Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

This couple asked their three grandmas to be flower girls at their wedding

wedding photo.jpg

Every bride and groom will know that choosing your wedding party is very political. So kudos to this couple who subverted tradition and chose to make a decision no one could argue with: to honour the matriarchs of their family by making them flower girls. Or flower women, if you prefer.

Yasmine Parker, 26, and Richardo De Salis, 25, married in Sydney in November and opted to have their three grandmas walk down the aisle before them.


Read more: Woman’s post on teaching her young daughter about consent goes viral


Ricardo’s grandmothers – Jean, 88, and Doreen, 93 – and Yasmine’s grandma Rouhanieh, 96, were invited to take on the role as the couple hadn’t invited children to the ceremony.

three elderly women lead the procession up the aisle at a wedding in Sydney

The three elderly women led the procession up the aisle at the wedding in Sydney [Photo: James Day Photography)

The trio started the ceremony by walking before their friends and family in beautifully ornate beaded dresses and matching headdresses.

The women share an endearingly close friendship after attending the weddding and hen do and bridal tea, as captured by photographer James Day.


Read more: This is the most re-pinned wedding dress in the world


 

Yasmine told Daily Mail Australia: “Although they speak different languages, they seem to manage to have the longest conversations.

“At dinner parties, they insist they sit together as well.”

Being able to give them a special role in their wedding meant a lot to the couple due to the adversity the women have faced. 

“Our families truly treat them with very high respect. Each one of them, coming from different countries, has gone through hardship and their faces tell so much,” explains Yasmine.

Related

margot-robbie-instagram-wedding-photos.png

Margot Robbie has this to say about those marriage rumours

mariah carey.jpg

Mariah Carey on finding courage to leave emotionally abusive husband

bridesmaid woes.jpg

“I was fired as a bridesmaid – now I’m laying down ground rules”

Comments

More

London's best pop-up bars for summer 2017

Sunset cocktail on the beach, anyone?

by Sarah Biddlecombe
26 Jun 2017

To the Bone director defends drama from claims it “triggers” anorexia

The first trailer for the Netflix drama has sparked controversy

by Elle Griffiths
26 Jun 2017

Bride asks bridesmaids to pay for her designer dress

Well, Marchesa ain't cheap...

by Anna Pollitt
26 Jun 2017

GirlBoss is latest show to fall victim to Netlflix's cancelling spree

The series has been culled after just one season

by Elle Griffiths
26 Jun 2017

Woman forced to leave pool over “inappropriate” swimming costume

Misogynists couldn’t handle her pink one-piece

by Kayleigh Dray
26 Jun 2017

Clueless nearly never got made because of Hollywood sexism

As Cher would say, as if

by Jasmine Andersson
23 Jun 2017

Starbucks are hiring 2,500 refugees across Europe

by Nicola Colyer
23 Jun 2017

Man carries out flower girl duties with immense pride and solemnity

His commitment is quite something

by Amy Swales
23 Jun 2017

Shocking US law says men can finish sex if woman withdraws consent

Shocking

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

Serial fans, Adnan Syed has been given a second chance in court

New hope for Syed supporters

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Jun 2017