To most women, wedding traditions are a must. They need to follow every detail to the bone so their day can be perfect. Well, this bride decided to do the sweetest thing ever and break those traditions. Lyndsey Raby decided to get rid of those societal expectations of having young children as her flower girls and decided to ask four grandmothers to take on the role instead.
The Tennessee bride asked her two grandmothers, her great-grandmother, and her new husband Tanner’s grandmother to be co-flower girls for her big wedding day on September 22. So, there was her 90-year-old-great-grandmother Kathleen Brown, 76-year-old Wanda Grand, 72-year-old Betty Brown and 70-year-old Joyce Raby, all stepped up and ready to walk down the aisle in matching blue lace dresses with jackets. ADORABLE.
The grandmothers carried white bags filled with white flower petals to scatter down the aisle during the ceremony, which was held at Ocoee Crest in Benton, Tennessee. Natalie Caho was able to capture several pictures of the women on the special day, showing the flower girls beaming with joy. Because well, who can honestly say they were flower girls at a wedding at the age of 90?
According to Caho, the grandmothers had an unexpected amount of sass and were full of energy. She stated, “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.”
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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 after @huffpost shared the story and wanted the deetz. You might see these sweet souls on your local @wrcbtv News Channel 3 tonight and wake up to their smiling faces tomorrow on @thetodayshow to name a few… 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.
Raby said she knew she wanted to involve her grandmothers on her big day the second she got engaged and was blessed they were still with her. Safe to say this bride will be the talk of the family for a while for breaking those norms. Grandmothers for the win! I bet that wedding party was wild! Next up, grandpa’s for ring bearers!