When we all think of the flower girl in a wedding, we can automatically assume that it’s going to be a little girl in a cute white dress that will ultimately have the audience grinning and smiling the whole time. However, this wedding was very different but similar in a lot of ways!
In the town of Mankato, Minnesota, Abby Arlt and Dustin Mershon had their dream wedding on Saturday.
Beautiful outdoor venue. Perfect pink bouquets. And a spotless white dress.
But it was the flower girl who stole the show.
At 92 years old, Arlt’s grandmother, Georgiana, tossed a path of flower petals all the way down the aisle to a soundtrack of cheers and applause.
“That was hard work!” she said with a laugh as she finished her duties and took a seat.
Abby said she had always wanted her grandma and grandpa to be the flower girl and ring bearer at her wedding, but her grandpa passed away a year ago. Although he wasn’t able to be at the ceremony, he had given his blessing to Dustin just a week before he died.
When Georgiana was offered the prestigious role, she told Abby she had never been in any weddings besides her own, 72 years ago.
Georgiana still lives on her own in Chaska. She has eight children, 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren – and now, a new grandson-in-law.
Isn’t this story just absolutely precious? Here’s a video of how the whole event went during the wedding:
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