Archives for the month of: December, 2011

/background on the cord ceremony/

The traditional wedding cord is a piece of wedding paraphernalia used in some Catholic wedding ceremonies. This is actually a representation of a loop of rosary beads made out of white satin or silk. During the wedding proper, this is traditionally formed into a figure-of-eight shape, and then placed around the neck areas of the bride and the groom after they have made their wedding vows, and are already kneeling on pillows for the pronouncement of a wedding prayer. This cord symbolizes lifetime unity or the everlasting union of the bride and groom when they officially become husband and wife, as well as a symbol of marital protection; while the loops formed signifies their love for one another. After the wedding, this marital twine is typically kept by the bride as a wedding souvenir. Use of the traditional wedding cord for weddings is common in Hispanic countries such as Mexico, the Philippines, and Spain. (via Wikipedia)

/findings/

As my parents were cleaning out my grandparents’ garage, they came across my passing aunt’s wedding cord she used at her wedding.  Because my mom knew how close me and my aunt were, she decided to give me the cord for me and Pat to use.  However, my aunt has a daughter.  And it truly belongs to her.  So I messaged her and below is the thread that made me us cry.

I don’t know how I’m going to survive my wedding day with all the love, meaning, and sentimental value surrounding me.  In all honestly, I look ugly when I cry! haha.

/Auntie Banana’s (Imelda) beautiful cord/

Bingo! We stumbled upon a suit he loved at Theory! We were out shopping for shirts and ties for the groomsmen and left with his suit!