Most of us are only delighted if we're asked to be a bridesmaid. But when Martha Wallbank heard that her grandchild Vita (29) was getting married on her 100th birthday, she insisted on being a bridesmaid!


“We wondered how people pick dates so we decided to pick her birthday,’ Vita told




“Then she just said “I’m the bridesmaid, aren’t I?” and we just thought why not and went along with it. She was absolutely made up, it was so cute.”


Blowing off anyone’s worries that she wouldn’t be up to the job, Martha was very much the life of the party on the big day.


Decked out in a sky blue hat with lace and feather-detail, along with a vintage cream coat, she nearly upstaged the bride.


In fact, the vicar gave a nod to her during the wedding ceremony to make sure her landmark birthday didn’t go unnoticed.



“The vicar said it was someone else’s special day and her hand shot up. They had a party the day after and the first thing she said was how excited she was to be part of it which I thought was really sweet.”


And she didn’t have to worry about gran’s energy levels. ‘I was worried I was going to take away from her day but she had a ball,’ Vita said.


“She just sat and waved throughout the ceremony, smiling and singing.”


"She always said she was eating healthy and keeping fit because she wanted to see us get married so it was really exciting we got to do something she always wanted to see us do."


Aww. We love how full of life Martha is. A gran to be truly proud of.


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