The Lazo (Lasso) is a wedding ritual in which the couple is bound together with a ceremonial rosary. Lassoing is a declaration of intent, where the bride and groom clearly state that they are marrying of their own free will.
The minister or honored family member or friend place the Lasso in a figure 8 around the bride and groom. While the couple are bound by the floral lazo or large rosary created for the ceremony, words of sacred union and the institution of marriage are spoken by the minister. The couple’s promises are made as they repeat their wedding vows. The ceremony is completed with a blessing or prayer.