Who is this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant? Look! It is Solomon’s carriage, escorted by sixty warriors the noblest of Israel, all of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terror of the night. King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon, its posts he made of silver, its base of gold, its seat was upholstered with purple, its interior lovingly inlaid by the daughters of Jerusalem. Come out you daughters of Zion, and look at King Solomon wearing the crown, the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his wedding, the day he’s heart rejoiced.
First, she is carried in a carriage
The travel couch (mitah) was a special royal bed made for the occasion; it is the royal litter on which she travels. Thus she can travel in comfort by lying on the travel-couch which is carried by several men. (24) pages 31-32
King Solomon made for himself the carriage
this passage does not describe further the travel-couch (mitah), but rather the marriage bed(apiryon) (24) page 32
it might be saying that he made it himself — lots of pent up sexual energy, but however much of it he worked on, the original Hebrew language uses two different words. One so called expert pointed this out, the rest that I read ignored it or didn’t mention the two different words. Why is this important to me? I always want to stay alert and not just accept what someone says. And it also helps the narration flow. First the carriage, then the bed, then Solomon wearing a crown. This isn’t the crown he wears as a king, but one that he is wearing for the wedding ceremony.
and look at King Solomon wearing the crown, the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his wedding, the day his heart rejoiced.
On his wedding day a groom was considered a king. Hence Solomon’s crown is not he royal crown, but the wedding crown especially made for this occasion by his mother, Bathsheba. (24) page 33
This practice was discontinued with the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Today a wine glass is broken during a Jewish wedding ceremony to symbolize that destruction, for even on the occasion of a Jew’s happiest day, the wedding day, Jerusalem must be remembered. (24) page 33
This short passage summed up the procession, the ceremony, the preparation of the bed for the wedding night, the celebration. The wedding night is a much longer passage. It is the highlight of all the events if it is the first time to have sex. In our society, if they have been having sex for some time, the highlight is being the center of attention at the ceremony and the reception. They get to have their way, at least the bride does, and everyone focuses on them.