Monday, August 8, 2011

Flower Girl

We came down to Florida on Saturday so Miss could be a flower girl in my friend's wedding. I was a little nervous about how she would do, since she wasn't able to be at the rehearsal, and my friends are not people she sees often. I showed her You Tube videos of flower girls and had been asking her for a few days what a flower girl does, to which she always answered, "She drops the petals on the floor."

She was absolutely perfect.

She was all about business as we were getting ready to go to the ceremony.

Very focused.

Getting in her zone.

I was nervous about leaving her at the end of the aisle, but wanted to be up front so I could coax her forward if necessary. I kept telling her that she would walk down the aisle and drop the petals and then Mommy and Daddy and Lass would be waiting for her up front. I was seriously nervous that she would freak out a little bit. In addition to her inexperience with the role of flower girl, I was also a bit worried because I had woken her up before 5 am to catch our flight, and then she napped for only about 30 minutes on the ride from the airport to the hotel. Plus it was crazy hot and humid and buggy at the ceremony, so I was concerned that she would be cranky. I should know better than to underestimate my girl.

She started a little bit slowly.

Then she got going and did a beautiful job.

She dropped her petals just as she was supposed to.

She was absolutely precious and I was in tears watching her.

Though I was squatted down at the end of the row of seats at the end of the aisle, she never did see me until she was right near the front.

She kept going though.

When she got to the front, she seemed to notice that she had a bunch of petals left in her basket.

So out they went! Priceless.

I was incredibly proud of my big brave girl.


  1. Oh Amy! Miss was absolutely GORGEOUS as a flower girl! I cannot believe how much she has grown in such a short time, and she is just so, so, SO beautiful! You SHOULD be very proud! :-)

  2. Oh my goodness, that was the cutest thing I've ever seen. Such concentration! She was a BEAUTIFUL flower girl! I got all teary just reading the post!
    Love you!

  3. Oh my gosh! Beautiful flower girl and LOVE how she dumped them out at the end. She took her job very seriously :)

  4. She looks so pretty! What a beautiful girl and a beautiful dress.

  5. the brides are beautiful and i love the focus face!