The BROOM has long been a significant part of traditional WEDDING ceremonies, seen commonly used by many diverse cultures: sweeping across Welsh, British, Celtic, Druid & Gypsy traditions as well as in ancient African, Aboriginal, Pagan & Shamanistic rites.
Regarded as sacred, commonly used to purify spaces for rituals, at Wedding ceremonies, guests would wave the broom over the heads of the couple to sweep away their past, clearing a fresh path to newly-wedded bliss. The wedding ceremony always culminates with some variation of the marital couple jumping over the broomstick (always noting that whomever jumps highest will be the decision maker in the family).
The wedding broom symbolizes the elements of a strong matrimonial alliance. The hardwood handle represents the strong roots of the family tree. The black & white cords depict the balance of light & dark, yin & yang, masculine and feminine. The merging of dual broom heads represents the joining of two families into one. The straws of the broom stand for the many fruits that will be born from their union, and the stitching signifies the ties that bind the couple together, as lovers 'tie the knot'.
Hung next to or over an entrance, the broom is believed to safeguard the couples new household, protecting them from any negative energies that may attempt to enter the home & ensuring them health, wealth & happiness all their days. ~ M. Hendry
Organic Artist Tree handcrafts each custom heirloom WEDDING BROOM to order, specially selecting the ideal piece of wood to symbolize the strong roots of a solid union. The unique 2-headed intersecting faerie sweep design creates one heart of love over the union of the two broom heads converging into 1. Black and white decorative stitching accents the balance of the energies created by the couple. Every broom comes with a custom printed card explaining the Wedding Broom lore. Prices for Wedding Brooms range from $500-$1250. All of our brooms come with a Lifetime Warranty. Contact us to by email or telephone to place your order & discuss your custom details today.
All materials used in Organic Artist Tree products are natural, sustainable, renewable, recycled, ecologically harvested or derived from weedy or invasive organic materials. No plants or animals are damaged or harmed in in the manufacturing of our products.