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.