Your wedding is a celebration, and sharing the day with family and friends is important. There are many unique ideas to honour loved ones, both past and present, on your special day.
One way to make your family history part of the wedding day is to use, alter, or repurpose your mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress. Take a piece of the dress and incorporate it into your wedding dress, bridal sash or headpiece, jewelry, a clutch, or attach the lace onto the bouquet or garter.
You can also use, alter, or repurpose your father’s or grandfather’s suit. Wear the same tie, pocket square, or cuff links they wore on their wedding day.
Use stones from a family heirloom or family wedding ring(s) in the ceremony. Wear family heirlooms like jewelry, watches, or a bridal headpiece.
Recreate your parent’s entire wedding cake, incorporate details from their cake into yours, or use their cake topper.
There are so many unique ways to make your wedding day special for you and your loved ones. Check out the March 2018 issue of Telling Our Stories for more ideas.
The South Peace Regional Archives would be happy to assist you in safely storing your photographs and documents. If you donate or loan for copy your family records to the archives, you can easily access the items and help preserve your family history.