Rebecca and Michael in Hamilton, NJ

A local couple ties the knot with a nontraditional handfasting ceremony

In lieu of traditional vows, the couple chose a handfasting ceremony for their wedding on the grounds of Sayen House & Gardens. At this New Age ritual, an officiant asks the bride and groom a series of unique questions such as, "Will you share each other's dreams?" After answering each one, a ribbon is draped across the couple's hands, symbolically binding them.