The bride had gorgeous floral arrangements that hung off of 5ft candle stands that were attached to the end of each pew-must have been impressive! BUT when the priest saw them he informed Janet that the candles were not to be lit. Janet was stunned and went and told the parents and the bride, who immediately started to have panic attacks. Janet went back to the priest and begged but he refused and Janet ran back to the parents, the music was starting now, and the father of the bride told Janet to light the candles "Who is paying you?" is actually what was said. So just before the bride walked down the aisle Janet and her assistants ran down the aisle and lit all the candles while the priest looked on and fumed. I had a priest, my own priest actually at my cousin's wedding, tell me that we were not allowed to close the inside doors. My cousin wouldn't get out of the car until they were closed and Fr was being adamant-I finally begged and the rest of the service went on without a hitch. I've had wedding planners tell me that they don't deal with pastors-they don't want to fall into that hornet's nest.......noticing a trend here?
Places of worship, because this includes any and all religions, have protocol based on religious beliefs, past experiences and, well, the pastor's own personal thoughts (and this also works for the "event" lady who can sometimes yield even more power). Just like any building that you would enter you must respect the fact that you are in someone else's "home" and not just home but their place of worship....it doesn't always make sense but chances are you need to accept the rules if you want to be married there.
|Instead of 2 arrangements on either side what about one on the alter table|
Photo by Sweet Pea Photography
|We were not permitted to move the four yellow arrangements but because the couple's arrangements were neutral it worked out|
|Modern coloured flowers in a traditional church-works!|
|Heritage church calls for modern design-don't you think?|
Photo by Union Photographers
|Less expensive container and smaller but still the same flowers as the main arrangements|
|Sweet Pea Photography|
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