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Need ideas for remembering her fathers at my daughters wedding
blfbrat
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 7:36 PM
Joined: 2/15/2014
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My daughter lost her father and then later her stepfather both were very precious to her .   Said she won't have a father to walk her down the aisle her brothers will .   I would love to find someway to incorporate her fathers into her wedding in October .   Anyone have any ideas .   I did find little frames that we can put her father's picture and attach it to the bouquet .

 

Jerry's daughter carried a picture of her father with her wedding flowers,  thanks all for the ideas.


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Tink4495
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 11:54 PM
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Hi blfbrat,

I am so sorry for your loss and sorry that your daughter has lost both her father and stepfather. Having our father walk us down the isle is every girls dream. Just know and remind her that they are there in spirit.

I saw a photo on facebook that had charms on the back of the bride's shoes that had a picture in them. Maybe she could do 1 of each. Here is the link: www.etsy.com/listing/181654823/custom-wedding-shoe-memorial-photo

A slide show with pictures of her and her dads would be great as well.

 


jfkoc
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:45 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
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I have seen candles lit in honor of those who have gone on.
chloeanne
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:35 PM
Joined: 6/24/2012
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I am so sorry to hear about both your losses.  So nice of her brothers to walk her down the aisle.

 I have seen those that have passed honored in the program at the church.  Also photos surrounding candles at the church and at the reception in honor of those that have passed. 


KML
Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:12 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 2105


If both her father and stepfather had favorite flowers, you could incorporate those into her bouquet, and maybe also the brother who will walk her down the aisle, his boutonniere.
bela
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:15 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 4120


Necklace locket with their photos

Copy/past good ideas below

https://www.theknot.com/content/honoring-a-deceased-parent-at-wedding

https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/ideas-to-honor-deceased-parent/a333914d286f2054.html

http://www.inkedweddings.com/25-unique-ways-to-honor-deceased-loved-ones-at-your-wedding/ 


bela
Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:32 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 4120


My favorite ; see attachment

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Jo C.
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 8:45 AM
Joined: 12/9/2011
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I have seen a lighted candle on a table near the altar with a rose of each LO that was lost placed near the candle.

My DIL, at her wedding to my son, kept the front pew empty and placed a rose lying on the pew for each special beloved LO who was no longer with her.  The pastor commented on this quite beautifully as he married the couple.

J.

 


Oceanbum
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 10:44 AM
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Jo,

I love the idea of the roses on the front pew. It's very simple but makes a huge statement. They are still there and very much a part of the ceremony. LOVE that! I will keep this in mind when my daughters get married. They both like the shoes & the bouquet idea. Their cousin did the bouquet, with a picture of her Grandfather & her brother whom she lost in a car accident. She also had a framed picture of him at the front of the church which she had pictures taken with.

I attended a wedding recently where the best man was a soldier killed in Iraq. So the best man who took his place carried a picture of him in uniform down the aisle and placed it on an easel next to the groom. It was a very touching, heart-felt moment. I don't think there was a dry eye in the church when they placed that picture up there.   


Jo C.
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:02 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
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Oh how beautiful; my eyes are not dry as I read that loving tribute to the fallen soldier who ws still very much with his Loved Ones on that special day.

J.


blfbrat
Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:00 AM
Joined: 2/15/2014
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Thanks everyone,  I ordered the two for our daughter and then his daughter just announced she also is getting married too, so I ordered another one for her and her father.
bela
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:13 PM
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What did you order?  If you already stated I missed it.  sigh

Love the rose in the pew.....


blfbrat
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:15 AM
Joined: 2/15/2014
Posts: 168


My youngest daughter is getting married this Sunday,  I find that these special days are the hardest,  I cry everytime I think about it.  I warned everyone to bring me extra tissues.  He would have been so proud to see her married.  We had it all planned out, her brothers would walk her down the aisle, and he would lift her veil.    She was not the easiest child and finally after 30 years has her life together,  he had all the tough years, it would have been nice to have him here for the special moments.
blfbrat
Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:24 PM
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blfbrat
Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:25 PM
Joined: 2/15/2014
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above is pictures of both fathers in my daughter's flowers