6 Reasons To Go On An African Safari Honeymoon

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People say your wedding will be the best day of your life. And in one sense, it is. But for many couples, the adventure truly begins on the honeymoon.

Of course, many couples fantasize about a romantic post-wedding trip to Hawaii or a carb-fueled trek through Italy. But what about all of you adventurous brides out there that long to take the trip of a lifetime with your new husband? More and more newlyweds are taking the plunge and heading on an African Safari for their honeymoons. Here are six reasons you should consider an African Safari honeymoon.

1. Because the flight really isn't that bad. Promise.
Yes, if you're traveling from the U.S., you're in for a fairly long haul. (Flights from New York City to Kenya will have you in the air for around 16 hours.) But don't let your anti-red eye fears keep you from seeing such a magical part of the world. By the time you deplane at your destination (like Nairobi), the flight will be a distant memory. Enjoy the rare unplugged quiet time on board and take a much-needed post-wedding snooze on your new hubby's shoulder. You'll be there soon.

2. Because you should see the way animals behave in the wild.
Maybe you've experienced Animal Kingdom's "Kilimanjaro Safari" or you have a season pass to your local zoo. And you've probably seen The Lion King (which is based loosely on life in the Masai Mara). But spoiler: None of those compare to driving through the bush and spotting a herd of elephants (baby "ellies" included), a pair of mating leopards, or a lone giraffe walking along the horizon. Getting to see animals in their natural habitats is incredibly rare and very special. It all feels so simple — eat and try not to get eaten. (Man, we're overcomplicating things here at home!) And after seeing animals in the wild, you're probably going to want to return that season pass to the zoo.

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3. Because you can totally have it your way.
Whether you're looking to splurge on a swank luxury glamping experience or want to go the legit Out-of-Africa camping-in-the-wild route, you can find a way to customize your trip to best suit your honeymooning desires.

4. Because the locals are the best.
Make sure you spend an afternoon visiting a local Masai village. The people are kind, generous, and eager to show visitors their homes. They live in such stark contrast to our everyday lives, it will be an eye-opening, humbling moment that you and your new husband will remember forever.

5. Because it's not dangerous.
The shots required depend on when and where you're traveling and your safari company or travel agent can let you know exactly what you need.

People hear horror stories every few years about someone dying on a safari, but those cases are rare and, in most instances, because the person did something to invade an animal's space.

Safari guides are pros at understanding animal behaviors, and you will never feel like you're in harm's way — respect the animals and the land, and they'll leave you alone.

6. Because it'll be the adventure of a lifetime, kickstarting your entire lifetime of adventures.
Going on an African safari is not necessarily your typical get-it-on-nonstop honeymoon. You will sleep in bug nets every night, and honeymoon lingerie need not apply. But you're heart rate will skyrocket every single day during game drives, and you're sure to love going to bed (bug net included) next to your new husband, slack-jawed looking back at the day's adventures. (Maybe pick up some lingerie when you get home to make up for lost time.)

Katie Maloney and Tom Shwartz Reveal Which Vanderpump Rules Stars Won’t Be Invited to Their Wedding

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This past summer after years of dating ,Vanderpump Rules star Tom Shwartz finally got down on one knee and asked longtime girlfriend Katie Maloney to marry him (thankfully, there was no ring on a string present during the proposal). And after being engaged for nearly a year, the two are finally dishing on a few majorly important wedding details — like the guest list.

The adorable duo talked to InTouch about which of their Pump Rules co-stars were going to score invites to the big event (that we're praying happens on season five of the Bravo show). For fans of the hit series, it probably doesn't come as a surprise that busboy-turned-Pump DJ James Kennedy didn't make the cut. "James is too loud and a liability — I think even he would acknowledge that!" Shwartz revealed.

That's probably a safe bet, we all remember that cringeworthy moment at fellow Pump Rules star Scheana Shay's wedding when Kennedy got into a fistfight with then girlfriend Kristen Doute. (Aand you thought the best man doing too many shots was bad!)

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As for Kennedy's equally controversial cohort, Lala Kent? "Absolutely not!" says Maloney.

