Post # 17
Not sure what kind of ceremony you are having, but we are putting our lost loved ones in our “Prayers of the Faithful” (Catholic). It reads:
For the departed, who remain with us in our prayers and our memories,especially : name, name, name… may they find eternal peace, and have God’s perpetual light shine upon them.
We pray to the Lord.
Post # 18
We are doing memorial candles for our grandparents that have passed away. It’s simple and elegant and understated. They will have their own table at the ceremony off to the side and then we will move them into the reception room so that they can glow and everyone will have a chance to see them. I like the idea you have of the orchids sunk in water with a floating candle, a nice way to honor them.
Post # 19
We did a memorial table at the reception for my son and DIL’s wedding in 2003, and plan to do it for my upcoming wedding as well. We placed framed pictures of the missing loved ones on a small table, along with a potted rosemary plant. Along side those was a framed quote from Shakespeare: “Here’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember.”
This time the photos will include a picture of the little son my son and DIL lost last year. Max would have been my ring bearer, but he will be a part of my wedding in another way.