This is the double framed picture with a poem. Not sure if I will use this one to be seated with us at reception, or the bigger one. Whichever one doesn't sit with us will be placed at the picture table.
At the end of last year, my Mr. lost his mom to cancer. My one big regret: We didn't get married sooner so she could share in our joy. The wedding certainly won't be complete without her.
Even as I'm planning, I begin to think of what would have pleased her, or what I feel she would have liked, and then I get sad. I want her to be there! But I know she will be with us in spirit.
As a memorial to her, we decided to put her picture in a nice frame, and place it where she would have been sitting in the church. We haven't figured out the exact details yet, but after the seating of my mom, the Mr. will go to where his mom's picture is seated and place flowers there as a memorial. This will also be listed in the programs so everyone will know what's going on.
We will also put her picture at her seat at our table at the reception. That way it will feel more like she's there with us.
I will also have on display a plastic double framed picture with poem. I put her picture on one side, and printed out a poem that I created for her on the other side. I decorated them with scrapbook paper.
The poem reads like this:
Mom, we miss you so very much
On this very special day.
And not just now, but every minute,
Since you went away.
I know you are looking down at us,
Watching from above.
Yet how I wish you were here today
Sharing your joy, support and your love.
We will celebrate the life you lived.
All you've given us will never perish.
All the beautiful memories and life lessons
Those are the things we will always cherish.