For this Wedding Wednesday post, I want to talk all about my church wedding! And yes, Carl and I did get married twice! I grew up Catholic so it was always important for me to get married in a Church. I also loved the idea of getting married in a venue so we decided to do both!
We chose to get married on Saturday, December 12, 2020 since it was me and Carl’s fifth year anniversary as a couple. We kept it small with just close family. The church we got married in was Our Lady of Fatima in Elizabeth, NJ. It was so special because it was the same Church that my parents got married in.
I loved that we got to dress up again and I got to wear my wedding dress a second time. And I love that now we will always have two wedding dates to celebrate 🙂
I also wanted to talk about the process of getting married in a Catholic Church. First, I want to mention that Carl is not Catholic and we were still able to get married in a Church since I completed all of my sacraments.
We scheduled a meeting with the priest to get to know each other and take kind of like a compatibility test (lol!). Don’t worry! It’s more for the priest to understand your religious views, morals and values, family upbringing, etc. And then we had to complete two marriage classes: Pre Cana and God’s Plan for a Joy Filled Marriage. After that was completed, we met with the priest again to go over everything and he talked about the marriage process.
Usually the process to get married in a Church takes about a year since they only offer these classes a few times a year, but since everything was online due to Covid – we were able to take these classes a couple months before our wedding.
The photographer we used was Miotti Studio – which was the same photographer we had for our first wedding. We loved how the photos came out!
Since we got married close to Christmas, the Church was decorated beautifully so the only flowers I bought were my bouquet, Carl’s boutonniere, and flowers we offered to Mary. I ordered all these flowers from Shop Rite a week before!
Here are all my bridal accessories:
Hope you enjoyed my Church wedding blog post 🙂