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A Couple Had Their Grandmas Serve As Flower Girls In Their Wedding And It Was Adorable

And they totally rocked it.

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When newlyweds Rachel and Patrick Givens were planning their wedding, they knew they wanted to include two very special women in their ceremony: their grandmothers.

Patrick told BuzzFeed News that he and his new wife couldn't imagine not including their grandmas in their Aug. 8 ceremony.

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"A lot of the wedding for us was about the adventures we're going to have together, and our grandmothers, who have both spent their lives traveling all around the world, are a model for that," he said.

So, Rachel came up with a unique and adorable idea: The couple had their grandmothers, Renee Ruben and Joanne C. Reich, serve as "flower ladies" in their ceremony in lieu of a flower girl.

Their grandmothers were a "little surprised at first" at the idea, Patrick said, but were very excited to be included in the big day. And they really got into it.

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"It was pretty incredible," Patrick said. "I was looking back down the aisle and people were laughing and cheering them on."

"At one point [Ruben] gave a little kick as she threw some flowers and that really got the crowd going," he said.

The unique idea made the couple's special day even more memorable, Patrick said.

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"I know they were happy to be part of it, and we were just so happy to have our families - which they are really the starting points for - around us for such an incredible day," he said.