Bride and Groom, we are not going to celebrate your new union with the symbolic tying of a fisherman’s knot; a true lovers knot, It is the strongest there is; its bond will not break, becoming ever stronger under pressure.
These two cords represent your individual selves and the unique and special gifts you bring to your marriage.
As you fasten your pieces together, this represent the joining of your two lives into one common purpose. The completed knot represents your future, secure in the knowledge your relationship will continue to be strong despite the inevitable changes life brings. Although the fisherman's knot is one of the simplest to tie, it is also one of the sturdiest. As stress is applied, the knot becomes ever stronger.
It is the goal of marriage to achieve a blending of hearts and lives, but like the spaces between these cords formed by the knot, let there also be spaces in your new life together, so each may encourage and nurture the individual growth of the other.
I ask that you now tie the knot, and when you are done, pull on this rope to see it strengthen under pressure while still allowing us to see the individual cords - just as your support of one another as beautiful and blessed individuals strengthens your union.
As you hold one another in mutual concern and shared respect, may you continue holding each other tightly in your hearts and form a strong bond, now and forever. May this love knot be a reminder of the strength of your love and the binding together of your two hearts.
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