Post # 1
So, we now know who the LDS brides are… how do the rest of the frequenters of the Christian bride board describe themselves? What’s your denomination? (I’m not asking to divide people, just curious). How is your faith coming into play in your wedding?
I’m an old-fashioned Presbyterian, which is actually more fun that people think it is. My fiance is a Presbyterian as well, and as his dad is (among other things) a pastor, we’re having him perform the ceremony, and we’re singing lots of the old-fashioned hymns that we still love. I’ve never gotten into praise choruses, sorry. 🙂
Post # 3
i am a Christian from a non-denominational church. i grew up in a Christian church which is a sister/break-off from the Church of Christ (but we had instruments and stuff)
i grew up in the church, went to a christian high school, but have really gotten closer to the Lord and formed my identity as a Christian separate from my family since my senior year of high school and throughout college.
i am currently on the leadership team for the college group at my church, and love it!
implementing our walk with God into our wedding ceremony is very important to Fiance and i and we strive to follow His will in every decision we make. however, i do not want to follow any traditional christian ceremony format or even necessarily be married within a church – we want to personalize every aspect of the wedding and make our own – and of course, God is at the center of our lives, so He will be at the center of our personalized ceremony. 🙂
Post # 4
i go to a baptist church, however we don’t necessarily id ourselves as baptists… just christians! we love our church so there is no reason for us to say anything negative!
our faith impacts us every single day. i suppose in some way if we do eventually get married (i hope so!) that it will be incorporated (in music choice, having no alcohol, modesty of dress, etc.) but i doubt we’ll even notice!
Post # 5
We were both raised Methoidest and plan to have some hymns & communion. My BIL is a pastor, so he will probably perform the ceremony. My dad is a retired local pastor, and my sister is a children & youth minister. (Altho, I was baptised Presbyterian, but Methodist seemed to stick with us when we switched after a move in 1st grade for me.)
Post # 6
I am Orthodox Presbyterian and my fiance is United Reformed (almost the exact same!). We attended the same Prebyterian church at school that I am now a member of and where we are getting married.
We have a Scottish pastor officiating and are planning on old hymns as well!
Post # 7
I am Lutheran and my fiance is Catholic. We are having a Lutheran wedding and we both attend Lutheran church.
Post # 8
I’m an Episcopalian, and we’ll be getting married by our priest while standing on a beach! Very generic (and humorous) description of my church is that we are Catholic-lite: All the service, none of the guilt! The services are very similar, but the teachings behind them are VERY different. We are among the more liberally minded in teachings.
Post # 9
We’re members of and were married in a Baptist church although I don’t consider myself Baptist. I was raised A.M.E. (African-Methodist Episcopal) which is a branch of the Methodist church but I just identify most with being Christian. We were married by our Pastor, had scripture readings during our ceremony (one from the perspective of how a wife should be, the other from what a husband should be according to the Word). We also made time during the ceremony for the Pastor to pray over us, and for us to say our first prayer together as a married couple (just between us). We also had some gospel and high praise songs mixed in with some of the secular selections during the ceremony (appropriate of course!) and most important – our Pastor was our marriage counselor and it has been one of the greatest investments we made in our marriage so far.
Post # 10
Our church is classified as being Baptist on some list somewhere or another on the internet that my grandmother found, but I didn’t know that until she told us. I’d say that our chirch is more non-denominational thatn anything else- we’re very, very laid back & it’s utterly fabulous. I’ve been a part of the really strict Baptist churches & that’s just not for me 🙂
Post # 11
I’m Pentecostal Holiness church. My dad is the new pastor of there.. for me it’s not so much about denonimation as it is relationships.. as long as you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.. it’s all good! Some things we’re incorporating are the union candle, my dad will most likely do the service, prayer time before meal and during the ceremony. I’m really traditional but can’t think of a whole lot of traditions to incorporate (if you think of more email me *[email protected] or pm me*). I will prob wear a jacket or lace thing on top during the ceremony and take it off for reception.. but only because i love the jackets! lol. and of course it’ll be alcohol free. my fiance is a new christian so he’s having a little bit of trouble with the no-alcohol thing ! 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2007 - a beautiful church and hotel reception
I was raised in many different tiny churches and denominations didn’t mean much to me until I met my husband. So I guess you can say we fall under the PCA church— or Presbyterian. We’re still kind of looking for a church out in New York, so if anyone knows any good recommendations, please let me know! (We like Redeemer Church but it’s SO HUGE! A smaller church would be nice!)
For our wedding, both Mr. Caramel and I told our pastor "we don’t even care if you don’t talk about us… we just want all our friends and family hear you teach the true gospel." There are some people who’ve probably never set foot in a church, and if our wedding was going to be the only time, then we wanted them to hear the gospel preached correctly. We highly respected our pastor, so he gave a very powerful, Christ centered sermon that I absolutely loved. Of course, some people thought it was boring because he didn’t make some witty, funny joke about us as the couple– but we didn’t care. It was God’s day, not ours. We wanted the focus to be on Him because His kingdom is forever and we’re not.
Post # 13
Caramel, great post. We are on the same page then 🙂
we are asking out pastor the same thing. Preach the gospel! Since marriage was created as a reflection of the relationship between Christ and His church, we want our guests to walk away knowing the true meaning and intent of marriage.
Post # 14
Caramel – Wow that’s awesome! I wouldn’t be surprised if many guests never go to church or have the chance to hear the gospel so it’s fantastic that you utilized your big day to spread the word. 🙂
Post # 15
Caramel~ I love how you wanted your pastor to just preach the gospel and that you did not care that he did not even talk about the two of you. Way to give glory to God! He brought the two of you together so praise to Him and to how you both want to show Him to all your guests!
We went to Mount of Olives Baptist Church for awhile, but I didn’t consider myselt a baptist nor does my fiance. We call ourselves CHRISTians. We try to be ambassadors for him in our everday living and not just on Wednesdays or Sundays. We are actually part of a church plant which will be called The Water’s Edge Christian Church. We are both very excited about all that Jesus has done for us and all the blessings He continues to give us!!
Post # 16
Caramel, Great way to phrase everything!
Fiance and I are Baptist. Our faith is very important to us, and it is definitely something that is part of our every day lives…Fiance is a youth minister. We are hoping to shape our wedding ceremony into a worship service…not just a legal ceremony. As Latte said, marriage is a reflection of the way that Christ loves the church; we want that to be reflected and emphasized.