Christian Hand fasting
Hand fasting truly is a very beautiful element in anyone's wedding.
A cord, or braided ribbon is used. The 3 part braided ribbon represents Bride's life, Groom's life, and now their have been blended into their new life together.
Hand fasting comes at the end of your ceremony and goes like this:
(Bride and Groom hold hands) Chaplain will take the cord/ribbon and tie the hands gently together. As I do, I will say, "As this knot is tied, so are your lives now bound. Woven into this cord/ribbon imbedded into its very fibers, are all the hopes of your friends and family, and of yourselves, for your new life together. With the fashioning of the knot, I tie all the desires, dreams, love and happiness wished/prayed for here in this place for your lives, as long as you both shall live.
The braided ribbon can be colors from your wedding, Remember to have a place of honor ready to keep this cord or ribbon ready to display.