Your wedding should be an expression of you! Incorporate ideas that best represents you. In recent times we have seen couples incorporating the “tying of the Knot” or the “cord of three strands ceremony” as an expression of their lives going forward in Marriage!!!
“Tying the knot” is used in the Wedding Ceremony. The couple ties a fisherman’s knot after the exchanges of vows and rings. The couple, using large colored cords, ties this knot as the Officiant reads a commentary. The theme of the commentary is that like a fisherman’s knot, marriage strengthens and supports the bride and groom through life and, like the knot, their marriage grows stronger under pressure.
Pictures shows Jocelyn & Ionut doing the “tying the Knot” Ceremony of their wedding day. Both Jocelyn & Ionut work with a Cruise line so the “tying the knot Ceremony” was perfect to incorporate in their wedding.
The “Cord of three strand” ceremony symbolizes the joining of the Bride, the Groom and God in the Marriage. Ecclesiastes 4:12reads, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
The “Cord of Three Strands” is a great addition to a traditional wedding ceremony. During the wedding ceremony, someone reads a commentary, while the bride and groom braid the Cord of three strands together. The groom holds a small metal ring with three attached strands. The bride then braids the strands together, symbolizing the union of God, husband and wife.
What is the significance of the Colors of the Cords?
Kristen & Artavious braiding the cords on their wedding day
Gold Strand — Represents God The divinity of God is represented in Gold. This covenant relationship is initiated by Him, will be built under His authority, and is intended to glorify Him.
Purple Strand — Represents the Groom As a new creation in Christ, the majesty of the Groom is represented in purple. As the husband loves his wife and submits himself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will demonstrate His great love in the marriage relationship.
White Strand — Represents the Bride Having been cleansed by salvation in Christ, the purity of the Bride is represented in white. As the wife honors her husband and submits herself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will nurture and strengthen the marriage relationship.