When Maggie and Josh got engaged, they both knew they wanted to do something special to honor their grandparents. Maggie’s father passed away of colon cancer in 2013, so it was important to her that her family was at the focus of the ceremony. She asked her grandfather to walk her down the aisle in her father’s stead. But what to do with her grandmother? That’s when the couple came up with an idea: flower grandmas.
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Joyce Benedict (the bride’s grandmother, age 75) and Drue Fitzgerald (the groom’s, 74) walked down the aisle before Maggie and Josh on their wedding day, dropping petals from a basket the bride made herself and wearing matching dresses the two of them had picked out together.It’s a gesture that has melted hearts around the internet… and one we should all pay attention to. Because it is simply beautiful.
In an interview with TODAY, Maggie gushed over her flower girls. “They were both so excited. They were touched.” she said. “We go over to his grandparents’ once a week… They’re so sweet and caring.”
With Maggie’s grandmother and grandfather celebrating 56 years of marriage, having Maggie and Josh’s grandparents as central characters in their wedding celebration made perfect sense. What a picture of love and commitment! Congratulations, Maggie and Josh!
Check out a video of these special flower grandmas below.
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