The Wedding Lasso
With its historic origins in Spain, the wedding lasso is a rope, cord or double rosary in the form of a figure 8, the infinity symbol which is placed over the heads of the wedding couple after they have exchanged their vows at the end of the ceremony.
This is done either by the officiant or friends or family members designated as sponsors. The Officiant then explains the meaning of lasso to the audience.
Officiant: [Name] and [Name], you have chosen to incorporate the old Spanish tradition of the lasso ritual into your wedding ceremony today. Lassoing is a symbolic declaration of intention that you are voluntarily binding yourselves together before your family, friends and God.
A prayer for the couple is then said as they stand or kneel.
O God, bless the marriage of [Name] and [Name], who come to you seeking your blessing. Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy.
Grant that their wills may be so knit together in your will, and their spirits in your spirit, that they may grow in love and peace with you and one another all the days of their life. Amen.
The lasso is then removed by the person or persons who placed it on the couple
Lasso Wedding Ceremony