What do you do if you’re getting married, planning an adults-only wedding, and looking to honor your 100-year-old grandmother? Make her the flower girl, of course!
While planning her June 2016 nuptials to Robert Figueira at Cleveland Botanical Garden, bride Lindsey Vandevier knew she wanted her grandmother to play an important role in their celebration. Since the couple decided not to include little ones on the guest list or in the wedding party, the bride came up with a brilliant and super-sweet alternative: Make her grandma the flower girl.
“She’s the only grandparent I have left and she is very dear to me,” Vandevier tells The Knot. “2016 also happened to be the year of her 100th birthday! And since she’s fabulous for 100, I thought it would be unique and special if I had her as my flower girl—an idea she was really excited about.”
Figueira and Vandevier’s romantic garden wedding was filled with beautifully crafted DIY elements and lush botanical touches, all tied together with a dreamy, ombre and watercolor-inspired palette (a fitting nod to the couple’s artistic backgrounds). With the bridesmaids wearing ombre peach dresses with mismatched, painted floral bodices (which Vandevier, a costume designer, designed herself), the bride wanted her grandmother to coordinate, but still stand out in something effortless and chic.
“I wasn’t too picky [about her outfit],” Vandevier shares. “We just wanted to make sure to find her a cute blazer that wouldn’t need a lot of alterations and was in the right color scheme. She was a little funkier than the rest [of the bridal party], but she’s a spicy gal.” How cute is that?
The stylish grandma absolutely stole the show in a vibrant blazer with pops of coral and seafoam in a paint splash motif. And the finishing touch? A simple floral garland in her hair. Spicy gal, indeed!