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Make Your Wed­ding an Expres­sion of You

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?

Weddings in Jamaica

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.

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