Online Celebrant Masterclass Training

Mastering the skills of Handfasting, Handtying and Rituals
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ONLINE  Masterclasses

Workshop Tutorials



Presented by Glenda Procter


Award-Winning Celebrant



Who are these Masterclasses designed for?

All are welcome, irrespective of celebrant association or affiliation. My aim is to make these Masterclasses available to all celebrants and officiants.

The on-line workshops are for all levels of experience, from novice to experienced celebrants/officiants. The course is mainly geared towards Wedding Celebrants.

Funeral Celebrants wishing to add further ritual ideas to services and memorials could benefit equally, from everything presented.

No matter your ceremony style, if you are a celebrant keen to further enrich your offerings, then these on-line Masterclasses are for you. They will provide you with the skills and knowledge to confidently carry out a ceremony involving the tying of hands, drinking a toast and jumping the broom.

No spirituality is required to register on these courses!

Completion of each course will lead to a graduate Certificate and a BADGE for you to display on your website and social media.


No cloaks and wands required!

How does it work?

There is no requisite for you to participate in all of the three Masterclasses. However, completing Masterclass 1. Handfasting and Handtying will give you access to the other two Masterclasses.

2. All about Cake and Ale Ceremony (not available yet)

3. All about Jumping the Broom  (not available yet)

Masterclasses 2 and 3 will be available for you to log into in your own time. Each will be one session of two hours.

The Masterclasses will extend the knowledge and skills learnt from the previous Masterclass and take you onto a path of further full rituals. Completion of all Masterclasses will enable you to confidently give authentic and modern ceremonies as part of your celebrant offering.

Details of the required Masterclass materials, such as ribbons or cords will be posted with each booking. However, there is no requisite to purchase any items.

Facebook group

I have set up a new FACEBOOK group called “HANDFASTING COMMUNITY” for graduates of the Masterclasses. On completion of the Masterclass, you will be invited to join this online growing community. This is a place for you to chat and share your achievements and wins and to ask questions. It’s there to support you all.

   What is covered and included …

Masterclass 1

Handfasting and Handtying

Price £250

Masterclass 1. Session 1. 2 hours


“Handfasting and Handtying”

All about “Ribbons, Cords and Braids”


Introduction to course

Accompanying Workbooks 1 &2

Video recording of practical sessions  

Key areas to be covered include:

Foundations of Handfasting-Brief history

  • What to use – Purchased or homemade
  • Preparation and care of Ribbons Braids and Cords
  • Significance of Colours
  • Positions of couple and celebrant
  • Understanding the numbers of cords used and why
  • Making a simple plaited cord
  • “Tying the knot” something different
  • … and more.


a couple at Glastonbury in casual clothes being hand fasted with green and pink ribbons by Glenda Procter of Cloud9Ceremonies

Masterclass 1.  Session 2.2 hours


Handfasting and Handtying”

All about ‘Tying the Knot’

Key areas to be covered include:


 Learning more advanced plaiting techniques

Accompanying Workbook 3

Key areas to be covered include:


  • Where to place a hand-tying or Handfasting in the ceremony
  • Celebrant led Handfasting
  • Methods of making/forming the Handfasting
  • Making a simple finger plaited cord
  • Tying the Knot. A technique different to tying a Handfasting
  • The ring exchange within
  • Certificate for course completion

Masterclasses to be launched in 2022

Coming Soon

Online Masterclass. 2 hours

All about “Cake and Ale Ceremonies”

Key areas to be covered include:

Video introduction

  • Vessels that can be used
  • Liquids to drink
  • Making and creating a toast
  • Cake in a ceremony
  • Cake and Ale Ceremony
  • Getting prepared
  • Modern interpretations
  • Workbook
  • Certificate for course completion

Price £225


a couple at Glastonbury in casual clothes being hand fasted with green and pink ribbons by Glenda Procter of Cloud9Ceremonies

Coming Soon

Online Masterclass.2 hours

All about “Jumping the Broom”

Key areas to be covered include:

  • Video introduction
  • Brief History
  • Types and styles
  • Decorating
  • Holding and presentation
  • Jumping over the broom
  • Accompanying words
  • Doing it my way…
  • Workbook
  • Certificate for course completion
  • Summary notes

    Price £225


  •  Glenda is described by celebrant colleagues as The Queen of Handfasting; a name bestowed, not self-acclaimed! There is not much Glenda does not know about conducting Handfasting in her role as a celebrant. She is now recognised throughout the celebrant profession for Handfasting, and her techniques and reputation have offered her invitations to some of the biggest festivals in the UK to perform Handfasting ceremonies year after year.

    Glenda is not new to the skills of delivering Handfasting or indeed the skills of coaching, training, teaching and or tutoring. Her experiences of both would form a very impressive CV.

