Wiccan Handfasting at Spring Equinox

Are you planning a Wiccan wedding or handfasting at the Spring Equinox? Though there are no strict rules to follow, you might want to add some traditional correspondences to your special day.

Roses, ivy, yarrow, vervain, broom and rosemary are customary floral choices.  You can use seasonal flowers like daffodil, jonquil and violets in bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. Pots of spring bulbs and dogwood stems make charming table decorations.

Create a palette of pastel colours, like mauve, pale green, soft yellow and light blue. Use lavender incense.

Start the celebration with a glass of rosé wine and steamed asparagus with lemon butter, then serve asparagus with lemon butter, lamb and barley stew and the wedding cake of your choice.  Change the stew to a vegetarian option by substituting potatoes for the lamb.

Many brides are now forgoing white gowns.  The Spring Equinox is an ideal time to wear more flattering pastels colours, such as pale pink or soft peach.

Blessed be!

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