June 10, 2010

Wedding Lasso

The Lasso is associated with a wedding prayer during the ceremony. As part of the ceremony to symbolize unity, a large loop of rosary beads is placed in a figure eight shape around the necks of the couple after they have exchanged their vows. The symbolism of the lasso is to show the union and protection of marriage.

Special members of the wedding party may be in charge of "lassoing" the Bride and Groom together after they kneel for the wedding prayer. They drape what is usually a white satin circle of cord around the shoulders of the kneeling Bride and Groom, groom's shoulder's first. The lasso may also be tied around their wrists. The couple wears the lasso throughout the remainder of the service. The loop is symbolic of their love, which should bind the couple together everyday as they equally share the responsibility of marriage for the rest of their lives.

A double rosary lasso may also be given by one set of the parents and may be blessed with holy water three times in honor of the trinity.

At the end of the ceremony, the lasso is removed by the couple who placed the lasso on the couple, or the priest. The lasso is given to the Bride as a memento of her becoming the lady of the groom's heart and home and shows their promise to always be together side-by-side.

Several strands of beautiful pearls are woven together to make this traditional wedding lasso popular in Hispanic, Latin and Filipino ceremonies. Weighty and substantial, the design ensures your lasso ceremony will not only be meaningful, but picture-perfect as well. Each lasso is made of faux white pearls.