This Bride Put Her Dad's Ashes In Her Acrylic Nails So He Could Walk Her Down The Aisle
Her father lost the battle with cancer, but she wanted to fulfill his wish to walk her down the aisle.
Charlotte Walton lost her father in April, a few months before her wedding. Sadly, he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, which spread to the lymph nodes and bones, and lost the battle with the terrible disease.
The 26-year-old bride really wanted her Dad to be the one walking her down the aisle, and losing him devastated her. Her cousin Kirsty came up with an unusual idea that would fulfill her wish: to incorporate Mick's ashes into the bride's wedding day nails. Charlotte loved the idea.
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.
He was diagnosed with cancer which was incurable, at that point we knew we had to move quick so that he could be there to watch me marry Nick.
I was heartbroken when he lost his battle because I knew how much he wanted to see us marry, I wanted him to be there but it wasn't meant to be.
Having her father's ashes attached to her made her feel as if he was holding her hands.Â
"I knew it wasn't the same as him really being there, but it was as close as we could get," the bride said.
Her cousin Kristy was the one who created the nails, explaining she went through the ashes to find 'tiny bits of bone fragment' she could use for the acrylics. The unusual manicure was a big hit at the wedding, which Charlotte described as 'incredible'.
I loved having [Mick] 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.
It meant everything to have him there in my own special way, I married Nick, who I have two children with and I know Dad will always be watching over us.
Some of the guests asked her what she planned to do with the nails after they fall off. Charlotte says she's planning to frame and display them at home.