Quite often, I’ll have a bride ask me for ways to incorporate loved ones that have passed on in their wedding day. We often have a moment of silence during the ceremony for those that could not be with us physically, or we’ll have an empty chair with a flower in place of where they would have sat.

Amy, who I blogged about a few posts back, unfortunately lost her step-mother a few months before her wedding day. I love the idea she came up with as a way to still make her step-mother a part of her day. Very hopeful that she would be able to attend, her step-mother already had her dress picked out and purchased for the wedding day. Upon her passing, Amy had some strips of fabric cut from the dress and used this as the ribbon around her and her sister’s maid of honor bouquet at the wedding. The result was a beautiful and meaningful wrap for their bouquets. How special is it that her step-mother was able to “walk them down the aisle” in a sense?