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1000 Orgami Cranes


Since the elegant bird mates for life, it is a popular motif in weddings.  An ancient Japanese legend  promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Some stories believe you are granted eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life of happiness or recovery from illness or injury.   The duty of folding 1,000 cranes was initially assigned to the father of the bride who was wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple.  The the meaning and task of folding 1,000 cranes is now assigned to the bride; symbolic of showing the groom’s family what a patient woman the groom will be marrying.  Couples can also do it together to practice patience, determination, and cooperation.   If you wish to do this, know that on average, brides report investing more than 100 hours over six months.

German Wedding Cup

Centuries ago, in old Nuremberg, Kunigunde fell in love with a young and ambitious goldsmith. Although Kunigunde’s wealthy father did not approve of this pair, it was clear that she only wanted the goldsmith to be her husband as she refused many titled and rich suitors who asked for her hand in marriage. Her father became so enraged that he had the young goldsmith thrown into the darkest dungeon.  It did not end their love, and the father created what he thought to be an impossible task:  “If your goldsmith can make a chalice from which two people can drink at the same time without spilling one single drop, I will free him and you shall become his bride.” The young goldsmith created a girl whose skirt was hollowed to serve as a cup and her raised arms held a ‘much smaller cup’ that swivels so that it could be filled and then swung towards a second drinker.  The “Bridal” or “Wedding Cup” remains a symbol; love, faithfulness and good luck await the couple who drink from this cup.

Rope or Three Cords Ceremony

The Cord of Three Strands Symbolizes the joining of one man, one woman, and God into a marriage relationship. Marriage takes three; you, your soon to be spouse, and God. It was God who taught us to love. By keeping Him at the center of your marriage, His love will continue bind you together as one throughout your marriage.

This is a great unity ceremony for outdoor locations, due to weather.

One person, the officiant, Party 1, Party 2 or a person of honor holds one end of the strands. It can be tied to a ring, or even fastened to a plaque. Then the couple braids the cords or ribbons together. The traditional colors are-

◦Gold Strand – Represents the divinity of God

◦Purple Strand – Represents one of the Parties.  As this person loves the other, and honors God, the Lord in turn will demonstrate His great love in the marriage relationship.

◦White Strand – Represents the other Party in the ceremony. This person having been cleansed by salvation in Christ, this purity is represented in white. As this person honors the other and submits honors God, the Lord in turn will nurture and strengthen the marriage relationship.

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Jumpimg the Broom-

The “Jumping the Broom” is a ceremony in which the Couple, signify their entrance into a new life and their creation of a new family by symbolically “sweeping away” their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband.

What does the Broom stand for?

The straw of the broom represents family, the handle, God; and the ribbons, the ties that bind.
A few options on how to jump the broom are listed below.