Weddings

This 85-year-old was a ‘flower grandpa’ at wedding

I assured him that if a two-year-old can do it, he could figure it out.
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No bride wants to be upstaged by someone on her wedding day, but one woman knew exactly what she was getting when she asked her 85-year-old grandfather to act as “flower girl” during her ceremony.

Jennifer Briskin, 29, posed the question to her grandfather Stanley a few months before her big day, embroidering a handkerchief with the message.

“The idea of having him be a ‘flower girl’ started out as a joke, and I teased him that I was going to have him wear a tutu and patent leather shoes like a typical flower girl,” the Atlanta, Georgia woman told Country Living.

“He liked to joke that this would make him ‘go viral!’ My whole family thought that I was crazy, but I couldn’t let it go. I wanted our wedding to be memorable and different without being cheesy, and I thought that this would be the perfect addition to our ceremony.”

However, Briskin says Stanley was worried about taking on the big job – before the bride put his mind at ease.

“I assured him that if two-year-olds can do it, he could figure it out,” she told Buzzfeed.

The retiree was reportedly treated “like a celebrity” after his job was done – and his granddaughter didn’t mind one bit.

“I feel very lucky to have a grandfather who, at 85, is still young at heart and willing to participate in my crazy ideas,” she said. “I’m excited that I have pictures and videos to show my children and grandchildren when I recount stories about my amazing grandfather.”

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