Guy & Bonnie get married. A Humanist Handfasting wedding ceremony in Haworth.

August 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I've never captured a Humanist Hand-Fasting ceremony before; so I confess I was a little bit giddy at the prospect!

Bonnie got ready at her parents home. It was a hive of activity. When I arrived Bonnie was doing hair for her Bridesmaids, having already done her own hair and make up. This was a very hands-on wedding, with everyone doing their bit to make it really special. Bonnie wore an heirloom dress, the same one that her Mum had worn on her wedding day. The ceremony was held at Scar Top Chapel located in a very scenic setting just above Haworth. The Chapel has no denomination, so it's a friendly place that welcomes everyone. The very lovely Val Turner, of The Humanist Society, was the Celebrant for the service. It was a relaxed, fun and informal celebration, with singing and laughter and of course the fastening of ribbons around the Bride and Groom's hands. Each ribbon represents a particular quality Bonnie and Guy are bringing to their marriage; orange for warmth and cheerfulness, green for growth and happiness, white for new beginnings. Once the ribbons are in place they are tied together, hence the saying "tying the knot"!! After the ceremony everyone made their way to the village hall in Haworth. Bonnie, Guy and their family and friends had worked really hard to make the venue look amazing!! Bonnie & Guy are close friends with the very talented Suzanne Oddy, who is a wedding stylist and supplier of prettiness. In addition to the beautiful details at the chapel, Suzanne had added some of her unique and gorgeous touches to the venue too!!






Val Turner:

Suzanne Oddy Designs Ltd:

Scar Top Chapel: 01535 642915

Haworth Village Hall:



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