Over the past couple of years we’ve been incredibly blessed to be a part of our close friends’ lives as they experience the joy of parenthood. Our own lives have been enriched so much by the presence of these little ones that when we envision our wedding party gliding down the aisle—gals dressed to the nines, guys all snazzy and fine—it simply isn’t complete without a little maid and man to round out the procession. Plus, Mr. Tartlet is cray-cray about kids. Having them around is a surefire way to plaster a grin on his face (see picture below). Allow me to introduce the two wee ones who are likely to steal the show. First up, my cousin’s adorable daughter:
Those CHEEKS! *pinch pinch pinch*
And BM Laura’s son:
I swear I didn’t steal this from a catalog; he’s really this cute
Both of these photos are a little dated since they’re toddling about quite steadily, now. I’m so excited to explore the darling outfits and details available for them!
These flower wreath halos are precious:
If we had friends or family with slightly older children, I would love to adorn them with fairy wings!
Like Miss Pancakes, I cannot resist a tutu:
The oversized satin sash on this dress is so charming:
The vest. The bowtie! The flag…ahhhhhh! Total cute overload!
Now, I’ve been to a fair share of weddings where children go from smiles to tears in an instant. You can’t really blame them; all of those eyes on you must be pretty intimidating! At any rate, mom or dad usually ends up coming to the rescue and carrying their bawling babe down the aisle. The hilarious Miss Biscuit wrote a post about other awkward phenomenon that stem from having children at a wedding. Neither Mr. Tartlet nor I would be fazed, but we’re concerned it may put the parents in an embarrassing position. Then, the other night BM Laura made a brilliant suggestion to circumvent the stand-and-bawl situation, which was to pull the toddlers down the aisle in a wagon. Perhaps one like this:
Mr. Tartlet has dubbed this the “Wagon Chariot of Love”
I seek your wisdom, ladies (and gents): are you including little ones in your wedding? Any tips to help things go more smoothly?
- Rochester, MI
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
- Wedding Date:
- May 2011
- The Royal Park Hotel