"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."
Every girl's dream on their wedding day is to have their father walk them down the aisle, but some of them are not fortunate enough to have their fathers with them on their special day. However, one bride found a very touching way to make sure her late father was with her on her special day. According to Daily Mail, she had her father's ashes glued into her acrylic nails so she could fulfill his promise of walking her down the aisle. Charlotte Walton, 26, from Stoke-On-Trent, married her husband Nick, 33, this August, and there was nothing more she wanted than to have her father walk her down the aisle.
Sadly, her father, 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. Her cousin Kirsty gave Charlotte the idea to put her father's ashes put in her acrylic nails so that the mother-of-two could be with him on the day. Charlotte, a car dealer, said, "Kirsty is the queen of nails and I thought her idea was amazing."
"It wasn’t the same as him really being there, but it was as close as we could get..." 💔— UNILAD (@UNILAD) October 6, 2019
"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. 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."
”went through her dad’s ashes to find elements that would work for the nails – both the fine, dust-like pieces and the ‘tiny bits of bone fragment’.— Micke 🤨 (@micke_lindquist) October 5, 2019
Kirsty created a French ombré manicure with the ashes encased in the tips and finished with gems.”
When Mick was diagnosed with cancer, they also found out that it was incurable. This made them realize that they had to move things quickly if they wanted her dad to be a part of her special day. Charlotte said that she was heartbroken when her father lost his battle because she knew how much he wanted to see them marry. She'd always dreamed of her father walking down the aisle and giving her away to the love of her life.
To be honest not sure about this. The nails are temporary and will have to be removed and then thrown away. I wear a locket with a lock of my dad’s hair in. Prefer that option tbh— Incognito (@Incogni37981052) October 5, 2019
BBC News - Stoke-on-Trent bride has dad's ashes put into wedding nails https://t.co/gifmQDuw6G
"My dad loved Nick, they played golf together most weekends and he had my dad's blessing from day one. When we lost him, I didn't know how I could still make sure he was walking with me before I said my vowels 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." People loved what she did and were quick to shower her with praises.
Was he dead beforehand or did she bop him off just to do this? Cba reading the article— Crafty (@CraftyWitch90) October 6, 2019
Elizabeth Harrington wrote: I had my dad's ashes in my ashes to glass necklace so he could walk me down the aisle. Amy Stockham Valentine added: I had my dad's ashes on my finger in a glass ring, and a bit of his wedding suit Sewn into my dress, having them in your nails is weird! You're going to be tossing your hubby of with them hands that night, not we’re dad would want to be. Emma Louise Turczyn wrote: Each to their own but what I would find a bit weird is on the night of the wedding.
Weirdo— Aaron Porter 🏴 (@aarondporter89) October 6, 2019