In Loving Memory

Monday, November 3, 2014

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As today marks two years of my grandfather's passing, I thought that it would only be appropriate to make him the inspiration and dedication of this post...

Weddings are certainly joyous occasions. However, even in the midst of the happiest of celebrations, we often find ourselves thinking of those we have lost - of those we wish we could share it with.
The happy news here is that there are so many beautiful ways to incorporate our lost loved ones into our special day.


One of the more popular ways to remember our loved ones is to have their pictures hanging on the bride's bouquet or groom's corsage
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I've seen other brides attach a loved one photo to the backs of her shoes so all the special men in her life can walk her down the aisle.
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Another popular idea is to sew a piece of a loved ones' clothes somewhere into the wedding dress.  This is also often used as something old and/or something blue.
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Our loved ones are always with us in spirit, although they might be with us in person. 
Light a candle at your ceremony and keep it lit throughout the reception in memory of them.
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Keep a seat open at your ceremony and/or reception for your loved ones. You can include flowers, a photo or a note on the chair, too.
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Include the names of lost loved ones in your wedding ceremony program to remind all your guests to keep these special people in their prayers and hearts.
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Display old wedding photos at your reception of loved ones who have passed.
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Release a biodegradable lantern, doves or butterflies at the wedding 
in their honor.
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There are an abundance of ways to remember loved ones who could not be physically present on your wedding day. Use any combination of the above ideas or create a new tradition that 
speaks to your heart.

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In Loving Memory


Luke DeMattia
December 25, 1936 to November 3, 2012