An 85-year-old ‘flower-grandpa?!’ This will melt your heart!

The tradition of a ‘flower girl’ sprinkling petals down the aisle before the arrival of the bride has long been a part of a wedding ceremony. The task is usually given to a youngster in the family and nearly always a female around 5 or 6 years old. But this couple were about to change all of that!

Jennifer Briskin and her fiancée Austin Tansantisuk had almost everything arranged as their big day approached, except for one very important role. They didn’t have a flower girl, nor did they have anyone who could play this key part. While there’s been a recent trend today of many couples doing impressive wedding entrances, with all singing all dancing show stoppers, Jennifer wanted to be subtler, while still doing something everyone would remember for years to come. Then she suddenly had a brainwave.

Knowing how much her 85-year-old grandpa Stanley had meant in her life, Jennifer knew she wanted him to be more than just a guest, and it just so happened that the perfect role had become available! Deciding to throw tradition out the window, Jennifer asked Stanley to be her “flower-girl,” or to be more accurate – her “flower-grandpa!”

“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!”

While Stanley was more than happy to accept such an invitation, he admitted he was more than a little nervous. In his 85 years, he couldn’t recall if he had had any experience as a flower girl! Luckily Jennifer and her sister Allison made sure that Stanley understood what he was doing when the big day finally came, taking him through a reversal of his flower-grandpa duties.

Stanley must have been more than a little nervous when the time came, however, as the doting grandpa spread the flower petals onto the wedding guests instead of into the aisle! It certainly put a smile on everyone’s face, and we’re sure you’ll agree it was still every bit as charming as if he had spread the flowers for his beautiful granddaughter to walk on. It made the day that little bit more memorable for all involved. Bless his heart! Check out the video below to put a smile on your face too!