A bride had her father’s ashes glued into her acrylic nails so she could fulfill his promise of walking her down the aisle.
26 year old Charlotte Walton married her husband Nick, this August just a couple of months after her dad had passed away. Charlotte was heartbroken as she had hoped that her father could walk her down the aisle on her special day.
Charlotte’s dad, Mick Barber, passed away to cancer in April and she knew that her dream of him holding her hand and giving her away would not be possible.
However, Charlotte’s cousin Kirsty had the idea to have Charlotte’s father’s ashes put in her acrylic nails so she could be with him on the day.
“Kirsty is the queen of nails and I thought her idea was amazing. I was always a huge daddy’s girl, we all were, whenever we asked for anything he would say no first but then he would feel bad and would do it five minutes later. Having the ashes attached to my nails felt like he was holding my hand, I knew it wasn’t the same as him really being there, but it was as close as we could get.” Charlotte said.
“It was a unique thing to do but I loved it, I felt like he was able to walk me down the aisle, which I knew was something he really wanted to do. I suppose the funny side of it was that people asked me what I would do with the nails once they fell off as if I was going to throw them away.
“I have of course kept them and now they’re framed with decorative crystals all around the frame in my home. I loved having him there with me even if it was just in spirit, but with his ashes attached to me as I walked to wed my husband it felt like the next best thing. The wedding was incredible, and everyone loved the nails.” Charlotte further explained.
After Mick was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Charlotte and her husband knew they had to move quick so her dad could be there on their special day, unfortunately that didn’t happen.
“My dad loved Nick, they played golf together most weekends and he had my dads blessing from day one.” Charlotte said . “When we lost him, I didn’t know how I could still make sure he was walking with me before I said my vows until Kirsty said she could incorporate his ashes into my nails. I immediately thought it was a really sweet idea and wanted to go ahead with it.”
Its so sweet how the bride found a way to have her father with her on her special day. We wish Charlotte and her husband a happy married life.