Every wedding means a lot for everyone involved: the bride, the groom, the wedding party, the guests, everyone! However, this Tennessee wedding stands above the rest! It featured an incredible moment between the bride and her grandmothers that everyone there will always cherish. The best part of all? The wedding photographer captured plenty of photos of the happy day that will make you tear up. Read on to discover the Raby Family’s adorable wedding story…
The Bride And Groom With The Four Grandmothers As Flower Girls
Last month, 24-year-old Lyndsey Raby married the man of her dreams, a day they had planned for months on end. And, as anyone who’s prepared a wedding can tell you: it’s hard to decide which family members will and will not end up in your wedding. Everyone wants to be a part of your special day, but there are only so many open spots.
Thankfully, soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Raby had a great idea to incorporate more of their family in the wedding. So, the couple asked all four of their grandmothers to be their flower girls at their wedding. And all four said, “yes!”
Settling On Outfits For The Flower Girls
Finally, after months of preparation, the wedding day arrived. Then, it came time to reveal the flower girls! The bride’s grandmothers, 6-year-old Wanda Grant and 72-year-old Betty Brown, marched down the aisle alongside the groom’s, 90-year-old Kathleen Brown and 72-year-old Joyce Raby.
The beautiful flower girls all wore matching flowery blue floor-length gowns to the wedding. And finding four matching outfits that they all like was no easy task! The bride, Lyndsey, shared that her great-grandmother, Kathleen, was the “sassiest little thing in the world” and didn’t want her legs showing. Besides, “They’re all little divas,” she joked. Eventually, they decided on the blue numbers above, which fit them all perfectly.
All the guests felt immense joy while watching the grandmothers throw the flower petals down the aisle. Of course, it was nice to see the eldest of the family involved. However, many also said that they loved seeing how much the old ladies seemed to enjoy themselves! “I’m so lucky. A lot of women don’t get one grandparent at their wedding, and I was blessed to have all of them,” Lyndsey said later.
“Age Is Just A Number”
Believe it or not, the wedding marked the first time the four grandmothers had spent much time together. However, they all bonded like old friends. In fact, they became best friends on the wedding day! “They’re all besties now and talking on Facebook,” the bride said. Wedding photographer Natalie Caho captured all the beautiful moments throughout the day. Even she knew the day would go do as a special one, saying she had never seen anything else like it.
“I was not expecting the level of sass that these girls brought. Their energy all day was that of a little girl who was in the same position,” the photographer said. Posing for wedding photos was a no-brainer for the elderly ladies, and they absolutely loved it. “It truly just goes to show that age is just a number,” Caho concluded. We could not agree more!