If you have lost someone you were close to, not having them with you on such a special day can be really tough and although they can no longer be there in person, they are certainly with you in your heart. It can be nice, during your ceremony to take some time to acknowledge those special loved ones. And there are several ways to do this, lighting a candle, having a photo of them present, carrying something of theirs on your person and of course, in the words of your ceremony.

Those we love don’t go away
They’re still beside us everyday
Unseen, Unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear