Handfastings are celebrations of love
I have attended and witnessed very many handfastings in my time with most of these Pagan weddings taking place in the Avebury stone circle on the occasion of a special date in the Pagan or Druid calendar. I have also been to more private ceremonies. There are many forms a handfasting can take but they are all celebrations of love between two people and the making of a public statement of their love.
Handfasting ceremonies often involve music being played or performed at some stage in the proceedings. Love songs could be chosen by the couple and performed by singers and musicians of their choice or by those that happen to be there.