One day last week, the bride to be and I were talking about the wedding (now there's a surprise!!!), when she suddenly started crying. Eeeek! I thought to myself - she's having second thoughts, but, phew, it was nothing like that. She said, "I wish grandma could be with us for the wedding."
My dear mum was very much loved and adored by my two daughters, and we all still miss her very much indeed, even though she passed away fifteen years ago in June. Anyway, my daughter has said that she would like to put grandma and grandad's wedding photo on the table where her wedding cake will be, so that they will be there with us in spirit. I was quite touched that she had thought to do that.
I don't know if it's the same where you are but, certainly, over here in England we are into 'retro' and 'vintage' in a big way. I ordered these vintage cake stands from e-bay. What do you think? We are going to use them to put the scones on when we arrive back after the wedding ceremony. I think they will look very pretty on white tablecloths.