But things are looking up for BFFs-turned-enemies-turned-besties Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, with the engaged duo spilling that these two dramatic ladies made the list. "Regardless of whether Kristen makes the cut or not, she's going to show up anyway," Tom joked of Doute's penchant for party crashing. "So we might as well just invite her!"

Sur owner and Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump not only scored an invite — obviously — she even offered to officiate the wedding! We wonder if Giggy will be the ring bearer...

See More: Is Vanderpump Rules Star Jax Taylor Ready for Marriage?

Other than the guest list Maloney and Shwartz are keeping their wedding details under wraps. The only other piece of the Pump Rules wedding puzzle we know so far is that Maloney said yes to the dress at Kleinfeld's in NYC with co-stars Shea, Doute, and Schroeder as her entourage. During a shopping excursion with our friends at Glamour, Maloney tried on five seriously jaw-droppingly gorgeous gowns, but she wouldn't spill on which dress she actually chose for her nuptials. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!

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This Couple Celebrated With a Vibrant Summer Wedding at The Metropolitan Building in Queens

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When Dave proposed to Brandi on December 21, 2014 — on their way to a Brooklyn Nets game! — neither of them was expecting it. "We were walking down a brownstone-lined street in Brooklyn, and Dave got down on one knee. I was beyond shocked, and remember asking him what he was doing," Brandi says. "It turns out he'd picked the ring up earlier that day, and even though he'd had other plans, the ring was burning a hole in his pocket and he couldn't wait any longer." Not surprisingly, Brandi doesn't remember a moment from the game. "I was too busy calling my family and friends!"

The pair originally planned to wed in the fall of 2015, but when they couldn't find a Saturday that was available in the New York City area, they looked at the calendar again. They fell in love with The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, which was just a 10 minute walk from their apartment, but the only available Saturday the property had was for August 8, 2015. "So we went for it!" Brandi says. Having less than eight months to plan may have helped in the long run, giving the couple no time to second-guess their decisions — they followed their guts and planned a creative, colorful celebration with a coral and teal color scheme. The venue's quirky styling played perfectly into their vision, and Nicki Sebastian photographed every vibrant detail.

Vintage-style postcards were used as the save-the-date, while invitations in coral and teal set the playful tone.

Brandi donned a washed silk gown with an embroidered lace bodice, created by Watters. "I was lucky enough to find my gown at my first appointment," she says. "It's not the posh experience you might expect — instead of champagne and cookies, you're half-naked and a stranger is using massive clips to get you into the samples. But I quickly got on-board and made do!"

She paired her gown with sparkling Jimmy Choo shoes and an ombré bouquet of roses and ranunculus, tied with a teal satin ribbon.

Dave wore a three-piece Calvin Klein suit with a skinny black tie. "He and his groomsmen had a Reservoir Dogs look going on," says Brandi. Her bridesmaids wore black dresses of their choosing, most selecting a stylish look from Rent the Runway. "Our wedding was so colorful, so it made sense to keep the wedding party more simple. Plus, my bridesmaids were all traveling in for the wedding, and I didn't want to make them buy dresses on top of paying for flights."

The ceremony took place in front of a dramatic backdrop of coral and peach ribbons, created by the bride's mother. Fairy lights were strung behind the ribbons and around the space to create a glow, and mason jars full of roses were tied to chairs along the aisle.

The couple's close friend, Nicole, had the hardest job of the day: Walking her one-year-old daughter Evy, the flower girl, and the couple's puppy-turned-ring bearer, Brutus, down the aisle. "Needless to say, no one walked in a straight line. Brutus wanted to say hi to everyone, and Evy wanted to play with the petals instead," says Brandi.

The pair wrote their own vows, keeping their words lively and lighthearted to set the tone for a playful evening. "We're not formal people, so we kept it true to us," says the bride. After the first kiss, the guests blew bubbles in celebration!

"Dave was so nervous the morning of the wedding, to the point that his groomsmen told me what a wreck he was," says Brandi. "He told me later that our first look really calmed him down and got him ready to enjoy the day."

Guests were seated at round tables topped with peach linens and teal napkins for the family-style meal of pepper-rubbed brisket, baby back ribs, and grits with mushroom gravy.

