Just days ahead of one bride’s wedding, she received a pair of shoes in the mail.
The shoes were custom made by the company, Lace and Love. They were pink suede stilettos with gold accent on the heal.
However, when the bride put a deposit down the shoes, she didn’t know they would arrive at her doorstep with a special and personal message written on the sole.
The message, in gold writing, read:
“Wanted you to have a gift from me on your wedding day. Your wedding shoes are my gift to you. Hope you have a magical day. Lots and lots of love and big hugs, Mum.”
According to Lace and Love’s Facebook page, the bride had no idea her mom had contacted the company to pay for the shoes, as well as ask them to add that important detail:
In the meantime and unbeknown to her, her mum who was terminally ill contacted me to pay for them. She also sent me a message to include on the soles which I kept secret throughout the whole process along with the fact her mum had purchased them for her.
As the post revealed, the mom had passed away before the shoes were finished, meaning she never got a chance to see her daughter’s reaction when she received them.
Owner of the company continued:
I had a very emotional phone call when the client received her shoes.
What a lovely thing for this mum to do and I know these shoes will carry an even more special meaning to this client.
The post concluded, “Her mum will be right with her on her wedding day.”
A pretty emotional pair of shoes:This client put a deposit down on shoes months ago. In the meantime and unbeknown to…
The touching story has since gone viral. And many are responding by sharing their own ways they have kept the spirit of their loved ones who were no longer with them alive at their weddings.
One commenter wrote:
I can totally relate….I lost my own mom three weeks before my wedding day!! The day she passed my dad gave me her wedding set, which I had never seen off of her hands before that day. As I sat alone that night pondering, remembering & wondering I came across an inscription on the inside of her band: AHR to BJD August 5, 1961. My parents initials & anniversary. It was a message of peace. I took my husband & my wedding bands back to our jeweler the next day and asked him to do the same for us: MAH to LLR May 1, 1999. I wore her wedding set on my wedding day with full confidence she was with me!! Have ALWAYS been grateful for such a tender mercy and a new family tradition!!