Written by Katie Byrne, published 26th june
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Traditionally speaking, flower girls are one of the most adorable elements of a wedding party: teeny-tiny, clad in a gorgeous little frock and scattering petals down the aisle after the bride.
However: a recently-wed couple from the US changed all that when it came to picking their flower girl.
Patrick Casey, 28, managed to persuade his bride-to-be cousin, Andria Farthing, that he should step up as 'flower man' at her wedding to beau Jake.
Talking to the Huffington Post, Patrick revealed: "I was lobbying to be their 'flower man' even before they were engaged. A little later, after their engagement, they honoured me by bestowing me with the duty I so craved".
The reason why?
As children, Andria and Patrick were once flower girl and page boy at a family wedding, with Patrick deciding stepping up as 'flower man' could be a fun way to remind their friends and family how far they'd both come.
He explained: "I used the same flower basket that she used when we were in that wedding together as children. A good marriage includes a lot of laughing, so what's wrong with a bit of fun at your wedding with someone you both love and who loves you both?"
Image: Erin Moore Photography