Centerpieces were gold-painted (or glitter!) wine bottles and peach and white roses. Each table was named after a city the bride and groom had visited together, and they displayed photo strips from their trips to give guests a peek into why each destination was so special.

The main dessert was a mixed berry cobbler, but the bride and groom had to have a cake to cut! They chose a gluten-free vanilla cake with champagne buttercream, topped with models of the bride (with an Ohio State pennant), the groom (in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey) and their puppy. "A few of our guests are also gluten-free, so we were happy to have a dessert option for them to enjoy," says Brandi.

Later in the evening, after the couple's first dance to "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5, guests were treated to a Rita's Water Ice cart. "Our wedding was smaller, so we did everything to keep it personal," says the bride. "It wasn't too traditional, but it was so wonderful!"

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Metropolitan Building || Day-Of Coordinator: Green Apple Weddings & Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Watters || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Jewelry: Rent the Runway || Hair & Makeup: Asanda AVEDA Park Avenue || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent the Runway || Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein || Wedding Bands: The Jewelry Patch || Florist: Rosewood Productions || Invitations: Minted, Prairie Letter Shop || Ceremony Music: Allison McNeal || Reception Music: Ainslie Street Vibes || Catering: Blue Smoke || Cake: Tu-Lu's Gluten-Free Bakery || Cake Topper: Kadoodles Creation || Late-Night Snack: Rita's Water Ice || Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals, A-1 Tablecloth Company || Photography: Nicki Sebastian

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What's not to love about a destination wedding? A gorgeous location, fantastic celebration, and a built-in vacation with the people you love — that's hard to beat! The cost however, can be a downside for many of your guests. You're asking friends and family to shell out for flights and hotels, which can really add up if you're heading out of the country or somewhere particularly far-flung. Covering the costs for all of your guests might be way out of your budget (and isn't expected), but what about the wedding party — should you include their travel arrangements in your budget? Our experts weigh in.

While paying for your wedding party's travel and lodging isn't required, it can be a really nice gift to offer them, if you can afford it. You might want to use some of those points you've racked up to pay for their flights (or upgrade them from coach to business class), or look into renting a home or suite at your destination that can house them all, then use the living room area as command central when you're all having your hair and makeup done.

If covering your wedding party's travel or lodging doesn't fit into your budget, see if there are other ways to offset their travel costs. Check with the hotel where you're booking rooms to see if they offer free rooms if a certain number of reservations are made. If they offer a deal, like a free night for every 10 booked, set those free rooms aside for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. When you're asking your wedding party to pay their own way, be sure to emphasize that their presence is gift enough, and that you wouldn't dream of letting them buy you a wedding gift on top of paying for airfare and lodging.

If you're inviting people for an extended trip, consider hosting your wedding party and family for an excursion or a dinner in addition to the welcome dinner and your reception, to ease the cost of their trip (and thank them for being a part of your wedding!).

Blake Lively, Lauren Conrad and More Celebrities Who Rock Rose Gold Engagement Rings

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A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but would any other gold be as pretty? These celebs think not! Rose gold engagement rings have been taking up residence on the hands of our favorite stars for a few years now and the trend shows no signs of wilting anytime soon.

With a hint of vintage inspiration and a feminine, flattering hue, it's not hard to see why rose gold is blooming as an alternative to traditional platinum and yellow and white gold. Rose gold engagement rings are popular amongst Hollywood's elite and your BFFs alike, and whether we spot them walking down the aisle at a bride's hometown "I do's" in our real weddings series or working it on the red carpet, we can't help but be tickled pink by the rosie posie setting.

Considering your own rose-hued sparkler and craving some A-list inspiration? Look no further than the rose gold engagement rings of these on-trend celebs. (Feel free to forward this to your hubby-to-be as an oh-so-subtle hint...)

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Blake Lively
Leave it to Ryan Reynolds to find the perfect ring to complement his sweetheart's Old Hollywood-esque red carpet style. The rose gold sparkler Reynolds gifted Blake Lively features a pink oval-cut diamond and split shank band.