    • Most recently Glenda was awarded a PRESTIGIOUS AWARD voted INDUSTRY FAVOURITE in the TCIA GLOBAL AWARDS.
    • She was recognised for her contribution to Handfasting in Celebrancy, in the TWIA awards being ighly commended.
    • She was guest speaker talking about HANDFASTING on the very first virtual summit for celebrants. CELEBRANTTOPIA as a MASTERCLASS ELITE SPEAKER
    • She attended the Independent Celebrant Retreat 2019 and shared her skills as an EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR demonstrating and leading practical
  • Most recently Glenda was awarded a HIGHLY COMMENDED award in the South East regional finals of the TWIA awards. This recognised her contribution to Handfasting in Celebrancy. 2020
  • She was guest speaker talking about HANDFASTING on the  first and second virtual summits for celebrants, CELEBRANTTOPIA as a MASTERCLASS ELITE SPEAKER
  • She attended the Independent Celebrant Retreat 2019 and shared her skills as an EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR demonstrating and leading practical’
  • Glenda has been celebrating love since 2006. First as a marriage registrar in southern England and then as an independent celebrant. She had independently ripped up the rue book and has created 21st Century interpretations of ancient ritual for modern day couples.
  • Glenda has trained and tutored over 100 celebrants ( for a celebrant training organisation) between 2014-2019.
  • She is now free to do what she loves to do, in a way that suits her personality and teaching style. She loves sharing her knowledge in practical ways. In these workshops, she will give freely and openly, all her acquired skills and so much more.
  • Glenda has dedicated years to understanding the true art of Handfasting and has seamlessly intertwined her spirituality into the rituals she performs.
  • These Handfasting Masterclass workshops are a culmination of her many experiences.
  • Glenda is also a practising member of KIHA (Kent International Healers Association and a registered tutor.
  • Her spiritual interests have been with her since her teenage years.
  • Over recent years her spirituality has merged with her celebrancy work, creating her specialised niche in Handfastings.
  • Glenda does not give herself a title of priestess or goddess!
  • Glenda has successfully created a unique niche for herself at two of England’s biggest Festivals.


Glenda has been celebrating love since 2006. She gained her early experiences as a marriage registrar in the South of England, before retiring and becoming an independent celebrant. Her vast experience, both in understanding marriage and being a teacher, coach and tutor of other subjects, led her to become the Wedding Training for a leading Celebrant association. Having trained over 100 delegates in “Celebrancy in the UK” an NOCN accreditation level 3 qualification, she retired in early 2019. Handfasting was covered in a short 45 minute section of the training, leaving many delegates hungry for more knowledge.


She is a loved and respected celebrant with hundreds of ceremonies under her belt. As an award winning celebrant, she is much sought after for Handfasting Ceremonies and ritual.

You will not be disappointed when attending one of Glenda’s Masterclass workshops.



Glenda is a highly experienced celebrant who has developed her skills over the past 20 years, and has earned an exceptional reputation globally as one of the leading experts in Handfasting.

Her regular attendance at two of the major UK music festivals, along with the sheer volume of ceremonies she has conducted, has quite rightly earned her the affectionate title ‘Queen of Handfastings’.

Last November Glenda attended one of our retreats and generously shared her knowledge and skills with both enthusiasm and great skill. Attendees were so enthralled by her input that we now have a Handfasting Retreat planned for April 2020 and we’re delighted that Glenda will be the leading expert contributor. We’re fully booked with a group of excited celebrants who can’t wait to learn from the great lady herself!

Charlotte Simpson says...

Glenda is a force of nature! She was my teacher when I did my own training to become a celebrant and she’s been incredibly helpful and supportive to me ever since. She knows so much about ceremonies – especially spiritual rituals such as Handfastings – and she is absolutely sincere in everything that she does; if you book Glenda for your wedding, her amazing intuition and vast experience will come together to create a moment that you’ll never forget: personal, profound, spiritual and just what you wanted. Glenda is one of the loveliest people I know and I couldn’t recommend her more highly. X

Shelley JAckson-Woodall says...

I have had the pleasure of learning so much from Glenda on a recent Independent Celebrant Retreat that I attended. She knows her stuff! She has so much knowledge on every aspect of Handfasting and other unity ceremonies.

Her passion and enthusiasm is infectious and she is willing to share this with others. Thank you, Glenda aka The Queen of Hand Fasting, for the opportunity to learn from you


I first met Glenda at the Coughton Lodge Retreat for celebrants and was blown away by her wisdom and expertise on Handfastings, and other wedding rituals, including jumping over the broom! Glenda is generous with her knowledge and I learned a huge amount from her, she gave us the time we needed. She Is amazing and has years of experience and it is said that she is the ‘Queen of Handfasting’, and she is that, and so much more. She is wise and approachable!

Anyone who is trained by her will have unique skills that set them aside and will then have the ability to create very special enhanced ceremonies! Thank you so much

SARA GARG says...

Glenda “The Queen of Handfasting” amongst other spiritual rituals! She is a wealth of warmth, knowledge, fun and love. As a fellow Celebrant, I met Glenda on the Celebrant Retreat and you can’t help but gravitate to that beaming smile – Glenda simply glows! Xx

Bride and Groom literally tying the knot with coloured ribbons as part of their beach wedding  performed by Glenda Procter