Putting a little spin on a traditional wedding can really pay off as one bride who decided to have her 94-year-old grandmother can attest. Laura VanPelt’s wedding took place just outside her parent’s home in Michigan and looked like your average outdoor wedding, except of course for grandma Helen Kavanagh’s role of flower girl.
Though VanPelt’s family is probably not short of little girls who would look absolutely fabulous wrapped up in a white tulle dress, her decision to ask her grandma to serve as the role of flower girl was an easy one. Michigan website MLive reports about the unique wedding choice and Kavanagh’s reaction to being asked to fulfill such a role.
Kavanagh explains, “When she asked me, I just laughed. I thought she was kidding, of course.” She adds, “But then she said ‘No, grandma, I’m not. I want you to be my flower girl.” It didn’t take Kavanagh long to accept the honor and the rest is family history.
Though almost 95, Kavanagh (a cake baker and designer by trade) managed to make a few trays of dessert bars and 200 truffles for her granddaughter’s wedding. And while walking down the aisle throwing petals in her role as flower girl, Kavanagh laughed and grinned all the way. When speaking of her experience as flower girl at VanPelt’s wedding Kavanagh describes it as, “the biggest thrill I’ve ever had I think.”
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