There is a common belief that brides don’t like to be upstaged during their wedding. After all, it is her and her groom’s special day, so all the attention must be on them, right?
But this bride isn’t like that. When her 83-year-old grandma stole the show during her wedding, she didn’t feel upset – in fact, she loved it!
When Brenna Kleman decided that she would marry her then-fiance, Brock Kendall, she knew that her grandmother had to play a special part at her wedding. So, she decided to assign her the role of a flower girl!
Brenna works as a registered nurse at an intensive care unit, and she said that it was actually one of her patients who inspired her with the idea of including her grandma in the bridal party.
“I was taking care of a very sick elderly woman who told me the story how she was a flower girl for her grandchild. She was my inspiration to bring my own grandmother into my wedding day,” Brenna told HuffPost.
On the big day, the wedding guests couldn’t help but smile as the octogenarian came walking down the aisle.
“[Grandma] was very emotional. She was almost in tears because she wanted to make sure she did OK on my special day. My sisters were there to tell her how amazing she did,” the bride recalled.
Once she made it to the end of the aisle, grandma tossed the flower petals up into the air, her mouth wide open with infectious joy. The photo, captured by Thomas Felts Photography, was taken at just the perfect moment.
“Grandpa was so proud of her. He told the photographer, ‘That’s my flower girl.’ The photographer did such a great job in directing the shot and grandma executed it perfectly. Every time she threw more petals in the air, our family cheered louder,” Brenna said.
A cousin of the bride shared the photos on social media and it instantly went viral! With all the attention that the snapshots have been getting, Brenna hopes that those who see it will be touched by her grandma’s positive spirit.
“I have learned from my grandmother that life is too short to dwell on the negatives. As she would say: ‘Oh hell, oh well’ and ‘Happiness is a choice’. She is my inspiration, and I hope that she can inspire you too — one flower petal at a time,” she said.
Grandma totally owned that flower girl role! Don’t you agree?
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