In Loving Memory

Today is Memorial Day.

Originally called “Decoration Day,” it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

Going along with the original name Decoration Day, here are some ways that people have honored their loved ones who could not be there on their wedding day…

This picture was taken at our wedding last year. Our program explained that the garland along the balustrade created by A Beautiful Day Productions was dedicated to those who could not be with us on our special day:

Speaking of programs, here is an example of one that has an “In Loving Memory” message honoring loved ones lost:


Candles may double as décor and dedication pieces:

For a clear alternative incorporating flowers, a vase may be used as the remembrance piece:

Picture frames provide a combination of visuals and words:

These two ideas are so beautiful that they make me want to cry. One is a wedding boutonnière in memory of the groom’s friend, who passed away shortly before the wedding in a plane crash. The other is a bride’s father’s favorite silk scarf sewed into her wedding dress in memory of him.

This weekend, let us honor both those heroes who have fought for our country, and those everyday heroes who have made an impact on our lives. 

4 thoughts on “In Loving Memory

  1. One morning last summer, I saw a neighbor cutting beautiful flowers at his house to bring to his daughter’s wedding that day as a surprise. Turns out her beloved cat had died the year before and the ashes were buried there. He surprised his daughter with the gorgeous blooms and saying that her cat was a part of her special day. Sweet father!

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