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Two said yes!

August 19, 2011 2 comments

Thank goodness they checked the right box!

So far I’ve heard back from two of my flower girls. I hear they filled out their cards as soon as they got them (they must have since I just sent them Monday).

I wonder if I can find a yellow or purple wedding dress with brown flowers on it…

Why have one flower girl when you can have three?

August 12, 2011 1 comment

Brigid Grace

Today’s featured members of the “party”…my flower girls.

Originally, I had figured I wouldn’t have any child attendants. With 10 nieces and nephews, how was I supposed to pick just one girl and boy to be in my wedding? That’s like making a parent pick their favorite child. Or asking me to pick my favorite cheese. It just can’t be done!

When I expressed this to my brother and his wife, my brother said, “Why not just have all three girls be flower girls? When else in their young lives will they have this chance?”

He made a good point. I’m the last single aunt/uncle the kids have. I never got to be a flower girl…why shouldn’t they get to be one?

Mariah Lee

And so now, I have three flower girls! (Why not? It’s my wedding and I can do whatever I want, right?)  Three are always better than one (when it comes to good things. Like cheeses.)

First, the oldest is Brigid Grace. My brother’s second oldest child. She’s promised from the time she was about 3 that she’d take care of me when I get old. The very least I could do in return is ask her to be in my wedding!

Second, is Mariah Lee, my sister’s only daughter. She’s the only girl that’s been in a wedding before (my cousin Jill’s last April). She loves dressing up in frilly dresses and dancing (she’s a champion step dancer!) so she’d be just perfect for the role!

Maire Róisín

And lastly, Maire Róisín. Although my brother would claim none of his children were named “after” anyone…I claim Maire as my first namesake (their youngest, Frankie, is the second).

All three girls are as adorable and sweet as can be. They’re incredibly special to me, and I hope they’ll see this day as something incredibly special in their lives!

Will you be my flower girl?

August 10, 2011 3 comments

These are by far my favorite wedding purchase so far!

In other blogs, I saw links to “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards and such.

Since I don’t see my nieces all that often, and I want them to feel really special about being asked to be in my wedding, and, let’s face it, how often do 5 and 8 year olds get mail…I thought it would be cute to send them something similar.

Enter Flapperdoodle.

I chose her shop because I liked the personalization of her cards. I loved that my two sister-nieces would get slightly different cards (one with longer blond hair, one with shorter brown hair).

The only thing I was disappointed with was that the cards asked a question (Will you be my flower girl?)…but they didn’t offer any way for the girls to answer that question.

So I asked if an insert could be made.

I love it! It’s exactly what I was looking for. I wanted the girls to not only be able to say “Yes!”, but also be able to send me something personal back in return.

Could they be any cuter?!

Now to just patiently wait to get the responses back so I can see what kind of dress I should be shopping for 🙂 I can’t wait to see their ideas!

FYI…if you’re interested in something similar, flapperdoodle is offering free shipping on orders over $10 for a limited time. Details are on her etsy site!