Something old: Grandma takes on role as flower girl

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Something Old, Grandma Is Bride's Flower Girl

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue ... every bride's gotta have them.

Newlywed Laura VanPelt took her something old in a very new direction and she even dressed her in blue.

94-year-old Helen Kavanagh played the role of grandmother of the bride and the flower girl in her granddaughters wedding. She marched up the aisle with a basket of white rose petals and a ring bearer by her side.

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"When she asked me, I just laughed. I thought she was kidding, of course," Kavanagh told the Grand Rapids Press. "But then she said 'No, grandma, I'm not. I want you to be my flower girl."

The wedding took place August 30 in the backyard of the bride's parents. Wedding photographer Mallory Chrisman said, "this was the first time [she had] seen, heard, and photographed this idea."

"I loved it!" Chrisman said "Helen seemed overjoyed to be walking down the aisle while tossing flowers. The guest seemed to share her excitement!"

Ditching a traditional wedding party in favor of the elderly is becoming something of a trend. In May the New York Times profiled three hip grannies who stepped in as bridesmaids at their granddaughters weddings.

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