Sunday, February 24, 2008
Bouquet Charms for the Bridal Party
What is a bride to do when she's lost a loved one who she wants to commemorate on the most important day of her life? Many brides choose to have a keepsake charm made which they tie around their bouquet, called a Bouquet Charm (or bo-k charm in the modern world of hip Internet language).
It's not at all unusual for the bride to have several made to have tied around the bridesmaid's bouquets, or to give the charms to their mother, sister, or grandmother. I'm always very touched by the inclusions of a missing loved one in this manner.
Another popular image for these charms are for pets. Most people don't bring their pets to the ceremony but would like to somehow include their furry friends in their special day. This, too, warms my heart because I know first hand how much our pets are family to us. I enjoy seeing a happy smiling pet face as much as a smiling baby, sibling, parent, or grandparent. It just feels good to celebrate a life, past or present.