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!
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!
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.
Hmm…I’m dreaming of something like this!
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