It’s a big, special day in your life. You are beginning a new chapter in your life with your new spouse-but you also have the chance to celebrate with your friends and family, the ones who raised you and helped you get to this point.
Therefore, it’s a special custom to give your loved ones positions of honor in the ceremony, such as maid of honor or best man, to show how important they are to you.
The position of “flower girl” is usually assigned to young girls — nieces or young family members of the couple-but one new bride decided to do something different: she assigned it to her grandmothers!
The wedding date for Lindsay Raby was set for September 22, 2019. When she was planning her wedding party, she knew she had to make a special place for four special ladies.
As soon as I was engaged, I knew I wanted to involve my grandmothers,” Lyndsey told HuffPost. “It was such a blessing to have them all here, so I wanted them to be involved as well.”
There were four grannies at the wedding: the bride’s great-grandmother, two grandmothers, and the groom’s grandmother.
The four ladies walked down the aisle in matching blue lace gowns, tossing out flowers from bags that read, “Here Comes the Bride.”
Natalie Caho was at the wedding in Benton, Tennessee, and captured the precious moment. The flower girls were unlike any she had ever seen before.
“I’ve seen a lot of cute flower girls in my time, but these gals take the cake,” Caho wrote on Instagram.
Not only were they a unique, special addition to the ceremony… they were apparently also the life of the party!
Lyndsey told me that her grandmothers would be her flower girls, but I wasn’t expecting their level of sass!””” Caho told Insider.
Their energy all day was that of a little girl in the same position and they enjoyed being such a big part of Lyndsey’s day and sharing the spotlight with her,” Caho added. “It proves that age is just a number.”
Some of us are blessed with older people in our lives who can impart their experience and wisdom to us. Sometimes the best company for a bride on her big day is a group of loving women who have already experienced it all.
“Most girls are lucky to have even one grandmother present,” Caho told HuffPost. “And the fact that she had four was a big deal that she wanted to enjoy.”
According to Lyndsey, letting your elders be a part of your ceremony means so much to them and will mean so much more to you.
“I think they were more excited than my bridesmaids.”
It’s a great idea! It would be great if more brides who have older women in their lives did something like this, giving them a place of honor on their big day!
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