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3 Beautiful Ways to Remember Loved Ones at Your Wedding

A wedding is one of life's most exciting celebrations! There's nothing more wonderfully heart-warming than watching two people exchange their vows and say 'I do' in front of loved ones. However, as happy as a wedding is, it can also serve as a reminder of the people who aren't there but should be. This can be difficult, especially if it's someone close to the bride or groom.
While, of course, the physical presence of a loved one will be missed – and nothing can make up for having them there at a special celebration – we've explored some beautiful ways to remember them and pay tribute to their memory on special days like weddings. 

1. Cremation Ashes Jewellery

Memorial Cremation Ashes Wedding Jewellery

Jewellery created using the memorial ashes of a loved one is more popular than ever and here at Hand on Heart Jewellery, we are proud to be able to offer two beautiful ranges with pieces to suit every occasion and taste. We have our Cremation Ashes Jewellery and the Self-Fill Ashes Urn Jewellery, all of which are carefully crafted, packed and dispatched from our Cumbrian studio.

Our stunning Cremation Ashes Jewellery range is the perfect way to keep your loved one with you on your special day and is ideal if you are looking for ‘something new’ or ‘something blue’.

This range features a wide range of designs, suitable for him or her, to create these unique keepsakes the cremation ash is very delicately set into resin by your designer. We use resin as it has a stunning glass-like appearance while being very hard-wearing, making it the perfect material for ashes jewellery. We also layer in crushed crystal to give a floating, sparkling effect to the jewellery, making it truly the perfect memorial keepsake. We are also able to offer a range of hair keepsake jewellery, created in a similar way with a small lock of hair.

This range can be created in a choice of 7 colours, to match your wedding theme or to represent your loved one - you can find out more on choosing the perfect colour in our blog post here. Our cremation ashes jewellery range includes a wide range of necklaces as well as other designs such as earrings, cufflinks and tie pins and are created to be treasured for a lifetime. Some of these pieces can also feature an engraved name or message of your choice, too – making it a personal and unique tribute to a loved one on your big day.

Memorial Cremation Ashes Urn Wedding Jewellery

Our other range for jewellery made from ashes is the Self-Fill Ashes Collection. These pieces are designed to hold a small token of cremation ashes – the ideal way to keep a loved one close in a beautiful piece of memorial jewellery. 

We are able to offer a stunning range of Memorial Ash Urn Necklaces in styles perfect for him or her. Each necklace is supplied with the equipment and instructions needed to transfer a small amount of ashes into the necklace. These pieces are created to be a subtle reminder of those who cannot be with us, with a variety of different designs - some of which can be personalised with a fingerprint, message or section of your loved one’s handwriting.

2. Memorial Fingerprint Jewellery

Memorial Fingerprint Wedding Jewellery

An alternative to the Memorial Ashes Keepsake range is ever-popular Memorial Fingerprint Jewellery, a long standing favourite of ours.

This range of keepsakes is created from precious sterling silver, these designs are delicately imprinted with your loved one’s true fingerprint, making every piece completely unique. The subtle style is perfect for a wedding day and is the ideal way to remember those who sadly cannot celebrate with us in person. This range of keepsake jewellery is created to be worn every day, coming with a life time no fade guarantee.

While there are some truly stunning necklaces, bracelets and charm beads in this collection, one of the most popular designs is the Memorial Fingerprint Cufflinks which make the perfect gift for the Groom on his wedding day. These cufflinks are created from sterling silver and come in a stylish keepsake box which can be engraved with a message or date of your choice. 

All we need to make your unique keepsake is a clear photo of the fingerprints you would like to use, you can keep the originals safe at home with you.

3. Memorial Handwriting Jewellery 

Memorial Handwriting Wedding Jewellery

A truly beautiful way to remember a loved one on a special day like a wedding, is with a piece of jewellery that features their handwriting. Our Memorial Handwriting Jewellery range is a reminder that sometimes the smallest moments become the most precious to us as we take comfort in the things that once made us smile and remind us of how lucky we are to have had such special people in our life. 

Whether it's a signature from an old greetings card or a note left on the fridge, we can turn that special note into a piece of memorial handwriting jewellery that you can keep close to you forever – and on wonderful days of celebration, like weddings. You don't need to part with the writing as we can work from a photograph taken on your phone to create your unique design and we can even use snippets taken from a few notes or move the layout around.

There is a selection of styles to choose from in our memorial handwriting collection, either to wear yourself or as a beautiful wedding gift to wear on the day and keep the memory of a loved one close. From necklaces and bracelets to rings and keyrings, our stunning collection has been designed with sensitivity and our dedicated design team will take every care to create the perfect piece for your special day.


Of course, there are countless ways to remember a loved one at your wedding, many of them very personal to your own relationship. If you are looking for more ideas, have put together some truly beautiful ways to include those who can't be there in person on your special day, you can browse this here.


We understand how difficult it can be on a day of celebration when loved ones should be there but aren't. If you are looking for advice on dealing with loss, we have created a blog which may help - you can see this here.  Nothing can ever make up for the physical presence of a loved one, but we hope these ideas offer inspiration for beautiful ways to keep them and their memory close on a special day like a wedding. 

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