Flowers for Girls

There are only a limited few wedding details that I’ve had planned for years (one being that Sister Big Eyes would be my MOH), and one that came about only a few years ago. It’s a detail I had solidified in my head even before I met Mr. Sword. Something so right that you just feel it long before you realize it. My flower girl. Littlest C.

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Littlest C is almost 6 now but I’ve known her since she was 11 months old!

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I always end up crying when I look at these old photos!

How I became a nanny is a story for another day, but let’s just say I’ve never been a nanny before this family and I probably won’t be one after this family. It just fit. And I basically fell in love with the kids right off the bat. And PS (while it’s expected of me), I’m NOT one of those people who think every kid is cute! Obviously, my two nanny kids are really special to me and I’m actually celebrating my five-year anniversary with my nanny family in October. Littlest C’s older brother, we’ll call him Big C, is going to be an usher in the wedding, along with three of my awesome cousins.

Anyway, this past weekend my very talented Boss Lady (who’s making all the extra tartan pieces if you’ll remember), Littlest C, and I went shopping for a flower girl dress and boy oh boy was it exciting! Littlest C is a bit of a girly-girl like myself, and after seeing me try on a few dresses this past May, she couldn’t wait for her turn! Lucky for her (and unlucky for us), she looks good in everything! We went to David’s Bridal so she could sample lots of different styles, but to be honest, we’re probably going to buy online because it’s a better selection at better prices! Win win.

The goal was to find something that hints at my dress without being an exact replica. Boss Lady and I think we have figured out the ideal fabric and fit, so all in all I’d say the shopping trip was very successful! Here are some of the dresses Littlest C got to model for us:

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I really wanted Littlest C’s opinion and encouraged her to tell us what she felt most comfortable in, and what she liked the best. Littlest C deemed skirt twirling ability to be most important and she loved the princess-like dresses. Ahhh, a girl after my own heart. :)

Once she discovered how much she looked like a cupcake when she sat down, we had trouble keeping her off the ground!

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The purple was eliminated pretty quickly because we all think she should be in ivory like the bride!

Littlest C is going to be dropping flower petals on the aisle runner just like a traditional flower girl. We want to find a nice square basket in ivory or light-colored wood to partly cover in the tartan fabric so she gets a bit of Scottish something for her ensemble as well!

Speaking of Scottish, this is what Mr. Sword what was doing while us girls were shopping. Video games with Big C. Such a tough life! :)

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All in all, it was a wonderful and girly afternoon. I’m so honored to have Littlest C be my GORGEOUS flower girl. Not sure who is more excited for the wedding day—her or me!

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LOVE.

Are you having a flower girl or ring bearer in your wedding? What are they wearing?

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Mrs. Sword

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
March 2013

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:22 am

    aww This is so cute! I don’t have any little girls in my life, but my godson is SO excited to be our ring bearer. He’s very concerned with the logistics of everything.

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    lindsayandchris09 776 posts, Busy bee @ 7:25 am

    My fiance’s and my niece will be our flower girl. She is 2 years and 5 months old. We love her so much. She is wearing a yellow tutu dress. It arrived this past Saturday and I was able to try it on her. At first, she wanted it off. But then she started twirling around and wanted to keep it on! She looked so cute!

    Not sure if I’m allowed to or not, but here is the link to the etsy shop, where I purchased it from. http://www.etsy.com/listing/91799992/sweet-yellow-tutu-dress-nb-3t?ref=usr_faveitems

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    lindsayandchris09 776 posts, Busy bee @ 7:26 am

    And my 2 year old nephew will be our ring bearer. Can’t wait to see how it all goes.

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    jyssandgrant, Guest @ 8:09 am

    I too am having 2 of my nanny kids as my ring bearer and flower girl! I have been a nanny for many years and these were the first kiddos and families that I fell instantly in love with. Since they have both moved out of state but can’t wait til next Sep for us to all be together again!

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    MsVoyageur 1384 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:35 am

    Omgggg she’s totally adorbs!!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:35 am

    How exciting, I can only imagine how happy and special she must feel, I’m so jealous she gets to wear one of those beautiful dresses.

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    thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 8:43 am

    Aww, I love the cupcake skirt squat! So cute.

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    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 10:16 am

    Wow I had no idea that they now have Flower Girl Dresses that “look” like Wedding Dresses… how cool is that (can only imagine what this generation of little girls will dream up to wear when their time comes 20 or so years down the road… cherishing the memories that they are building now)

    LOVE the fact that the Flower Basket will incorporate tartan too.

    Your Nanny-kids are cuties…

    When I was married the first time round, I had a 3 year old Flower Girl and a 7 year old Ring Bearer all fitted out in their finest (including a mini-tux for the boy). They were show-stoppers. Both kids I babysat on weekends… and I LOVED having them as part of my big day.

    Makes for great pics, great memories… enjoy !!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:58 am

    The two girlies I babysit/used to nanny during college are our Flower Girls. They are magical pieces of my life. I’m so excited for them to share in our day; we “practice” wedding every time I watch them now. They take it very seriously.

    Littlest C really DOES look like a cupcake when she sits, btw. Adorable.

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    coyote 1524 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:21 pm

    Oh my gosh, she is absolutely adorable!! Unfortunately there are no little girls in the Coyote family/circle of friends so we didn’t have a flower girl. I will just have to live vicariously through you! :D

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:49 pm

    Aww she’s so cute. I am also very close to my Nanny family so this post makes me happy :)

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:25 pm

    Thanks everyone! happy to hear other people have cute kiddos in their lives too! :)
    @Mrs. Castle: I knew you would like this post! Nannies unite!

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    BabyBlueEyes 235 posts, Helper bee @ 8:54 pm

    Littlest C is super cute! I can tell she is very excited to be a part of your special day!

    We are having a slightly unusual mix of kiddos in our wedding. I don’t have any siblings or young kids in my life, but FH has FOUR little brothers, 2 from his dad and stepmom and 2 from his mom and stepdad. He is closer to his dad’s kids, since he lived with his dad after the divorce, but he knew he couldn’t just have those 2 boys and not the other 2. So we are having all 4 boys, ages 11, 7, 10, and 3, as our “mini groomsmen.”

    I’ve always wanted a flower girl, so we decided to have FH’s cousin, age 11, in the wedding also. He walked in her parent’s wedding when he was probably about 5, so it seemed a fitting choice. I decided early on that I didn’t want her to be in ivory (I sound like Bride-zilla but I want to be the only one in a white dress!) so we decided to have her in a younger version of the bridesmaid dresses. That ended up making sense, since the mini groomsmen are going to have the same ensemble as the big groomsmen, except with bow ties instead of long ties (a younger version, in my opinion).

    They’ll be walking FH’s 2 brothers from his dad together, then the older brother from his mom will walk with our flower girl, then his littlest brother will walk by himself, right before me. He is only 3 and we aren’t completely positive that he will actually walk down the aisle, so if he doesn’t no one will be stranded. Plus we thought it would be adorable!

    Not totally traditional but it’s what we like and what is perfect for us and our families!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:29 pm

    Aww thats so adorable! I love all the dresses she tried on! You are right she looks good in anything! We are having my fiance’s godson (as long as he behaves) and my two gorgeous cousins as our ring bearers and flower girl!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:55 am

    She is adorable, it looks like such a fun day for the girls!

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