Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wedding Wednesday...

Ok, so one of the most important details is where the ceremony will take place. If you're a new reader, you probably don't know this, but I'm Catholic. I'm not a cradle Catholic. I'm what I'd like to say is a "Choice Catholic". Yes, LC is Catholic. Did I convert to Catholicism for our marriage? No. For you new readers, I actually had started taking RCIA courses to convert a few weeks before we began dating. I was an English major in undergrad and spent my concentration on Brit Lit. And if any of you know anything about Brit Lit, you know that Catholicism and Brit Lit are heavily intertwined due to what was happening in England during that time. This Baptist girl fell in love with Catholicism....

My church is the oldest, Catholic church in town designed by a renown church architect. Here is a picture of the inside:
photo credit: St.Peter's Church facebook.com*
Blk/White Photo credit: midge3426 from flicker.com
The pews you see are original to the church. They were restored a few years ago.

And here is an upclose pic of part of the stained glass:
credit: St. Peter's Church-facebook.com*
Here is the outside:


As you can see, the church is so old and so beautiful. There is no need to ruin that with crazy florals. I've decided to have two large arrangements on the alters and a couple of ribbon floral swags on the reserved pews. That's it. Nothing  more than that. What do y'all think? I just love my church!

22 comments:

Marian said...

That church is absolutely stunning!!

Jennifer said...

STUNNING!!!!! I love it! I think your choice for less pew flowers is perfect!

Raining Pearls said...

It's beautiful. I agree, it does not need much in way of decoration. She shines all on her own. Your wedding is sure to spectacular here.

Kathryn said...

Hi - Ok, I'm usually just a reader via Google reader but when I saw this post I HAD to comment. I live in Memphis and am a teacher too and I go to Calvary right across the block from St. Peter's! Our church is old and historic too and so I just had altar flowers and then some flowers on our pavement candles next to the altar and I thought it was really pretty and tasteful because the church was already so beautiful. I also put tealights in the windows because we got married at night and that was something really inexpensive that looked awesome. Good luck with the planning!

Belle in the City said...

Your church is gorgeous!! it already has so much beauty you wouldn't want to add too many floral arrangements and make it look over done. I think your ideas are perfect! xoxo

mFw said...

Love the church!!! It looks like a Cathedral!!! I honestly think our church only suggests an arrangement or so for the altar and the couple little decorations for the first 8 pews or so! Your wedding will be gorgeous!

Jess said...

I am a baptist girl myself, however I have NEVER walked into a Catholic church that was NOT beautiful/breathtaking! Your church is goregous! And I agree, I wouldn't junk it up with flowers, no need, the decor in all is classy and says it all :) LOOOVE IT

I am big on candles myself...that would look awesome in a catholic church.

Ashton said...

Gorgeous and breathtaking are the first words that come to mind. I love Catholic churches! I agree with you and everyone else...the minimal the better as far as decorations/flowers in the church. She (and you of course) will make a statement on its on!

Congratulations and happy planning!

Miss Southern Prep said...

That church is gorgeous! Your wedding will be beautiful!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Oh my goodness. WOW! That is stunning! You definitely don't need to spend a lot of money on florals with how beautiful and ornate it already looks! I hope your train or veil is really long! Your pictures are going to look incredible.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I was raised Catholic, but am no longer (not for reasons to be discussed here!) But, one thing I do love about Catholicism in the churches! They are always so beautiful and gorgeous. The one you've chosen is just beautiful! I can see you now, standing down front in that gorgeous dress, just gorgeous!

Ruth said...

Beautiful! I have always thought that you just need flowers at the alter and on the reserved seats. Mainly because I am Methodist and our ceremony is short and why spend the money.

Lauren said...

Your church is absolutely beautiful!!!! :)

Jacqui said...

Love it. It reminds me of the inside of the church I got married in. I agree simple is better

Mrs. Smith said...

Churches like this one most definitely do not need lots of florals. It's beautiful!!!

Natasha said...

perfect--i am in total agreement. my church is very leaborate as well so 2 altar arrangements with lots of candles and wreaths on the church doors and that's all she wrote--yay!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Your church is gorgeous! How perfect.

Caroline said...

St. Peter's Church in Memphis is gorgeous. I'm a fellow Memphis blogger and just ran across your blog. You have a new follower.

carolineandfredsmithwick.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Your church is ah-mazing!! I got married in an old beautiful Catholic church as well and it was so pretty that we barely added any outside flowers other than the pew markers. It saved us money, time and no one noticed anything was missing because the church speaks for it's self.

(I also think when the church is so gorgeous on it's own it helps people to remember they are at a wedding in a church and it makes it more special!)

Sara said...

What a beautiful church! Your photos will be amazing, I'm sure.

I was disappointed that our church would not allow anything actually on the altar or taller but in the end it wasn't a big deal.

Day Old News said...

Lit major right here and I, too, started attending Catholic church in college. I'm still Episcopalian, but that is about as close to Catholic as you can get. Your church is stunning and I am beyond excited for you.

Jenny said...

Our church was old and beautiful, too. I was afraid too many flowers would take away from it. We just did 3 green arrangements and I loved it!

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