All floral arrangements are handled by the couple directly with the florist. Please remind the florist that if any bows or floral pieces are put on the pews, glue, tape, construction adhesive, tacks, pins, etc. are not to be used. Rubber bands or pipe cleaners can be used. (We do remind you because of the structure of the end of the pew, plastic hooks have a tendency to slip off).
There can be two bouquets, which may be placed on either side on stands in the back of the sanctuary. The stands are provided by the Church. No stands are to be brought in by the florist. Flowers are not to be placed in front of the altar itself. We respectfully request that the flowers be left for use during our weekend Masses. No flower petals are permitted to be scattered during the bridal procession.
THE WEDDING CANDLE WHY? WHY NOT?
Since the wedding candle, sometimes referred to as the Unity Candle is not part of the Church’s marriage rite, it is regarded as an intrusion into the ceremony. The primary symbols namely the exchange of consent (vows) and the exchange of rings should stand above all else. These are the Church’s symbols of unity and should dominate the ceremony.
In St. Catharine’s the Unity Candle is discouraged but not forbidden. Please consult with the priest or deacon concerning this matter.
Please note: RUNNERS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Arbors, gates, trellises, gazebos, lanterns, torches, candles, or any other architectural or garden structures are also prohibited.