Bride finds beautiful secret message from her late mum on her wedding shoes
She found it more than a year after her mum had died from cancer
By Frances Sheen
March 18 2019
A bride was left "in bits" after she discovered a heartbreaking final message from her late mum inscribed on the sole of her wedding shoes - more than a year after she had passed away.
Emma Lett's mum passed away in 2017 after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer just months after Emma got engaged.
Just last week, Emma went into pick up her dusky pink and gold shoes for her wedding in August, 2019 and she had the surprise of her life when she read the secret message her mum had organised to be inscribed on the sole of the wedding heels.
It 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 xxxx"
The 38-year-old bride, naturally, was overwhelmed with emotion, Metro reports.
"I started to cry... I was just absolutely in bits. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk,” she told the BBC. "It's been so hard planning a wedding without having her with me, and I have had lots of tears."
Emma's fiancé, Richard, was in on the secret, which was organised by her mum when she realised she wasn't going to live long enough to watch her daughter walk down the aisle.
Emma’s mother had been writing letters to family members, although she died before she could write one to Emma, but she organised the shoes and paid for them, as a beautiful surprise.
Made by Lace and Love, designer Amanda Weise said that coordinating the special shoes was well worth the extra effort.
“The shoes were a beautiful thing to be a part of. From designing them to match Emma's requirements to making sure I could get a message from her mum to add to the soles was a lot of pressure,” she said.
"The shoes are beautiful and so is the message," said one fan on Facebook. "Just lovely."
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