Leighton Meester Rose Gold Ring

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Leighton Meester
Blake Lively wasn't the only Gossip Girl to jump on the rose gold train. (We told you these bridal baubles are trendy!) Both Leighton Meester's engagement and wedding ring from Adam Brody also featured the pretty metallic hue.

Alison Brie Rose Gold Engagement Ring

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Alison Brie
After three years of dating, Dave Franco popped the question to Mad Men actress Alison Brie with a classic, trendy, and totally swoon-worthy sparkler. Brie's rose gold ring features a round-cut diamond with a pavé double halo. We're obsessed.

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Julianne Hough
"I never thought I would be that girl to be like, 'Look [at my ring!]' but it is pretty awesome," the Dancing with the Stars pro told E! News of her five-carat Lorraine Schwartz oval-cut engagement ring from fianc&eactue; Brooks Laich. Just a subtle hint of a rose gold hue in the band totally elevates the sparkler into a showstopper.

Lauren Conrad Rose Gold Ring

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Lauren Conrad
Even her #engagementringselfies are flawless! (But is that really a surprise?) After saying "I do" to hubby William Tell, Conrad snapped this pretty pic of her rose gold engagement ring and wedding band set, featuring a classic round-cut diamond and paveé stones.

See more: Our Favorite Celebrity Engagement Rings

Anna Camp Rose Gold Engagement Rings

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Anna Camp
Co-stars of the musical/comedy hit Pitch Perfect, Anna Camp and Skylar Astin, got engaged over the holidays and Camp's champagne-hued diamond set in a rose gold band is totally aca-awesome!

Whitney Port Rose Gold Engagement Ring

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Whitney Port
Another Hills star rocking rose gold? Whitney Port, who got engaged to her longtime love, Tim Rosenman, back in 2013 with a three-carat diamond is nestled in rose gold setting.

4 Wedding Dress Styles You Can Forget About in 2016

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Wedding Dress Trends to Retire

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When it comes time to try on wedding dresses, your eyes may be drawn to many different styles and trends. You'll grab a few dresses that are more traditional and some that are a bit out of the box and unique. But like with all fashion, wedding dress trends come and go. So if you're gearing up to go wedding dress shop for your big day this year or next, here are four wedding dress tends that are starting to get phased out in 2016.

Crop Tops
The wedding dress look of a long flowing skirt and a short crop top seemed fun and different a year or two ago, but this year the look is starting to fade away. This was a dress trend that suited brides who had a more edgy style and weren't scared to show off their midriff. But if you're looking to pull off a two-piece wedding dress look, opt-in for a skirt that only goes past your knees and a top that's a bit longer.

The Ombré Look
Ombré was a hot trend in 2015 for hair and for wedding dresses. White dresses were colored with shades of pink or blue or even black at the bottom. It was a trend that spiced up the traditional white dress, just a little bit. Instead, this year, brides are moving away from the multi-colored dress and picking dresses that are colored (hello blush wedding dresses!) instead of white.

See More: Our Favorite Dresses From Real Weddings

Too Much Texture
Dresses with lots of beading or crystals are being phased out even more. Instead, fabrics with texture are taking their place and dresses with lace and feathers are upping their game and getting even more popular.

The Expensive Dress You Can't Afford
While this isn't a dress style, it's a trend that's starting to slow down. Brides this year aren't interested in blowing their savings account on a dress they are only going to wear for eight hours. Instead, they are looking for the dress of their dreams at a price they can afford.

Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

The Ultimate Wedding Playlist for the Empire-Obsessed Couple

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As obsessed with Empire as we are? Were you counting the minutes to the show's return last night? Are you constantly jamming to Jamal and Hakeem Lyon's incredibly catchy tunes ("No Doubt About It" we're looking at you!)? Maybe it's time to bring a little bit of Empire into your wedding planning.

If you're looking for a wedding playlist that will quickly get your guests out on the dance floor look no further than Empire!

The show has taken the country by storm and now it's time to fuel your late-night dance party with the Lyon family's best hits. With a wide range of phenomenal hip-hop hits, it's no wonder Empire is one of the most beloved shows on TV. And by beloved, we actually mean people are absolutely, positively obsessed with the insane drama that surrounds Lucius, Cookie, and the rest of the Lyon family. But, drama aside, it's all about the music, and these jams have been seriously stuck in our heads since the series debuted. So naturally, Empire's best hits are sure to make a perfect playlist to get yourreception party started stat.

