How adorable is this?
Bride Christine Quinn thought it would be a fun idea to ask her 89-year-old grandmother, Nana Betty, to be a bridesmaid in her upcoming wedding. After all, she considered her one of her closest friends. But she wasn’t sure if her grandmother, who she says is pretty modest, would go for it.
“She asked me about 10 times, ‘Are you sure?’ and ‘Why would you want an old lady in your bridal party?'” Christine told The Huffington Post. “A few times she even said ‘All of your bridesmaids are young and pretty, why would you want me?’ Obviously Nana is beautiful too. Just look at those photos!”
Nana Betty accepted her granddaughter’s offer to be a bridesmaid at her May 2 wedding in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania to Patrick Quinn (they actually have the same last name!). And it turns out that Nana Betty was the life of the party!
“She had the entire wedding party laughing with her words of wisdom and funny comments throughout the day,” Quinn told the Huffington Post. “Nana got on the party bus with the rest of the wedding party instead of ‘going home to rest’ but did not tell my mom (her daughter). She also danced the entire night away, including an adorable moment when she and my husband’s grandmother, Bellsie, danced together. It was amazing.”
“You’re only as old as you feel and I feel young today,” Nana Betty told Quinn. We’ll all grow old, but we don’t necessarily have to grow up!
Photos by Sweetwater Portraits. Bridesmaid dresses by Jenny Yoo.