Updated: May 20
Altars floral arrangements
I would like to start with Vincent’s quote:
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help, I shall succeed.
What can I do without God’s help…?
The most important part of the wedding is the ceremony. We go to the Source and the Creator of marriage, God Himself.
In Mark 10:9 we read:
"Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
Marriage is a serious commitment between God, a husband, and a wife. You bring to church the offerings of your future relationship, your family, your love, hearts, everything. Before God is the beginning and the end.
So keep it in mind, please, the flowers you use to decorate the altars are part of that offering. They stay at your church; you can still enjoy their beauty on the following Sunday Mass.
The tabernacle is the most important part of the church. It is the heart of it. It is a little house for Jesus Himself hidden in the consecrated bread. God living amongst us; that’s why we bring the flowers there for Jesus, not for ourselves.
Here you see the altar. It denotes a raised or high place. In the New Testament it means: “table,” “Lord’s table,” and “place of sacrifice”, it is a place where the Eucharist is consecrated.
Gregory of Nyssa clearly explained: “This altar whereat we stand is by nature only common stone, nothing different from other stones, whereof our walls are made and our pavements adorned; but after it is consecrated and dedicated to the service of God, it becomes a holy table, an immaculate altar.”
Bridal Party bouquets kept in vases are used for decoration during the ceremony. At the reception, the bridesmaids will insert them in the same or similar vases on the head table.
The white vase on the left side of the kneeler is for the bride's bouquet.
All pictures are taken at real weddings by BeataEvents.