Jennifer Briskin has always been close with her grandfather Stanley, so for her October 1st wedding to Austin Tansantisuk, she included him in a special way: she had him serve as her flower girl. She decided to ask her beloved grandpa to fulfill the role in the cutest way and presented her 85-year-old grandpa with the special invitation.
“In thinking about the typical roles of a wedding, I couldn’t shake the idea of him walking down the aisle throwing flowers like a flower girl. I joked with him that I wanted him to be my ‘Flower Grandpa,’ and the idea stuck!”
“He was worried that he wasn’t up for the task, but I assured him that if two-year-olds can do it, he could figure it out,” Briskin said. “He insisted on practicing before the big day so my sister Allison, my maid of honor, bought a pumpkin bucket and fake leaves from the dollar store and they practiced on his driveway.”
In the end, mischievous Stanley didn’t quite get the job down and ended up throwing flowers all over the guests instead of in the aisle, but Jennifer didn’t mind.
“I am so lucky to have a grandfather who was able to walk down the aisle at my wedding,” Jennifer said. “I am even luckier that he loves me so much that he would go along with my crazy ideas!”
Props to you and your sweet gesture Jennifer! We know it made your grandpa’s day.
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