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100-Year-Old Granny Crushes Bridesmaid Duty At Granddaughter's Wedding

It's not every day you get to be a bridesmaid and a birthday girl.

Martha Wallbank just created a new title for wedding parties: Centenarian of Honor.

The 100-year-old grandmother recently appeared in her granddaughter's Cumbria, U.K., wedding as a bridesmaid -- and a spry, spirited one at that. 

When engaged couple Vita Cresswell and Gary Whineray told Wallbank they wanted to have their wedding on her 100th birthday as a way of honoring her, the eager grandmother immediately shot back, "I’m the bridesmaid, aren’t I?

As Cresswell told Metro UK, "We just thought why not and went along with it."

It's hard to tell who had more fun on the wedding day: the beautiful bride or this eager bridesmaid.
It's hard to tell who had more fun on the wedding day: the beautiful bride or this eager bridesmaid.

So, on April 8, Wallbank dressed to the nines in a blue and cream outfit that coordinated with the other bridesmaids. She even had a birthday balloon accessorizing her wheelchair. 

And Cresswell, ever the classy bride, was more than happy to share the spotlight. 

During the ceremony, Cresswell told Metro UK, "The vicar said it was someone else’s special day, and her hand shot up."

The congregation then sang "Happy Birthday" to the excited birthday girl, who "just sat and waved throughout the ceremony, smiling and singing," Cresswell said. 

According to the Daily Mail, Wallbank is very involved in her four grandchildren's lives. She plays pranks on Cresswell's new husband by pretending to fall asleep mid-conversation. 

Numerous studies have shown that strong relationships between grandparents and grandchildren benefit grandparents' cognition and happiness. The bond between this blushing bride and her eager Centenarian of Honor seems to be undeniable proof.

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