Flower girls :)

Hey All,

For years Flower Girls have had their job of tossing rose petals on the ground ahead of the bride. Some would, some wouldn’t, some would and then pick them up, or the ring bearer would and in all of these situations, they were adorable. For this shoot, we explored alternatives. In some places, you aren’t allowed to toss petals and even when you are, it’s awesome to have some options to express yourself and have everyone in your party feel comfortable.

For this shoot, I was able to collaborate with the incredible Beth Insalaco. Our models were Nichole and Phebe Falavolito. We also got to play with the fabric roses and accessories from BelleRoseDesigns.

Part 1: For those who won’t throw:

For the child you want in your wedding but are unsure if stage fright will take over, there are options:

Phebe loved her mini-bouquet

Phebe loved her mini-bouquet.

Snuggle time with wedding bear

A stuffed animal can help even the shyest little attendants feel more comfortable.

Wedding bear

Wedding bear gets a close up.

Basket of fabric flowers.

Fabric flowers, like these from BelleRoseDesigns, are charming and can be used again later. These are in burlap and satin and are super sweet.

Phebe with basket

A two handled basket is a great way to guarantee no throwing in case someone changes their mind πŸ˜‰


Part two: For those who may or may not throw:


Who doesn’t love bubbles?

Just be sure you know the rules of the venue!

Phebe modeled some other Belle Rose Designs accessories as well:

Phebe in pink headband

The pink fabric flower headband is so sweet!

bag and shoes

This bag with the white flower goes perfectly with our natural and blush color palette! So Sweet!

White hairband by bellerose

The fabric flowers go with the basket…..

Phebe with bag.

Phebe with bag.

Since it was a styled shoot and to show that these options can be worked into the bigger picture as well, here’s a few to show how you can continue with the theme.

For the palette, I went mostly natural with linen, light brown, soft champagne, andΒ  light pink colors. Ended up with two basic themes: 1. Flowers, seeds, and growth (growing together). 2. Candy (sweet love).

Guestbook table

The fabric rosettes from the flower basket make a sweet addition to the guestbook table πŸ™‚

pink burlap rose

Close up of the rose on runner on table πŸ™‚

initials on linen

This heart on the runner is sort of an homage to the old-school tradition of carving your initials on the tree with your first love.

homemade candies

Homemade flower shaped candies in soft colors serves as the favors for guests.

candy bouquet and guest book box

For the children who don’t throw, I made this pixie stick bouquet and a box for an alternative to a guestbook. Friends can put their wishes and advice in there for a keepsake box. Phebe loved the mini-bouquet… Sort of. She wanted ‘the blue one’ so cute!!

At the end of the day, the important thing is remembering that children are not super predictable and that’s what makes them so cute. If they don’t do what they did beautifully in rehearsal, don’t cringe. It’ll probably be many peoples favorite little moment other than seeing you come together forever.

To close, some super cute pictures!

Nichoole and Phebe

So sweet

Big hugs!

Big hugs!

Sweet Phebe and Nichole with tulips in Frick Park

Sweet Phebe and Nichole with tulips in Frick Park!

Lots of Love,

Sarah Joy McKenzie

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  1. Snappy Cat Says :

    Posted on May 20, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Love these photos – and the adorable style that can accompany the little ones at a wedding! πŸ™‚

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