(Closed) Show me your sentimental wedding accessories.

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am wearing my grandmother’s cameo.  Her brother brought it back from Europe after WWII, and it is unlike any other cameo I have ever seen.  The person he bought it from (people were destitute at that point, so he got it for a song) said it had been in his family for generations. 

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love sentimental accessories! I think they add such a lovely touch to a wedding, whenever someone posts a thread about using grandmother’s pearls or veil I’m always clicking the DO IT in the poll.

Post # 6
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wore my mom’s, grandma’s and great grandma’s wedding bands attached to my bouquet.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

That opal is gorgeous … and what a sweet Fiance you have!!!  

I had the  gold heart locket (i need to get a pic of that thing darnit) that my dad gave my mom before they were married.  IT”S BIG and every kid from me to my niece that was before a few months before my mom passed away, has gnawed on that thing.  It’s big flashy gold.   

Inside was the pic he put inside for her, them on a two person bicycle… on the back it says .. “FIRST ALWAYS” and that’s how they signed all their cards to each other.  The bicycle built for two thing is a huge deal in our family, it’s a Broadway song(Daisy Daisy give me an answer do) it was something my mom sang to all her kids/grandkids/nieces nephews…. everyone in my family knows this song because of them.

I also wore the claddagh ring that my dad gave my mom on their 25th wedding anniversary, and my grandmother’s costume pearls.  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I had a brooch from each of my grandmothers incorporated into my brooch bouquet.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I will be getting these earrings from my grandmother on Dad’s side made into a hairclip or something as I can’t wear earrings. My grandmother will be 90 next year and lives in the States so may not be around when I get married and is unlikely to travel all the way over here again.

This hair comb I recently got from my other grandmother, who does live in the same city but is 85, and has dementia, so may not be around to come to my wedding.

It really saddens me every time I think about not sharing the day with my grandmothers, but I do want to honour them in some way and I can do that by wearing these pieces they gave me.

I also plan on wearing a plain gold cross necklace that I got at a street fair about 10 years ago. Couldn’t find it to take a picture of though.

I want to wear my mum’s veil πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I incorporated my grandma’s clip-on earrings into my brooch bouquet.

I love this thread! It’s so sweet to read this stories.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wore my great-aunt’s (my grandma’s sister) garnet necklace for my wedding. Her daughter was there and I met up with her recently. She told me how much it meant to see them still being treasured (even though they’re not very valuable).

That’s my grandma in blue. She’s 96.

Post # 14
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My grandmother had her mother’s wedding ring turned into a bracelet for my something old. I cried when she gave it to me. If I have a daughter, I would like her to wear it on her wedding day and make it a family tradition. 

My “something borrowed” was my mother’s promise ring given to her by my father when she was in HS. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have four grandmothers, and I carried something from each of them on my wedding day.  Only one of them was able to make it to the wedding, so it was really special that I had something to remember them all by.

My mom’s mom, I’m told, was a pretty awesome lady, but I don’t really have any memories of her as herself.  She passed away when I was only eight, and she suffered from dementia for several years before that.  Most of my memories of her are of her in the nursing home asking my mom who she was.  For the wedding, my mom let me wear my grandma’s mink stole, which is in amazing shape even after fifty years.

I never met my dad’s mom.  She died when my dad was thirteen.  I’m told that I get my creativity from her, though.  My grandpa got rid of almost all her things years and years and years ago, but he sent me a photograph of her.  I put it inside a small locket and pinned it inside my dress.

After my dad’s mom died, her best friend stepped in to help raise my dad and his older brother.  She lived just down the street and helped take care of them.  I’ve known this woman since forever, and one of my very earliest memories is of her asking me to call her “Grandma”.  She’s very, very sick and couldn’t travel to Texas for the wedding, but she did give me an amazing gift beforehand: a necklace made out of the gold from her mother’s wedding band and the diamonds from her mother’s engagement ring.  I wore that pinned inside my dress, too.  I found this gift to be particularly amazing because even though this woman has blood granddaughters who, I’m sure, would have LOVED this necklace, she chose to give it to me instead.

My dad’s dad remarried a few years after my grandmother’s death, and they’ve been married for about thirty-five years now.  The new wife is significantly younger than my grandpa – she’s only ten years older than my dad – and so she’s always been more like a cool aunt than a grandma to me, but she’s still my step-grandma.  She gave me fabric swatches from her oldest daughter’s wedding, and those were also pinned inside my dress.

Here’s the collection:

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

This is the locket my grandma gave me when I got engaged. It was gifted to her by my great grandma who i always wanted to meet.It’s  2 tone. Has pink gold in the middle and the rest is yellow. Im not one for yellow gold so I made it tri color by adding a white chain.

 

 

 

I will also be wearing this Norwegian pin for my grandpa. He passed away in February. I work at a jewelry store and we buy precious metal to melt down. On occasion I take a peak at stuff before we send it out. I almost didn’t see it but I pulled it out and begged my boss not to melt it and that I would give my whole paycheck if I could have it. He told me I could keep it at no cost if it meant that much to me. I stared to cry cause I realized it was the day before my grandpas birthday and I felt like he wanted me to find it. So it’s quite special.

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