The Catholic wedding ceremony is a great tradition for many families. Photographing catholic wedding ceremonies gives me a lot of time to capture special moments since they are much longer than other wedding ceremonies. A Catholic wedding ceremony traditionally includes a full mass and communion, all of which can take up to an hour. The main parts of a catholic ceremony include the processional, Priest's greeting, Liturgy or the Word, a rite of marriage, ring ceremony. nuptial mass, Lord's Prayer and Sign of Peace, Holy Communion, and Nuptial Blessing and Dismissal of Congregation followed by the recessional. A wedding reception, or cocktail hour, will usually commence shortly afterward.