Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Flower Girl With a Halo

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Turn you flower girl into a little angel for the day, provide her with her own floral halo and matching flower container. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cute Kid Friendly Favors

Idea and directions available on

If you're having children in your wedding or as guests at your wedding, you might want to provide kid-friendly favors.  These DIY favors are courtesy of  Gwenab on The Offbeatbride's site gives you the specific directions as well as links to the sites she learned how to make these from under the DIY section of the site.  Lego actually has a ice cube mold (go to  You can use this to make crayons in the shapes of lego men! Kudos to you Gwen! Great idea and execution!  Other suggestions included stars and other fun shapes. 

Friday, August 6, 2010

"I'm in Charge of the Petals"

Flowergirl shirt that reads "I'm in charge of the Petals" monogrammed with the flowergirl's name and the date of your wedding is a nice gift for your flowergirl. This shirt is available at

Flower Baby!

Photo courtesy of: Joan Calabrese and

This delicate pink and white lace dress for the toddler in your wedding, complete with the headband and bow are perfect for your tiny tot.  She'll steal the show if you're not careful!  The dress can be found on Joan Calabrese's website.

Adult Only Receptions? How to Handle Invitations

The decision to have children in or at your wedding always ends up a touchy subject.  If not between the bride and groom than between guests and hosts.  If you'd like to have children at your wedding, by all means invite them, if you choose not to be prepared for some guests who just do not understand why you don't want their little darlings racing across your dance floor and causing havoc.  There is no hard and fast rule to include or not include children, it is the hosts' or bride and groom's decision. 

It is not appropriate to add "Adults Only Reception" or "No Children Please" to your invitations. If you want to add it to somewhere put it on your wedding web site.  The best way to handle guests who add uninvited children to their invitation is with a firm but insistent telephone call letting them know that you have a limited guest list and regret you cannot include additional guests.  Also the mother of the bride or groom can simply spread the word among the family that it will be an adult party and express your regrets that you cannot include everyone's children. 

You can provide a babysitter in a hotel room at your venue if you find it necessary.  Check with local nanny services for bonded sitters or check with your hotel, most of them have sitter services on call. 

Ring Bearer -- It's a Long Day!

Photo courtesy of Bruce Plotkin Photography and

Bruce Plotkin captures a ring bearer winding down at the end of a long and exciting day! It's a good reminder to all of us that part way through the wedding check to see if ring bearers or flower girls might like to head up to a hotel room for a nap with a sitter.

Wear A Fairy Circlet

Photo courtesy of: Vermont Wedding Flowers

Once again Alison Bucholz-Ellis has designed the perfect flower girl basket and matching circlet.  The flowers accent but don't overwhelm the tiny person wearing and carrying them.  Kudos again Alison and your team!

Floral Artistry by Alison Bucholz-Ellis for Flower Girls

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 Alison Bucholz-Ellis  designed these flowers and headpiece for this flower girl.  Her small basket and circlet go perfectly with her simple white dress with a bold sash.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bruce Plotkin Wedding Photos

Photo by Bruce Plotkin Courtesy of Kate Parker Weddings Blog

Bruce Plotkin and Kate Parker combine to produce wedding photos that are memorable wihtout being over the top.  A traditional shot of the bride and groom and a simple shot of the flower girl will help this couple and their families remember this day forever.  For other great photos and ideas from Kate Parker go to

Headbands For Flower Girls

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This beautiful headband is suitable for newborns  to older girls.  It's perfect for your flower girl to wear to add a little something extra.   Adorned with crystal mini daisies on a super soft crocheted headband, this headband is available in white and a host of other colors.  You can purchase this best selling headband at 

Flower Girl On A Swing

Photos courtesy of JKoe Photography.

What a gorgeous idea for a photo op! If you're having your wedding outdoors and there's a convenient tree, make a swing and have your florist decorate it, not only will it be great photos for your flower girl and ring bearer, but for the bride and groom as well. The combination of blue and red flowers with the greenery for this wedding are stunning without looking overdone.  The flower girl's simple yet elegant dress fit the scene perfectly.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What Will Your Flower Girl Wear?

Photos courtesy of:; Dresses available on their web site.

Dresses are available in a variety of styles and sizes.

Olivia and Kate Flower Girl Dresses

All Photos courtesy of Olivia and Kate, an Etsy team of artisans who can make your flower girl look like a princess without turning her into a little adult. Olivia and Kate have gorgeous dresses for you favorite flower girl.  The price is right and the styles are perfect for little girls.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Flower Girl Photo -- Flower Girl Relaxing During Vows

Photo of Flower Girl

Lydia Maclear took this adorable shot of the flower girl in this wedding as she relaxes during the wedding ceremony.

A Kiss for the Flower Girl

Thomas Hoebbel Photography Website

Thomas Hoebbel Photography, provided this photo of the bride giving her flower girl a thank you kiss.  Hoebbel takes great photo, take the time to review his website and call him to talk about your wedding day. 

Make Use of Hats

This photo is courtesy of Thomas Hoebbel Photography.

Hats can be a big part of your wedding day.  They make great photo ops, not just for the person who is meant to be wearing them, but for the child who snags them and becomes the darling of the wedding! 

"With over a fifteen years' experience photographing weddings, Thomas has the expertise to provide exceptional and elegant photography of your wedding day. He will take the time to understand your needs in order to fulfill all of your expectations. Thomas' style will offer you a mix of formal portraits along with joyful candids with which to remember this truly special event." (from Thomas Hoebbel website).

Welcome to Children In Your Wedding

This blog incorporates cute dresses, ideas for flowergirls and ring bearers, gifts for them, and great photos, all to help you work with making having children in your wedding a joy.