A Tennessee bride decided to buck wedding traditions by recruiting four unlikely people to be her flower girls, Insider reported.
Last month, photographer Natalie Caho shared an image of Lyndsey Raby with her flower girls, all of whom are older than her. The photo shows Raby, dressed in white, as her four beaming grandmothers — one of whom is, in fact, a great-grandmother while another is her husband's grandmother— stand by her side.
Dressed in blue lace dresses with jackets, 90-year-old Kathleen Brown, 70-year-old Joyce Raby, 76-year-old Wanda Grant, and 72-year-old Betty Brown are seen carrying white bags with white rose petals.
"I’ve seen a lot of cute flower girls in my day," Caho wrote on Instagram. "But these four gals take the cake."
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In an interview with Insider, the photographer admitted that she had not been prepared to capture the moment.
"When Lyndsey told me she was having her grandmothers as her flower girls," she said. "I was not expecting the level of sass that these girls brought!"
Caho added that the four women were full of energy throughout Raby's big day.
"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," she said. "It truly just goes to show that age is just a number."
Since Caho posted the photo, it has received more than 100 comments from people who expressed their admiration.
"The bride is a special woman to include the grandmothers who have loved her and nurtured her all these years," one person wrote. "It shows their bond of love is great. Congratulations to the family."
Speaking to Huffington Post, Raby said she knew she made the right decision when she chose the grandmothers as her flower girls.
"I knew as soon as I was engaged, I wanted to involve my grandmothers," she revealed. "I felt so blessed to have them all here, so I wanted them to be involved too."
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