One of the things that most people want on their wedding day is to be surrounded by all of the people they love most (and whom love them the most). For most couples this is not completely possible...we wanted to find a way to have our loved ones not only in our heart but also symbolically at our wedding. We had seen dedications in programs and memory candles but I wanted something a little bit more. I know after a quick search of Google images that this wasn't my original idea-- however I had seen a lot of escort cards on trees and wish trees but not any memory trees at weddings I'd attended.
I wanted the names of all these people to be somewhere tangible...and so I got a branch from the tree in my front yard, a various supply of scrapbooking kraft paper tags, baker's twine, wood veneer birds (by Studio Calico) and borrowed my best friend's penwomanship and it was complete. It was a last minute project but one of my favorites and it sits in our hallway on our bookcase today, because I haven't the desire or heart yet to disassemble it.
title courtesy of Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows: Mrs. Potter's Lullaby