These Grandmas as Flower Girls Will Totally Melt Your Heart
To honor both of their grandmothers at their wedding, bride and groom Josh and Maggie Wakefield asked them to be co-flower girls. The bride's grandma Joyce (on the right) and the groom's grandma Drue (on the left) happily carried out the petal-tossing duties, wearing matching gray gowns for the June 11th Pennsylvania wedding as seen in photos captured by Ashley Elizabeth Photography.
"I have so many fond memories of my sister and I sleeping over at my grandmother's house as children making homemade sugar cookies," the bride told The Huffington Post. "I've always had a very special connection to my grandparents, because they helped raise my sister and me."
After her father passed away in 2013 of colon cancer, Maggie's bond with her grandparents grew even greater. "I wanted to incorporate [my father's] parents into the wedding. My grandfather, Ronald Sr, walked me down the aisle … I'm sure that my father was looking down, smiling and laughing, at his mother throwing flower petals … with his father and me following from behind."
The groom and his grandma Drue also share a close bond: "She has been a huge influence in Josh's life," said Maggie. "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!"
Both grandmothers were touched at the couple's decision to ask them to be co-flower girls, and both couples danced the night away at the reception, having the time of their lives. "I think that this was the happiest that I've seen my grandparents in years," said Maggie. "Seeing them dance together just warmed my heart and all I could think about is that one day that will be Josh and me."
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