Flower girls don’t have to be 2-foot tall and barely big enough to walk to steal the show. This Tennessee couple proved just that by asking their grandmas to be the flower girls at their wedding, and the grannies stole the show!
The Tennessee-based couple had been dating for two years when they decided to tie the knot. Right away, the beautiful bride knew she wanted to honor her and her soon-to-be hubby’s four grandmas by asking them to be flower girls in the wedding.
Of course, they all agreed to the task – excitedly so! Luckily, talented wedding photographer Natalie Caho was there to capture the beautiful moments on camera.
This is Tanner and Lyndsey Raby, the lovely couple who asked their grandmas to be flower girls at their wedding. The couple tied the knot at Ocoee Crest in Benton, Tennessee.
The two were wed on September 22 of 2019. Their classic wedding had a few special surprises – including senior flower girls who were as cute as could be.
The eldest flower girl was the bride’s 90-year-old great-grandmother.
It was the bride’s idea to honor her and her hubby’s grandmothers in this special way.
“I knew as soon as I was engaged I wanted to involve my grandmothers,” the bride told HuffPost. “I felt so blessed to have them all here so I wanted them to be involved too.”
Not everyone is lucky enough to have their grandmothers (and even a great-grandmother) still alive when they get married, and so Lyndsey wanted to take full advantage.
Lyndsey said all of the grandmas were “ecstatic” when she asked them to be flower girls.
The bride’s 72-year-old grandma, Betty Brown, and 76-year-old grandma, Wanda Grant, made dashing flower girls as they walked down the aisle side-by-side.
In addition, the groom’s 70-year-old grandma, Joyce Raby, joined the brigade of smiling flower girls.
These four elderly gals were more than happy to put a playful twist on the traditional flower girl role. They were honored to be included as part of the bridal party.
Lyndsey made it clear that her wedding day wouldn’t be complete without them there to play this important role. So, they all strolled down the aisle wearing big smiles and tossing flower petals from their white baskets.
Seeing them put a smile on everyone’s face who attended the wedding, especially the bride and groom.
Lyndsey said that she wanted nothing more than for the grandmas to be involved in her special day, and in a big way.
All of her wedding day dreams came true in such a beautiful way…
Lyndsey joked that her grandmas were even more excited to be a part of the wedding party than her bridesmaids.
“I do believe they were more excited than my bridesmaids,” Lyndsey said.
Photographer Natalie Caho shared a photo from the wedding on Instagram with the caption that she’s seen a lot of cute flower girls in her day “but these four gals take the cake.”
“Most girls are lucky to even have one grandmother present. And the fact that [Lyndsey] had four was a big deal that she wanted to savor,” Caho added.
The idea has since caught the attention of just about everyone on the Internet. As a result, Caho’s inbox has been flooded with media requests. Everyone wants to know more about the extra special wedding.
“Today my inbox was flooded with press I never dreamed of speaking with but they caught wind of the cuteness from @lyndseygrantraby ‘s wedding involving FOUR of her grandmothers as flower girls,” Caho penned on Facebook.
“If you’re on the fence about having something outside the ordinary at your wedding just do it! Especially if it means something as sweet as this did to you and your family,” she added.
Are you considering making your grandma, or other unexpected family member, a flower girl, maid of honor, etc.? Lyndsey says to go for it.
“It means so much to them and it will mean so much more to you,” she said.