Timeless Beauty – Bride & Groom’s Grandmothers Team Up As Flower Girls to Bring Special Meaning to Wedding
By James Stratton
On a beautiful spring day at White Chimneys in Gap, Pennsylvania, something Majical happened. It wasn’t just the blending of two special souls, Josh and Maggie Wakefield. It was the flower girls that brought tears to the eyes. They were the pairs grandmothers!
Joyce, the grandmother of the bride, and Drue, the grandmother of the groom, immediately agreed to the duties without hesitation. Adorned in matching grey dresses accented with lace sleeves the pair smiled merrily as they made their way down the aisle.
Sharing one large basket of petals, the flower girls scattered them about the walk way, taking great pride in their important role.
Said the bride about her grandmother “She’s like a second mother to me…My grandparents have been a huge support in my life and I learned to really value their opinions and stories.”
The bride spoke glowing about her husband’s relationship with his grandmother. “She has been a huge influence in Josh’s life. She is one of the most caring, gentle and thoughtful women that I know.”
There is an extra layer to this ceremony and that is the remembrance of Maggie’s father. He passed away in December of 2013 and it was extremely important to her to have her father’s parents participate in the wedding.
Her grandfather, Ronald Sr, walked her down the aisle to give her away. He also told his grand-daughter that her flower girl probably would not be able to stay the entire time and would probably leave shortly after the ceremony ended.
We are happy to report that this was far from the case. As the night was winding down and during the penultimate song of the evening Ronald Sr told Maggie his wife was still having a ball.
It made the bride smile and she envisioned her and her husband enjoying their golden years together. Truly an extraordinary moment.
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