Our friends Annie and Chris had their Handfasting in the woods somewhere in the wilds beyond Lincoln.
The camp site had several log buildings, including a mead hall, and a fire pit surrounded by a circle of trees.
The Handfasting took place at the firepit and was conducted by Bill and Brenda Sutton, two of our American friends ( who we have often run into at Filkcons). They had come over for the ceremony (and a bit of a holiday).
I have not been to a Handfasting before and it was an interesting experience, including sanctifying a circle and the exchange of vows.
I took part in the sword arch at the end, which went perfectly, even though we'd only done two quick rehearsals. The swords all rose smoothly as the couple advanced and fell again behind them( nobody died....yay!).
We then all went to the mead hall for too much food and a similar amount of mead.
Here are some pictures of the cake.
We paid for an excellent cooked breakfast on Sunday morning and had a much easier journey home, getting back at about 4Pm to two most disapproving cats.
They were so put out that, when Teddy went to speak to one of our neighbours, they both followed him complaining loudly until he came back to our house.
Until next time