daily blessings

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Detail #3

Katherine wanted a way to memorialize her relatives that had died and could not attend her wedding. The perfect solution was a small arrangement of calla lilies in each window of the church, with the name of that person listed in the program, along with a card containing their name beside the arrangement. Katherine's 3 grandparents, an older brother she never met, and her husband's 3 grandparents were all honored, allowing the guest to realize how much the relatives were missed on this special day. If you click on the picture, you will see that this arrangement was in memory of the only grandfather she ever knew (the other one died before she was born). It was a blessing and a comfort to look around the sanctuary that day, surrounded by the presence of loved ones that could attend and "fresh visual reminders" of those that were looking down from heaven!

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18 Comments:

Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

What a fabulous idea. I should mention that to my daughter when the time comes. Thanks for sharing such a special time.

9:11 PM  
Blogger It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

What a detailed wedding she had!! i think that is such a grand idea..Sandy

9:39 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

KM - Thanks for stopping by and I headed over to your place and will consider jumping in on "sharing my neighborhood". What a great idea... I can tell you are creative and clever. Please come back.

Sandy - You are right it was very detailed but memoriable, meaningful, and sacrid... and the reception was so much fun!

10:20 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

That is a wonderful idea!

When I was married twelve years ago, my husband had recently lost his mother, and my dad had passed away 7 yrs before, so we each lit a candle in their honor during the ceremony.

I had never heard of honoring all those relatives who had passed on by the calla lilies in each window, but it is beautiful....I'll keep this in mind when my daughters grow up and get married!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Josie said...

What a thoughtful daughter you have. You are truly blessed.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

What a sweet idea. I have never heard of that being done, and it is such a fitting way to remember those who couldn't be there. Just beautiful.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

She certainly had given a lot of thought to the meaningfulness of her wedding. Lovely.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Lindah said...

What a very thoughtful way keep the memory of loved ones alive. I love hearing about the special touches to the wedding.

10:02 PM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

This was a wonderful idea. I had never heard of it before. I have always thought it would be good for our children to get to know their deceased relatives through some means like perhaps a special day of remembrance in which we recognize and honor our deceased relatives by sharing stories about them with our children and grandchildren.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

Blessings,

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4:48 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

That is so sweet.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

that is a wonderful detail!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Tammy, Linda, Josie, Dawn, LindaH,SusieQ,Chris and Christine- Thanks for all of the kind comments and for visiting daily blessings. You are all encouragers, as well as faithful readers which I appreciate. Blessings to you all.

9:07 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

What a nice touch. I wish we had thought of something like that for my father who died in 1995. He was in some of the pictures in the photomontage showed before the ceremony.
School is back in session. I'm finding it harder to write and read my favorite blogs. Things will get back to normal soon.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

POI/Tom - I am always delighted when my Michigan friend stops by and certainly understand when you don't make it over to Daily Blessings, (after teaching for 32 years- I remember the stress of starting a new year but fondly remember the students that made it all worthwhile). Many of your posts reflect the love and respect you have for your father and maybe you can come up with a small memorial for the future weddings! I guess you don't want to think about that right now- huh.

I have been very busy too helping my niece after the birth of the twins. They are slowly making progress but please continue your prayers.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I'm glad the hanging shoes could brighten up your day!

Part 3 of the job saga is up.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Thanks Dawn, I love keeping up with your blog, it is always insightful. You are always faithful about showing up at Daily Blessings which I appreciate.

11:52 AM  
Blogger linda t said...

I love that idea Nancy. Randy and I did that 28 years ago. His sister was killed by a 16 year old drunk driver just 4 years earlier, so we had floral arrangements placed near us during the ceremony in her memory. I did not know her, so it was special having her memory with us.

7:07 PM  

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