One bride broke with tradition in an absolutely charming way: Lyndsey Raby decided to eschew societal expectations of having young children as her flower girls and ask her four grandmas to take on the role instead.
The Tennessee-based bride asked her two grandmothers, her great-grandmother, and her new husband Tanner’s grandmother to be co-flower girls for her big day on September 22.
90-year-old Kathleen Brown, 70-year-old Joyce Raby, 76-year-old Wanda Grant, and 72-year-old Betty Brown all stepped up to the plate, wearing matching blue lace dresses with jackets.
They carried little white bags filled with white rose petals to scatter down the aisle at the wedding ceremony, which was held at Ocoee Crest in Benton, Tennessee.
Wedding photographer Natalie Caho captured a selection of touching images from the big day, which show all the flower girls are beaming with joy.
“When Lyndsey told me she was having her grandmothers as her flower girls, I was not expecting the level of sass that these girls brought!” Caho told Insider.
“Their energy 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.
“It truly just goes to show that age is just a number.”
“I’ve seen a lot of cute flower girls in my day … but these four gals take the cake,” Caho wrote on Instagram alongside an image of the flower girls with the bride.
Raby told HuffPost that she knew she wanted to involve her grandmother in her big day as soon as she got engaged.
“I felt so blessed to have them all here so I wanted them to be involved too,” she told the news site.
“I do believe they were more excited than my bridesmaids,” Raby said, adding that she encourages other engaged couples to give their grandparents roles in the wedding party.
“It means so much to them and it will mean so much more to you,” she said.
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