Your wedding is a great special day in your life. It’s the beginning of a new chapter in his life with his new spouse, but it’s also a chance to celebrate with his friends and family, the loved ones who raised him and helped him get to this point.
That’s why it’s a special custom to give some of your loved ones positions of honor at the ceremony, such as maid of honor or best man, to show how important these people are to you.
The position of “flower girl” is usually assigned to young girls, nieces or young members of the couple’s family, but a new bride decided to do something different: she gave the position to all four of her grandmothers!
Lyndsey Raby was engaged and she set her wedding date for September 22, 2019. In making plans for her wedding party, she knew she had to make a special place for four special ladies in the life of her
“I knew as soon as I got engaged that I wanted to get my grandmothers involved,” Lyndsey told HuffPost. “I felt so blessed to have them all here, so I wanted them to be involved as well.”
The quartet of grandmothers included the bride’s 90-year-old great-grandmother and two grandmothers, and the groom’s grandmother.
Wearing matching blue lace gowns, the four ladies walked down the aisle, tossing flowers from bags that read “Here comes the bride.”
Photographer Natalie Caho was present at the ceremony in Benton, Tennessee, and captured the precious moment. They didn’t look like any flower girl she had ever seen.
“I’ve seen a lot of pretty flower girls in my day, but these four girls take the cake,” Caho wrote on Instagram.
Not only were they a unique and special addition to the ceremony… apparently they were the life of the party too!
“When Lyndsey told me that she was going to have her grandmothers like hers flower girls, she didn’t expect the level of sass these girls brought!” Caho told Insider.
“Her energy from her all day was that of a little girl who is in the same position and they had so much fun all day being such a big part of Lyndsey’s day and sharing the spotlight with her,” Caho added. “She really shows that age is just a number.”
Some of us are lucky enough to have older people in our lives who can impart their experience and wisdom to us. On your wedding day, sometimes the best company a bride can have on her big day is a group of loving women who have been through it all.
“Most girls are lucky to even have a grandmother around,” Caho told HuffPost. “And the fact that [Lyndsey] had four was something important that she wanted to savor.”
The bride recommends letting the elders be a special part of the ceremony: “It means a lot to them and it will mean a lot more to you,” Lyndsey said.
“I think they were more excited than my bridesmaids.”
What a good idea! Let’s hope more brides who have older women in their lives will do something like this, giving them pride of place on their big day!
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