Bride Uses Dad's Ashes In Wedding Nails

October 7, 2019
Beautifil wedding manicure for the bride

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most joyous days of your life. But for many brides this special day could be sad because parents or other family members passed away and weren't there to see her walk down the aisle. 

There are all kinds of special tributes couples do for lost loved ones during the wedding ceremony or recpetion. Sometimes it just involves lighting a special candle or leaving a chair in the front row open with a single flower. 

One bride's tribute to her late father has gone viral because it isn't something you hear people doing everyday.

Charlotte Walton's father, Mick, passed away just a few months before her wedding. She had always invisioned her dad walking her down the aisle and giving her away to her groom, but sadly that wasn't possible. Charlotte's cousin came up with a unique way of honoring her dad that would still "allow him to walk her down the aisle." Kristy, a nail technician, came up with an idea to incorporate her dad's ashes in Charlotte's wedding nails. 

These nails were made with love, for my beautiful cousin @charlotte_barber_watson I encapsulated her fathers ashes inside her wedding nails.I call these nails "memory nails" Now her father will hold her hand every step of the way on her wedding day. I hope I did you proud uncle Mick. -------------- It's gonna be an emotional one. We will save the nails in a keep sake box once iv safely removed them. Untill then enjoy #wedding #weddingnails #ashestoashes #nails #nailsofinstagram #nailart #mightymick #frenchnails #babyboomernails #swarovskinails @nailpromagazine @nailsmagazine @scratchmagazine #showscratch #naionails #cancersucks #doingitformick Crystals from @bluestreakcrystals dont forget to use discount code KIRSTY5 xx

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They are beautiful right? You'd never think that there were human ashes in them. The little white flecks are actually tiny pieces of bone. 

You can watch the tutorial video of these nails in the video below. She gets into explaining how she uses the remains at the 3:47 mark.

Oh, and if you were wondering what happened to the nails after the wedding. They were saved. 

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