Bride Has Late Father’s Ashes Made Into Acrylic Nails For Her Wedding Day
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A bride whose father sadly passed away four months prior to her wedding, had his ashes made into acrylic nails and wore them on her big day.
Charlotte Watson from the UK, is the cousin of nail artist YouTuber Kirsty Meakin, who created the nails. Meakin’s creative thinking gave her the idea: “I wanted Charlotte to have her father with her in some way or another. I came up with the idea to use Mick’s ashes in her nails. This way he would be there holding her hand as she walks down the aisle.”
Meakin explained that they sorted through the ashes and chose pieces that would work, the idea being to suspend them in clear acrylic. ‘These nails were made with love.’ Meakin wrote alongside her YouTube video that showed how the nails were made and applied.
“I created these wedding nails for my cousin Charlotte. Her father (my uncle Mick) sadly passed away at the end of April this year. He was an absolute legend, patient, kind and loved by so many.
“It was so sad that he couldn’t be there to walk his daughter down the aisle on her big day. This was an emotional day for us both and we are so pleased with how they turned out.”
Although Watson had planned to walk down the aisle alone, she says she ultimately asked her mother to accompany her at her wedding in August. “It really felt like he was there,” Watson said.
Meakin added that the bride planned to remove the nails four weeks after the wedding and then preserve them in a sentimental box for Watson to keep as a memory of both her father and her wedding day.
“What better way to have used a tiny amount of ashes to bring such happiness,” Meakin continued. “Rest in peace uncle Mick we love you dearly.”