Weddings At St. Dunstan's
For more than 50 years, St. Dunstan's has helped Tulsa couples celebrate their wedding in a beautiful, intimate setting in the heart of south Tulsa. Our nave, with its wood, stone and stained glass interior work wonderfully to enhance the joy and sacredness of the Marriage rite, and our adjoining parish hall ensures a seamless transition to the reception, with no worries about the weather.
According to The Episcopal Church, "The sacramental rite of the church in which two persons "enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 861).
The union is understood to be intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God's will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord (Book of Common Prayer, p. 423).
At the Declaration of Consent, both persons promise to love, comfort, honor, and keep their spouse, in sickness and in health, and, forsaking all others, to be faithful to their spouse as long as they both live (Book of Common Prayer, p. 424).
The congregation witnesses the couple's promises, and the members of the congregation promise to do all in their power to uphold the couple in their marriage. At the Marriage, the couple may pledge their lives to each other by the giving and receiving of rings as symbols of their vows.
When desired, other appropriate symbols of their vows may be used instead of rings. In the Episcopal Church it is required that at least one of the parties be a baptized Christian, that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses, and that the marriage conform to the laws of the state and the canons of the church.
The member of the clergy who will solemnize the marriage typically meets with the couple on several occasions prior to the service to discuss the meaning of Christian marriage in the couple's life. When one of the parties has been previously married and divorced, the consent of the diocesan bishop must be obtained prior to solemnization of the marriage.
For more information on weddings at St. Dunstan's, please call 917-492-7140