Decoration of the Church

The general principle to keep in mind is that a wedding is a worship service in which we seek to worship God with beauty and simplicity. Extravagant decorations are not necessary to create an atmosphere of joy and celebration.

The Flowers

If flowers are to be used, they are arranged through Allan Woods Florist, 2645 Connecticut Avenue NW (between Calvert and Woodley) Washington, DC 20008. The phone number is 202.332.3334. Options for flowers include two large arrangements (one on either side of the High Altar) and two additional, smaller arrangements on the altar in the Mary Chapel. Flowers are left in the church for use on Sunday, and the Sunday worship leaflet will identify the flowers as given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the new couple. Prayers are also said for the couple.

The Altar & Aisle

The liturgical color for a wedding is white, the color of joy and celebration. The Altar Guild will prepare the altar with a white and gold festive frontal, or a white frontal with red trim. (The color of the altar flowers is not restricted, and may be requested from Allan Woods.) Pew markers may be supplied by a florist if desired. Altar candles and two candelabra, if desired, are the only candles used. Extra candelabra or unity candles will not be a part of the ceremony. Aisle runners are hazardous and are not permitted.

Rice, Confetti, Bird Seed & Bubbles

Bird seed, rice, rose petals, soap bubbles, etc. are not allowed inside or outside the church building.

Last Published: December 1, 2017 9:11 AM
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