I believe the answer is yes because both are apt metaphors.
Originally Posted by Jefferson
Paul applied the bride metaphor to the church as well:
Originally Posted by Inzl Kett
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.