Wedding photos capture the most heartwarming moments of a bride and groom’s special day. Some of the best wedding photos usually include a cute kiddo or two.
What little girl doesn’t love to dress up, walk down the aisle and toss flower petals to make way for the beautiful bride?
Now flower girls everywhere will be looking up to one of their own. She’s sweet. She’s sassy. And she’s 83 years old.
That’s right. Throw convention out the window because one bride’s grandmother is proving that you don’t have to be under 4 feet tall to steal the show and add a little flair to flower tossing.
Brenna Kleman of Wichita, Kansas, married Brock Kendall on April 27. Kleman knew she wanted her grandma to be part of her big day but wasn’t sure how to accomplish that at first.
It was one of Kleman’s patients who inspired her to think outside the bouquet. The newlywed works as a registered nurse, and one of her ICU patients gave her the idea she’d been waiting for.
“I was taking care of a very sick elderly [woman] who told me the story how she was a flower girl for her grandchild,” Kleman shred with HuffPost. “She was my inspiration to bring my own grandmother into my wedding day.”
Kleman’s grandma was thrilled to be a part of it all. Kleman even said that her grandma nearly got teary-eyed over her desire to make her granddaughter proud.
In the end, the matriarch did just that. Even Kleman’s grandpa expressed his sentiments over it.
“Grandpa was so proud of her. He told the photographer, ‘That’s my flower girl,'” Kleman said.
The photos were originally posted by Kleman’s cousin to a Facebook group called Pantsuit Nation, HuffPost reported.
Now the images — taken by Thomas Felts Photography — have gone viral and may even be inspiring other brides to do something similar.
“Biggest thanks to our bride Brenna, her husband Brock and of course the star of the show grandma!” Felts wrote on Facebook.
Felts told Liftable, a section of The Western Journal, that people often overlook the older family members in their lives — but it shouldn’t be that way.
“I’m just glad this has been a positive experience for everybody,” he said. “Also I know sometimes people aren’t the best at contacting people close to them such as their grandparents. So I encourage people to pick up the phone and make those calls.”
“I have a strong family, strong beliefs and strong hardworking skills,” Kleman shared on Facebook. “All because my grandma taught me how. I’m so glad she got to be apart of our special day. She made the cutest flower girl I have ever seen!!”
Have you ever seen a grandma play the role of a flower girl? After seeing these fun photos, I believe we’ll be seeing plenty more of them in the future.
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