“Flower Jawn” stole the show last weekend at a wedding in Jamaica.
During an outdoor ceremony in Montego Bay on May 2, all eyes were riveted -- not on the bride, but on the “flower girl” -- Denzyl Amankwah, 30, of Jersey City, New Jersey, Yahoo reported.
Making his entrance to the song, “If You Love Me,” by Brownstone, Amankwah, walked, leaped, spun, skipped and danced toward the altar, tossing flowers as the wedding guests laughed and cheered.
Amankwah finally tossed his flower basket as he approached the wedding party and then jumped into the arms of the groom, Cashwayne Brown, hugging him. The two have been friends for more than a decade.
“Told y’all I was accepting only one role from now on.....#FlowerJawn. Congrats to @dr.dammmiii & @kashnflights. Thank you for allowing me to live out my dream,” he captioned the video on Instagram.
Amankwah, a pharmaceutical ad agency account director and food blogger, said he was inspired to assume the “Flower Jawn” role after seeing TikTok videos of “flower men,” Yahoo reported.
“I just felt that it matched my energy,” Amankwah said. “I’ve been in so many weddings and I told them, ‘I need to retire as a groomsman and the only role that I’ll be accepting from now on is the flower guy.’ And it was kind of just a joke at first with the bride and the groom because there was an off number of groomsmen and the bridesmaids, I was just jokingly saying, ‘Well, because there’s more groomsmen, then I could definitely take the role of the flower guy if needed, I just needed to be called upon.’”
Damilola Brown, the bride, called upon Amankwah, and the couple loved his effort. He practiced his moves at the wedding rehearsal, so the bride and groom knew what to expect.
“I always dance and am hopping around and all that,” Amankwah told Yahoo. “So they weren’t surprised at it fully, but then were definitely happy with it, which I was happy with as well.”
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