Let your absent loved ones walk you down the aisle #Ceremony Advice#memorial#steal-this-idea July 30 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photo courtesy of Post Secret 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 (it is Post Secret, after all) 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. Check out more ways to remember those who can't be there with memorial wedding jewelry, leaving them a seat, building a memory tree, and making photo memorial candles. Or check out our whole tag archive of memorial inspiration. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Bobbie & Mario's family-centric ranch wedding NEXT How do you fight wedding decision fatigue? Toggle comments [ 7 ] 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. Reply 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. Reply 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. 3 agree Reply Those shoes are so sweet :'3 Reply 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! Reply Any idea where I can find these to attach to my wedding shoes? Reply Sara, you can find them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Bouquet-Silver-Plated-Rectangle/dp/B008Y54O46 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.