Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Religious Traditions

The Lazo (above)
The tradition of the Lazo or wedding Rosary is prominent in the Hispanic culture. This wedding rosary is used to symbolize the unification of the couple through prayer. The traditional belief is if the couple prays the rosary together every night their marriage will endure. 

The wedding rosary is actually two individual and complete rosaries which meet and become one before the crucifix. It is placed by the priest over the couple after they have exchanged vows usually as they kneel to receive communion.
Las Arras (above)
The Arras (The Coins) is a small box that contains thirteen gold or silver coins, which represent Christ and His twelve Apostles. The groom gives the Arras to the bride after the vows have been exchanged as a symbol of his readiness to provide financial support in their married life. When the bride recieves them, she promises to use them wisely.

 Devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary
Mary, the mother of Jesus is the ultimate role model for the Catholic bride, as she will strive to mirror Mary's perfect love for God and devotion to her family. Brides often wish to seek the guidance and blessings of The Lord, through a ceremony that requests the intercession ( to request on your behalf ) of the Blessed Virgin Mary, through prayer and the laying of flowers.


  1. Those are some pretty cool traditions. I love the picture of the arras.

  2. Hola nina!

    Me gusta mucho el vestido, te sienta genial!
    Tu marido esta muy guapo de gris!

    Os deseo lo mejor del mundo!


  3. You look very Beautiful! Congrats!

  4. Que vivan los Novios!!!PLOPS!:):O

  5. Ok so the first time I went to a Catholic wedding, I was 20 and I had no idea what was going on when they brought the lazo out. Now, Im much more informed in these things. If I ever do have a Catholic wedding, I'll have to get confirmed and all of that. My boyfriend is confirmed already, ready to go. But we'll probably just run off to Hawaii with the baby ha.

  6. ABSOLUTELY stunning wedding photos!!! These are great traditions. I didn't know about the rosary. So, my program at Thunderbird... I will be bringing 2 women from Honduras! One owns coffee farms. The other owns a bean distribution company -- both are very small companies (women owned). They are SO excited to come to America for business training... It will be such an exciting 2 weeks with them. :)

  7. Eres tu? Que guapa estas!! Felicidades!!



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