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These grandmothers are the world's most adorable flower girls

For Josh and Maggie Wakefield, creating their picture-perfect wedding meant stretching the bounds of one time-honored wedding tradition.
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For Josh and Maggie Wakefield, creating their picture-perfect wedding meant stretching the bounds of one time-honored wedding tradition: the flower girl.

The pair decided to swap out the typical age group for the role (usually girls ranging from 4 to 8) for a pair of septuagenarians.

Joyce Benedict, the bride's grandmother, and Drue Fitzgerald, the groom's grandmother, happily marched down the aisle on June 11, sprinkling petals with every step at the White Chimneys Estate in Gap, Pennsylvania.

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"They were both so excited. They were touched," Maggie Wakefield, 22, told TODAY.

The grandmothers wore matching dresses, which they picked out together.

Flower girl grandmothers
The two flower girls marched down the aisle carrying a basket that the bride created herself.Ashley Elizabeth Photography

Wakefield said that Benedict, 75, and Fitzgerald, 74, are very surprised by all of the attention they've been getting. "They just can't believe it, wrapping their minds around the internet," she said. "I told them they were social media queens. They think it's great."

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Both the bride and groom are very close with their grandparents. "We go over (to) his grandparents' once a week," she said. "Whenever we're over, they feed us a full-course meal. They're so sweet and so caring."

Wakefield said she still goes shopping with her grandmother, and loves to cook with her too.

In fact, it was her idea to honor their grandmothers at the wedding. After Wakefield's father died of colon cancer in 2013, she wanted to surround herself with family on the big day.

Josh and Maggie Wakefield
The bride and groom both wanted to find a way to honor their grandmothers at their wedding.Ashley Elizabeth Photography

"My grandma has been a huge support in my life. She helped raise my older sister and me," she said.

And it was Wakefield's grandfather, Ronald Benedict Sr. — Joyce's husband — who was tasked with walking her down the aisle.

"He was so nervous, but I think he was really honored to do it," she said. "I wouldn't think of anyone else, other than my father, to walk me down the aisle."

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Maggie Wakefield's grandfather walked her down the aisle
The bride couldn't think of anyone better to walk her down the aisle than her grandfather.Ashley Elizabeth Photography

But Wakefield still found her own way of including her dad in that special moment.

"(My father) wasn't able to be there, but I had a little locket of him, something I could carry with me the whole day," she said.

Maggie Wakefield's bouquet
The bride's bouquet contained a locket with a picture of her father who passed away from colon cancer.Ashley Elizabeth Photography

Despite that more somber element, Wakefield said she hadn't seen her grandparents have that much fun in a long time. The pair, who have been together for 56 years, danced the night away. They still go to the gym every morning together.

Maggie Wakefield's grandparents
The bride said she hasn't seen her grandparents have this much fun in a long time.Ashley Elizabeth Photography

"When they were dancing, it made me very emotional," Wakefield said. "I hope that one day, that's going to be Josh and I."

Maggie Wakefield danced with her grandfather at her wedding
The bride was able to share a dance with her grandfather, which was a very special moment for her.Ashley Elizabeth Photography

All in all, the day was "just wonderful," according to the bride.

"Everything fell into place," she said. "It was just perfect."