I'm blessed to have my father still with me to walk down the aisle. The future Mr. Palindrome and I are also extremely lucky to have 6 grandparents joining us for our wedding. Between the two of us, we each have only lost one grandparent and we feel extremely blessed to be sharing our day with so many of our grandparents. While I'm grateful for the abundance of love that will surround us, I still am sad that my grandfather, Pap Pap, has passed away and won't be with us.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my Pap Pap, Dad and me. Although whoever took the picture cut off part of his head, it shows his enormous height and his signature glasses. we always joked that I grew to be one of his tallest granddaughters. This is always the image I think of when I consider the impact these two men have had on my life.
Mrs. Magnolia, Mrs. Crabcake, Mrs. Hot Cocoa. Using their inspiration, I decided to incorporate a photograph on my bouquet and explored several options - scrabble tile, glass tile, small metal picture frame, etc. Then I remembered that my Pap Pap and grandma had given me a locket for my 13th birthday.
The crap photograph is courtesy of my Blackberry, which, due to a set of unfortunate happenings, is the only camera I have to this week. Note the ever lovely Mrs. Dumpling and her cutie patootie in the background as I watched Bee TV.
I'm going to add the photograph and nestle it into my bouquet so that on my wedding day, I can hold on to some very fond memories of our relationship.
Are you carrying a memory with you on your wedding day?