Thursday, 15 March 2012

For Oma

"When a child is born, so are grandmothers." - Judith Levy

It is with a heavy heart that I write that my Oma (grandmother) is currently in the hospital coping with a terminal illness. My Oma has always been an incredibly strong woman and an inspiration to me and watching her handle her recent news and impending death is no exception.  She has definitely moved us all with her faith and commitment to family in these difficult times. Oma, I am praying for you and love you very much.  Thank you for the beautiful memories and for being strong enough to be a part of our wedding day. We will cherish that forever.

If you are lucky enough to have your grandparents at your wedding, honour them.  And if you have already lost them, again, honour them. Grandparents are the roots of your family tree and if yours are anything like mine, then they have instilled many family traditions and have shaped our families into what they are today.

A trend to hit the wedding world in recent years is to display your parents’, grandparents’ and great grandparents’ wedding photos at your reception.  It is a beautiful way to pay tribute to them and it helps that it looks great too!

Check out some beautiful displays and ideas to include on your big day:

Photo taken from Pinterest
Surround your wedding cake with pictures - found at Pinterest

Photo taken from Style Me Pretty 

From S's Wedding - Photo by Marlon Kuhnreich Photography

Wishing my Oma lots of love.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Yours truly,



  1. Beautiful thoughts and big hugs to Oma. Those with grandparents are truly blessed. XOXO GA

  2. You are so lucky to have had such a beautiful relationship with your Oma and she is very lucky to have had you in her life. I wish you strength during this time and I love you very much. You are blessed to have such a loving family.