Wed a fantastic couple with a Classic Wedding Ceremony at the Dell-Lea this past Friday afternoon. The couple created and recited their own vows to each other, as well as repeating traditional vows after me. A unique aspect of this ceremony was the Cord of the Three Strands ritual. Now, the Cord of the Three Strands is fairly common, but what this couple did in their ceremony was quite different. As the ceremony proceeded, the strands were passed from guest to guest so that each person could hold it briefly and offer their blessings and best wishes for the couple’s future. It made its way back up the front of the ceremony so that toward the end of the ceremony, the couple could braid the strands, now containing all the wishes of their guests. It was sort of like a ring warming, only using the strands instead of rings. Very cool! The ceremony was scheduled to be outside, but the weather did not cooperate with us that day, so the ceremony was held inside. Colors were earth tones, with rust, teal, and navy blue. Congratulations Jonathan & Jasmin!