These Adorable Grandmas Just Totally Changed the Flower Girl Game


If you love your chocolate-chip-cookie-baking grandma as much as we love ours, then you're totally going to fall head over heels for this sweet wedding story that's been making its rounds on Facebook recently — a pair of adorable gmas walking down the aisle in matching purple gowns as, you guessed it, flower girls! Seriously though, it doesn't get much cuter than this (sorry baby nieces).

When Josh and Maggie Wakefield were contemplating ways to honor their grandmothers at their June 11 wedding in Gap, Pennsylvania, they decided to give them the precious duty of being co-flower girls. Being the sweet souls that they are, they happily accepted this role. The bride told The Huffington Post, "Immediately after we asked them, a big smile formed on their faces. We could tell how touched they were by being a part of our bridal party."

But sadly, the bride's backstory is an emotional one. "My father passed away from colon cancer in December 2013, so I wanted to incorporate his parents into the wedding," Maggie told Ashley Elizabeth Photography. "My grandfather, Ronald Sr., walked me down the aisle, and my grandmother, Joyce, was a flower girl. I've always had a very special connection to my grandparents because they helped raise my sister and me."


The bride honored her father by having his photo on her bouquet / Photo: Ashley Elizabeth Photography

The bride added, "I'm sure my father was looking down, smiling and laughing, at his mother throwing flower petals, with his father and me following from behind."


The bride's grandfather walking her down the aisle / Photo: Ashley Elizabeth Photography

And according to Maggie, she's not the only one who has a very unique bond with her grandma. "Drue has been a huge influence in [my husband's] life," Maggie said. "She is one of the most caring, gentle, and thoughtful women that I know. Having our grandmothers as the flower girls meant the world to us!"

See More: Great Ideas for Honoring Your Grandparents at Your Wedding

What's even cuter is that even though Maggie's grandpa warned her that he and his wife would probably not be able to stay until the end of the reception, they actually pulled through and danced the night away! "I think that this was the happiest that I've seen my grandparents in year," the bride said. "Seeing them dance together just warmed my heart and all I could think about is that one day that will be Josh and me."


Bride's grandparents (Ronald Sr and Joyce) dancing at the reception. They've been married 56 years! / Photo: Ashley Elizabeth Photography

AAAAND our hearts are destroyed. K, bye.

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