I was honored to be invited to share in this couples joy on their special day. I learned something new as well! The phrase ‘tying the knot’ comes from an old Irish tradition that symbolises the bond of marriage in the same way that the exchanging of rings does in most ceremonies today. At the point in the ceremony where the bond between husband and wife is signified, the couple clasp their hands together, and a ribbon, cord, or rope, often brightly colored, is wound around their joined hands as a symbol of their agreement to spend their lives together. I wish this couple many, many years of happiness!