Bride recruits four grandmothers as flower girls for wedding

‘I felt so blessed to have them all here so I wanted them to be involved’

Olivia Petter@oliviapetter1
Tuesday 15 October 2019 11:45

Traditionally the role of wedding flower girl is given to a child, usually a relative of the bride or groom – but one American couple have defied convention by recruiting their grandmothers for the job.

Lyndsey and Tanner Raby, who married in Ocoee Crest in Benton, Tennessee, decided their nuptials would be far more special if their respective grandmothers teamed up as flower girls.

The women included Mr Raby's grandmother, Joyce Raby, 70; Ms Raby’s two grandmothers, Betty Brown, 72, and Wanda Grant, 76; and her great grandmother, Kathleen Brown, 90.

Photographer Natalie Caho documented the event and shared an image of the elderly four flower women and Ms Raber on Instagram.

The grandmothers are pictured wearing the same pale blue lace dress paired with a matching jacket while Ms Raber posed in her full-skirted tulle wedding gown.

“I’ve seen a lot of cute flower girls in my day.... but these four gals take the cake,” wrote Ms Caho in the caption below the image.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Ms Raber explained she knew she wanted to include her grandmothers in her wedding as soon as she and Mr Raber got engaged.

“I felt so blessed to have them all here so I wanted them to be involved,” she said, adding that they were thrilled to be asked.

“They were more excited than my bridesmaids.”

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