It'd Been 72 Years Since This Grandma Had Been To A Wedding. This Year, She Got To Be A Flower Girl.

"I’ve never been in a wedding besides my own."

Choosing the bridal party for a wedding can be a big decision, but when it came time for bride-to-be Abby Mershon to choose her flower girl, she knew just who she wanted.


The bride from North Mankato, Minnesota, asked her 92-year-old grandma, Georgina Arlt to be her flower girl.

Mershon has always had a close relationship with her grandma. She and her sister would visit her almost every weekend and they would all make breakfast, go to church, and enjoy the day together.

The 27-year-old told People she "couldn't imagine asking anyone else." She said she always knew her grandma would be a part of her wedding, and that she really wanted her grandpa to be the ring bearer, but he sadly passed away the previous year. 

When Mershon asked Grandma Arlt to be her flower girl in February, she was thrilled, especially since she'd never been to a wedding besides her own ... 72 years ago.

Mershon told ABC after her wedding. "My husband [Dustin Mershon] and I asked her together to be our flower girl in front of our entire family. My grandma shrieked at the top of her lungs. It was so sweet. She kept screaming, 'I've never been in a wedding besides my own.' "

On the July 1 wedding at the Mankato Golf Course, Arlt walked down the grassy aisle and threw flowers out of the basket she had in her walker. Mershon revealed that she broke tradition to watch her grandma go down the aisle from a window because she didn't want to miss the special moment.

The wedding was also captured on video by Little Rascal Studio and the tender moment is now going viral:

"I hope people take away 'love' from the video — two families coming together for a wedding is a result of love," Dustin Doust, from Little Rascal Studio, told A Plus.

After Grandma Arlt walked down the aisle, she sat down in a car at the front of the congregation and said, while laughing, "That was hard work!"

"Grandma Arlt being the flower girl for Abby and Dustin happened because of love,"  Doust told A Plus. "The ceremony was absolutely beautiful — the Mankato Golf Course was a great venue to work in. You couldn't ask for a better day for a wedding."

(H/T: Cosmopolitan)


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