We've chosen a mix of Hakeem's rap hits, Jamal's sensitive and moving R&B songs, Tiana's sexy, dance-worthy beats, and we even threw in a song featuring the whole Empire cast (aka the Lyon family) for good measure. Just try not to shake your hips to "Adios" or "You're So Beautiful." It's impossible! And chances are, your guests are just as excited as you are to incorporate this truly addictive show into your wedding playlist. Now excuse us while we indulge in some bottomless mimosas. Bottoms up!

See More: Cheers! A Perfect Playlist for Your Cocktail Hour

Playlist (in order):


  1. "Drip Drop" Hakeem & Tiana

  2. "Adios" Tiana

  3. "No Apologies" Hakeem & Jamal

  4. "Mimosa" Tiana

  5. "Conqueror" Delphine & Jamal

  6. "Bad Girl" Tiana

  7. "Power of the Empire" Hakeem & Empire cast

  8. "Live in the Moment" Hakeem & Jamal

  9. "You're So Beautiful" Jamal

  10. "No Doubt about It" Jamal & Pitbull

What to Do When You’re Second-Guessing Your Decision to Get Married

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You may have said yes already, but, weeks after you announced your engagement, all you can think is, oh no. But second-guessing your decision to tie the knot to your true love is common, our expert says, thanks to the stress of wedding planning — paired with fear over the future.

According to Lesli Doares, marriage coach and author of Blueprint For a Lasting Marriage, a combination of nonstop wedding questions to nosy in-laws and the minutia of merging your lives is enough to make any sane bride question whether tying the knot is really worth it.

But the good news is that not feeling firm in your decision to wed doesn't automatically deal a death sentence to your relationship. If you're feeling frustrated, Doares says, it's time to find a quiet moment to ask yourself this question: how do I really feel about being married to my partner? "If it is the right decision," she says, "the feeling should be one of calm and happiness, not agitation."

In other words, while feeling nervous about your big day and taking such a big step is completely normal, the fears you feel should be based in positive agitation — looking forward to the day and your life together without being completely sure how it will all come together. Explains Doares, "With the right decision, there should be a sense of calm and inevitability about it. It all should flow freely and easily."

See More: How to Not Second-Guess Every Wedding Decision You Make

If you can't feel that underlying sense of calm beneath the wedding-planning turmoil that is your second-guessing emotions, it's time to dig a little deeper, Doares says. "Anything that creates bumps or uncertainty should be addressed as quickly and deeply as possible," she says, suggesting you ask yourself, why marriage, and why now? Why this particular person? Doares says, "It's not enough to want to be married in the abstract. You have to want to marry this particular person — at this particular time in your life."

Struggling with these answers could be a sign it's time to talk to an impartial third party, someone completely unconnected to the outcome of your ultimate decision, Doares says. But it's also A-OK, and even recommended, to be open and honest about your concerns with your significant other. "Talk about what you each envision married life to look like," Doares suggests. "Ask each other what you've learned about marriage from your parents, and what you would want to do the same and differently."

Still filled with doubt? Then, Doares says, whether you put your wedding on hold or call it off entirely should be based on the severity of your second-guessing. "Having concerns about the outsized influence of your partner's family might be something that can be worked through," she says. "But recognizing that your partner is not a good match or that you disagree about serious life issues like having children, cannot. Marriage shouldn't be entered into if there are any real doubts."

5 Passive Aggressive Things Brides Should Stop Saying

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We get it, getting married is stressful, and oftentimes you may not even feel like yourself throughout the wedding planning process. Emotions are running high with so much to get done and so little time. But please, whatever you do ladies, don't turn into that bride. Yep, you know the one. The passive aggressive terror that everyone keeps tiptoeing around trying not to set off! Take a deep breath, calm yourself and don't let any of these all too common phrases pop out of your mouth.

