Print photos of your lost loved ones for your memorial candles #Ceremony Advice#memorial#steal-this-idea June 28 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Matthew Turner Lighting memorial candles during your ceremony is a great way to honor those you want to remember. Jodi and Mark printed photos to wrap around tall jar candles for a pretty stunning effect. Plus the jar candles are a little less likely to blow out from wind, and won't have you standing there awkwardly trying to light them. Just don't forget your hankie. 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 is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS What unwed couples need to know about Durable Power of Attorney NEXT A sweet milkmaid braid tutorial for short-haired brides Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] LOVE this! I lost my mother 6 years ago and a close aunt 1 month ago… This is a wonderful way to have them involved in our ceremony! Reply For some reason, there's just something creepy in this for me. I think I tend to be uncomfortable when faces crop up in unexpected places. They belong on people and statues and photos. Elsewhere, I find them unsettling. Reply Those tall candles usually have pictures of Jesus' face, or another religious symbol. I think that is why it works… Reply I love this. We are looking to incorporate fire into our ceremony and couldn't figure out how. I think this is a wonderful way to do it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Reply Very nice. I've also been looking for a way to incorporate/remember some loved ones who aren't with us anymore, and I love this idea. Reply My uncle did something like this recently for his wedding in memory of my mom and grandmother, and it meant so much to our family. For my upcoming wedding, instead of doing this I decided to create a "In Loving Memory" portion to our wedsite with quick bios of the ones we wish could be there. Either way, honoring those who would've been there had they could is always beautiful. Great post! Reply absolutely LOVE this idea 🙂 Reply Wow what a lovely way to include those that have passed away! My grandad recently died, and my partners mother is gone and I had no idea how to honour their memory during our wedding….this is subtle and yet very effective!I will definitely be giving it a go for our day!!! Reply igkmtpwjmypjgxiieeifxzgs Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.