Jennifer Briskin has always been close with her grandfather Stanley, so for her Oct. 1 wedding to Austin Tansantisuk, she included him in a special way: she had him serve as her flower girl.
"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!"
Briskin popped the question, so to speak, with a customized handkerchief that she presented to her 85-year-old grandfather a few months before her wedding.
Despite all his practice, Stanley forgot what to do when his big moment arrived.
Stanley's involvement was a surprise for all of their guests, and needless to say, they were all delighted to see him.
"From the second he stepped out of the doors, I heard constant laughter," Briskin said. "Papa was like a celebrity at the reception. Everyone wanted a moment with the man of the hour, and he could not have been more proud of himself. He still enjoys talking about all of the guests' reaction to his big moment."