1. "Do you really want me to have a wedding without a band?"
You're being sarcastic because you already know that whoever is footing the bill said you can't afford the band, points out relationship expert and author April Masini. Stop spinning your question into a passive aggressive, sarcastic query. You're not just blaming the person you're asking; you're acting like a bridezilla, she warns. "This isn't about what people want. It's about what's affordable. Whether you dance at your wedding to a big band, a disc jockey or your Apple playlist on speakers, you're still dancing. Focus on what's important, not the difference between what you want and what you can have."

2. "Well, Arielle's husband lost 20 pounds for his wedding."
How rude! Just because you're sweating for the wedding doesn't mean you have the right to passive aggressively put down your fiancé. Instead, try asking him if he wants to join you on your weight loss journey and drop some lbs. for the wedding too, suggests Psychotherapist Dr. Claudia Luiz. "Let him know it would make you happy." And make sure to mention all the fun ways (like bike rides, hiking, etc.) that you can get in shape and sneak in some bonding time together. Also, play up the fact that it would be good to have someone, AKA him, to help push you to meet your own goals.

See More: 7 Things Guests Go Bananas for at Weddings

3. "My family never had any problems like yours. We always know how to talk."
Getting involved with the drama probably isn't the best idea, and neither is being snooty about the way his side of the family communicates. Keep your opinions to yourself, and simply tell him that you can't deal with all this conflict right now and are going to just let him work it out with his folks, siblings, cousins or whoever it may be, recommends Luiz.

4. "Oh no biggie. I mean it's only my bachelorette party."
Guilt tripping your girl friend for not being able to attend your shower, bachelorette party or your wedding (let's hope she has a good reason for this one!) is so not cool. But before you let your emotions get the best of you, try to understand where your friend is coming from and why she can't make it, be it for financial reasons, a complicated pregnancy or a prior commitment that takes precedence. Chances are, she already feels bad enough for having to miss out, so don't make it any worse.

5. "I don't think moms typically get this involved, do they?"
Whether it's your mom, future mother-in-law or even your wedding planner weighing in, remember that this person is probably just trying to help and offering advice based on experience. So as opposed to making a snide remark, Luiz advises brides to express how independent they are. "Say, 'I appreciate your involvement, but it would actually be easier if I can think some of these things through myself. Would you mind only calling me once a day (or week, whatever works for you) when I'm working? I can't respond more than that usually.'"

This 95-Year-Old Grandmother Made the Most Adorable Flower Girl Ever

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When people typically think to fill the spot of one of a wedding's most cherished roles, otherwise known as flower girl, the honorary title is usually bestowed upon the youngest in the family. But in this case, the title was presented to the oldest! Bride Emilie Voss asked her 95-year-old grandmother to participate in her wedding ceremony as the role of flower girl — and let's just say, this adorable grandma put the petal to the metal!

For this January bride, traditional wasn't an option. Thanks to the light-hearted gesture of asking her grandmother to play a part in her wedding day, the world was gifted with some of the most adorable wedding photos we've ever seen! "I don't think my Grandma Alice thought we were serious when we asked her to be part of our big day," said Voss on her Facebook page adding, "But she did not disappoint."

Voss, a Toledo news anchor, also used her Facebook page as the source for sharing some of her big day's most touching photos. A photo of the grandmother/granddaughter duo shows Voss kissing her 95-year-old family matriarch on the head. So sweet! But perhaps one of the most candid wedding snapshots comes from a still taken during the ceremony, which shows the 95-year-old flower girl adorably fulfilling her floral duties by showering the wedding aisle with petals. Now that's a memorable moment!

The bride couldn't help but comment on the unique relationship between her and grandma, and how they still manage to speak despite Voss's busy work schedule. "She is my number one fan and I know I get my independence and adventurous spirit from her," the bride told The Huffington Post.

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Posted by Emilie Voss on Sunday, March 20, 2016

See More: 6 Things Your Flower Girl Can Carry Down the Aisle Besides Petals

But this heartfelt bride wasn't the only one feeling the love when it came to asking a family member to play the role generally filled by a little one. The bride's now-husband, Nick, took a piece out of his wife's wedding day handbook and asked his grandfather to serve as ring bearer!

Talk about an adorable family affair! See the cute photos below.

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Posted by Emilie Voss on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Posted by Emilie Voss on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Posted by Emilie Voss on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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