WEDDINGS
09/08/2014 06:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

94-Year-Old Grandma Is Just About The Best Flower Girl Around

The role of flower girl usually belongs to a little lady who looks especially cute in a frilly dress -- someone like a niece or the daughter of a good friend.

But there's no rule or age limit when it comes to the flower girl duties. When Laura VanPelt got married near Rockford, Michigan recently, she asked her 94-year-old grandma Helen Kavanagh to do the honors. (Apparently this is "a thing" now.)

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Credit: Mallory Chrisman

“When she asked me, I just laughed,” Kavanagh told The Grand Rapids Press. “I thought she was kidding, of course."

Grandma came down the aisle with her lace-covered cane in one hand and a basket full of flower petals strapped over one shoulder.

She called the moment “the biggest thrill I’ve ever had."

For more on Helen's big moment and to learn about her life story, head over to MLive.

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