Mexican Lasso Ceremony

The Couple make their Declaration of Intent, where the bride and groom clearly state that
they are marrying of their own free will.
The Bonds formed are eternal and sacred bonds. As you enter this state of matrimony you
should strive to make real the ideals that to you, give meaning to this ceremony and to
the institution of marriage.
With full awareness, know that within this Lasso you are not only declaring your intent to
be bound together before your friends and family, but you speak that intent also to God.
The promises made today and the ties that are bound here greatly strengthen your union
and will cross the years and lives of each soul's growth.
_________ and _________, I ask you to hold hands and look into each others eyes.
Will you honor and respect one another, and seek to never break that honor?
Will you share each other's pain and seek to ease it?
Will you share the burdens of each so that your spirits may grow in this union?
Will you share each other's laughter, and look for the brightness in life and the positive in
each other?
Bride & Groom:  We will.
Minister drapes the Lasso in the form of an "8" around the shoulders of the Bride and
Minister:  _________ and _________ , as you are bound together now, so too your lives
and spirits are joined in a union of everlasting love and trust. Above you are the stars
and below you is the earth. Like the stars your love should be a constant source of light,
and like the earth, a firm foundation from which to grow.
After Minister's prayer, the Lasso is removed by the Minister, then presents the Lasso to
the Groom who will later give it to the Bride. (The Bride will carry her bouquet as they
walk together down the aisle).
A special person/couple or Minister places the
lasso around the shoulders of the 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.)

At the end of the ceremony, the lasso is removed
by either the couple which placed the lasso on the
couple, or the Minister. The lasso is given to the
Bride as a momento.
"Making the World More Beautiful, Two Special People at a Time."