Dearly beloved: We have come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the joining together of this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony. The bond and covenant of marriage was established by God in creation, and our Lord Jesus Christ adorned this manner of life by his presence and first miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. It signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and his Church, and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored among all people.
Book of Common Prayer p. 423
At the Cathedral our desire is that your wedding be a worship experience for you, your family and your friends. If you are preparing for marriage and desire to be married in the Cathedral, we would like you to know that the Marriage Relationship is something our parish and leadership takes very seriously. Our goal is to partner as a community with couples planning for their wedding and lifelong relationship in order to help couples begin life together on a “prepared” foundation.
This involves six sessions of premarital counseling with an ordained clergy person or approved counselor and typically takes around six months to complete.
The first step:
Either the prospective bride or groom should contact the office and make an appointment to come in together, meet with the Rector, and share your story. (Thanks for helping mom, but the bride or groom needs to set this appointment.) For those couples living in another area of the country – we cannot offer destination weddings at this time. After this initial meeting has occurred, the Rector, the couple, and any other officiating clergy determine the best course to take. When you call, you can learn if your desired date is available; however, the date will not be booked at this time (continue to step 2).
The second step:
Prior to meeting with the Rector, share some preliminary details with us using the “We want to get married form” to the right.
The third step:
In the mean time, take some time and read through The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage in the Book of Common Prayer p. 423 (Pastoral Offices)
The fourth step:
Following approval by the Rector, book the date on the calendar and then begin premarital counseling.
Calling to set up your appointment:
Call Kelli Hample, Assistant to the Rector 843.722-7345 (Mon-Fri 9:00-4:00p.m.)
Please fill out this form and share a few preliminary details with us…
While weddings are spiritual matters, we know you have practical concerns too.