your day.  This tradition represents that sexual unity between the newly married Couple and is the threshold that they would cross as husband and wife.

As with any other Wedding, following the handfasting Ceremony, there is a Wedding Reception with food, entertainment and a celebration with Family and Friends.

LOCATION

For your Pagan themed Wedding, the perfect location would be in a Woodland.  (It is advisable to have some sort of shelter such as a yurt or tipi – You don’t want to rely on the Great British weather)

COLOUR SCHEME AND DÉCOR

Consider using earthy colours and natural flowers and foliage to create an ethereal feel.

ENTERTAINMENT

How about a tarot reader to entertain your Guests, an acoustic singer or a folk band would be all suitable ways to get your party going.  Maypole dancing is also common with Pagan Weddings as are Fire Eaters.

FOOD

Vegan food is a popular choice for Pagan Weddings (See also my earlier blog on Vegan Weddings)

 

Whether you are a Pagan and wish to follow a full Pagan Wedding or perhaps you maybe non practicing but like the idea of some of the Pagan rituals and traditions, this would be a wonderful theme to have for a midsummer wedding.

If you would like more help with your Wedding Planning, please get in touch info@lmsweddings.co.uk or call 07980 679575

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