A Double (Maybe Triple!) Dose of Cuteness

When it came to picking our flower girl and ring bearer, we mostly had to look to my side of the family. Mr. Manatee’s family’s children are either way too old, or way too young. The youngest girl is 12, and the most eligible boy in the family is only about year old. He did a pretty good job in his parents’ wedding a few months ago, but mainly because it required something he already wanted to do…walk towards his parents. I didn’t really ask my bridesmaids in any fancy way, but I did order this card from Arleen Design for the asking of our little ones!

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So, for our ring bearer we chose my little cousin, Pierce, who lives in Vancouver with the rest of my extended family! We’ve had the privilege of hanging out several times on family trips, and he is always SO much fun!

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Here’s Pierce and my beautiful aunt, who is kindly designing our invitations for us! She’s an incredibly talented art director and operates a little Etsy shop called The Letter K Design. Can’t you tell how much fun he is?!

Next we had to find some gorgeous little girls! Luckily we knew of at least one, if not two! Their mother, Erica, had been my grand-sister in Colorguard in high school, and we’ve been close ever since! She and her husband moved to an Air Force Base in Abilene about a year ago, but we try really hard to see each other every few months! She is a few years older than me, and is blessed with two beautiful little girls! I say one maybe two because we’d love to have the youngest be involved, but only if she feels ready! I can’t wait to dress Molly (and hopefully Kate!) up in the tulle-iest little flower girl dresses I can find.

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Hmm…I’m dreaming of something like this!

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Photocredit: Girlyglam

Did one side or the other lack in eligible little ones? Did you look outside your family for cuteness?

*all photos personal unless otherwise noted

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Miss Manatee

Location:
Fort Worth, TX
Wedding Date:
June 2013

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    FutureMrsAP 21 posts, Newbee @ 2:03 pm

    Love your vision for the flower girl! What little girl wouldn’t love to be in a tulle skirt?! We got somewhat lucky with little ones for the wedding; his nephew and my aunt’s daughter will both be 3, and our son will be 2 :)

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:23 pm

    What cuties! We didn’t end up having kids in our wedding because there weren’t any in the right age range, but I love seeing kids in weddings!

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:27 pm

    Those tulle dresses are the only reason I’d want a flower girl, they’re such a dream, but we’re not having kids in the bridal party.
    I’ll have to wait until we have a little Toadstool princess to put her on one of those, and believe me, I will do it.

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    Mrs. Panda 1324 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:35 pm

    aww they’re going to be absolutely adorable. I love the idea of tulle dresses. I didn’t initially, but it has really grown on me. I just have no idea if we will have a flower girl or not, I’m not sure she’ll be able to make it to our wedding yet.

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    Mrs. Dragon 2891 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:26 pm

    We’re lucky enough to each have a sibling with a little girl but we had nobody with boys, so we skipped ringbearers. I’m excites to see what dresses you pick out!

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    miss-care-bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:12 am

    I love fluffy tulle dresses for the flower girls too!!! I just want to see little clouds of tulle floating down the aisle :) Though, I guess I won’t be able to actually see them since they go before the bride!

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    PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock 369 posts, Helper bee @ 11:31 am

    The decision was already made for us: we have a son and a daughter who are the perfect ages to be ring bearer and flower girl.
    That flower girl dress is adorable!!!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:55 am

    We may have a second niece/nephew by the time our wedding rolls around, but as of the time we got engaged, we decided to have my nephew in the wedding, along with my friend’s eldest daughter, who is 5 months younger than my nephew. So they will both be ~3-4 when we get married.

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