_DM34346 Photo memorials attached to your bouquet is one of our reader favorites for making sure loved ones are represented at the ceremony. I spied this little twist on Post Secret recently: the photos are attached to the bride's shoes so they they are “walked” down the aisle. Here's what the anonymous bride had to say:

My father, who I was very close to, passed away when I was 21 very suddenly and unexpectedly. Two years later, I met the man of my dreams and could not imagine getting married without my dad there.

To this day, whenever anyone asks me who walked me down the aisle, the true and honest answer is: ‘My dad did.'

D'aww. Now that is some sweet symbolism. You can do something similar using these little $5 photo charms, or you can buy a set of wedding shoe charms custom-made here:

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Comments on Let your absent loved ones walk you down the aisle

  1. I just decided to do the memorial photo bouquet. We can’t have candles in our venue and we’re mostly standing so, can’t really save chairs etc.

    I got little paper photo frames like these.

    They’re very light and go nicely with my paper flower bouquet. It’s hard to see in the Amazon pictures but the ones I got were subtly embossed with a nice leaf pattern and the punch hole at the top is a heart shape.

    The pack has 12 frames, I appreciated that it has quite a few because unfortunately we have a lot of family no longer with us. I love that I’ll still get to carry them with me in a way however. And it was nice going through some of the old photos with my mom deciding which ones to use.

  2. I had a hanky that my maternal Grandma who passed away this past December gave me when my sister got married several years ago and I held that as I was going down the aisle. I totally needed it, too!

    My paternal Grandma also passed away this past December and both my husband and I have lost all our grandparents except for his maternal Grandma, so I had the idea to put their wedding photos framed (along with our parent’s wedding photos) on our cake table. I loved that it was a way to not only honor those who had passed, but a way to honor those who had modeled for decades what love truly is.

  3. My father was killed in an accident a month ago(Don’t text and drive, you’re lucky if you only hurt yourself you can kill innocent people), and my wedding is next year. Thank you for this wonderful idea, I will feel much better walking down the isle with him with me.

  4. Thank you for this so much!! My mother passed away a month ago and I’m getting married next summer, so I’m trying to find as many ways to have her with me as possible! I would have *never* thought of shoe charms, this is perfect!

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