In traditional weddings, the job of flower girl is usually reserved for the youngest attendants. Jeena Gurung took a different tack for her wedding.
She chose Elsie Trapp, Irene McGuire, Lorraine Quinn and Elaine Ogren to be her “flower ladies.” Gurung wanted the women — all of whom are in their 90s — to be part of her special day for a special reason: While serving as the exercise instructor at their senior living community in Falcon Heights, Minn., they became friends.
“To be a ‘flower lady,’ you should be 90, at least,” said Trapp in an interview by Minneapolis NBC station Kare11. The oldest of the group at 96, she referred to 90-year-old Ogren as the “baby.”
At Gurung’s wedding, the flower ladies wore matching fuchsia blouses and carried small bouquets of calla lilies.
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