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Bride and Groom ask their grannies to be flower girls at their wedding and the pair wear matching outfits down the aisle

Published 22/07/2016 | 12:00

Maggie and Josh's grandmothers acted as flower girls at their wedding Photo Credit: Ashley Elizabeth Photography
Maggie and Josh's grandmothers acted as flower girls at their wedding Photo Credit: Ashley Elizabeth Photography

An American bride and groom found a special way to include their grandmothers in their wedding ceremony by inviting them to join the wedding party as bridesmaids.

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Maggie (22) and Josh Wakefield from Pennsylvania were married last month and asked their grandmothers Joyce Benedict (75) and Drue Fitzgerald (74) to wear matching outfits and feature in their ceremony. The pair chose their outfits together, making sure not to clash with the bridesmaids.

Maggie and Josh's grandmothers acted as flower girls at their wedding Photo Credit: Ashley Elizabeth Photography
Maggie and Josh's grandmothers acted as flower girls at their wedding Photo Credit: Ashley Elizabeth Photography

"They were both so excited. They were touched," Maggie Wakefield told Today.com.

"My grandma has been a huge support in my life. She helped raise my older sister and me," she said.

The photographs have circulated on social media and Maggie admitted that the grannies are chuffed with their new-found fame.

 "They just can't believe it, wrapping their minds around the internet," she said. "I told them they were social media queens. They think it's great."

Maggie was given away by her grandfather Ronald Photo Credit: Ashley Elizabeth Photography
Maggie was given away by her grandfather Ronald Photo Credit: Ashley Elizabeth Photography

It wasn’t just the grannies who shone on the day, as Maggie’s grandfather Ronald walked her down the aisle. Her father lost a battle with colon cancer in 2013, but Maggie carried a photograph of him in her bouquet.

"He was so nervous, but I think he was really honoured to do it," she said.

"I wouldn't think of anyone else, other than my father, to walk me down the aisle."

Maggie and Josh's grandmothers acted as flower girls at their wedding Photo Credit: Ashley Elizabeth Photography
Maggie and Josh's grandmothers acted as flower girls at their wedding Photo Credit: Ashley Elizabeth Photography

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