Flowers and Décor

Please consult with the Lead Wedding Guild before deciding on any decorations for the ceremony. Aisle runners are not permitted. No decorations may hide from clear view worship symbols, such as a cross. Certain décor such as paraments, holiday decorations, and banners remain up during specific Christian seasons. All decorations and equipment must be promptly removed following the ceremony. The florist or family will be held responsible for any damage done to the building during the wedding.

To dedicate flowers for Sunday morning worship services contact Pamela Moore, Flower Coordinator (713) 354-4477 or pmoore@chapelwood.org. A statement acknowledging the gift of the flowers will be included in Sunday’s worship bulletin if proper notice is given at least one month before the wedding.

 

Music and Order of Service

A consultation must be held with Cameron Cody, Director of Music, well in advance of the ceremony to discuss musical selections and order of service. The music used must support worship, be sacred in theme and content, and be in keeping with scripture and teachings of the Church. All musical decisions are set at the discretion of the Director of Music and any special musical needs should be discussed during the consultation. Cameron can be contacted (713) 827-3993 or ccody@chapelwood.org

 

Photography and Videography

The wedding ceremony is a worship service. Photography and videotaping is permitted, observing the policies set forth here. Pictures may be taken before or after the ceremony in any part of the Sanctuary or Chapel. The ceremony begins with the organ prelude and ends with the recessional. Absolutely no flash photography is permitted during the ceremony. The wedding party may re-assemble at the altar after the ceremony and re-pose for any portion of the ceremony. Any pictures that are to include the minister should be taken before or immediately after the ceremony. 

Video cameras are permitted in the balcony and at a fixed location determined by the Wedding Director and the videographer. Specific procedures for videotaping of the ceremony must be discussed in advance with the Wedding Director. It is the bride's responsibility to review all the instructions with her videographer and photographer. 

To respect the spiritual atmosphere of a church wedding, please advise your friends and relatives not to take flash photographs during the ceremony.

 

Smoking, Drug, and Alcohol Policy

Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited anywhere on Chapelwood’s campus. Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the facility. Violation of this policy automatically terminates the contract and all fees become non-refundable.