Something old: Grandma takes on role as flower girl

Something Old, Grandma Is Bride's Flower Girl
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.

"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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