(NEWSER) – Adrian Franklin recalls not being particularly excited about walking down the aisle with a 5-year-old girl named Brooke as ring bearer and flower girl in the wedding of a family friend 17 years ago. "I was like, 'Tell me I don't have to!'" he tells Fox 8.
Their second time down the aisle was a more pleasurable experience: The pair from North Carolina were married in the same church on Sept. 19. "I had a crush on him from the start," Brooke Franklin tells ABC News. "He absolutely could not stand me," though he came around in high school when the pair started dating. Among their wedding guests: the bride who put them in her ceremony way back when.