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Find your flower girl here!

2010 August 21
by Pamela

Some little girls who are asked to be the flower girl at a wedding might not think too much about their responsibilities for it.  They might think that they just need to show up in their pretty dress and coiffed hair, looking the part.

But not my girl.

When Mary Claire was asked to stand up in our nephew Alex and his fiance Rachel’s wedding, she took the job very seriously.  She wanted to know exactly what the position entailed, the time frame, and the goals and objectives of the role of a flower girl.  She would have demanded a Standard Operating Guidelines manual had she known how to request it.  I tried finding youtube videos so she could see flower girls in action, but those girls made it to youtube for their antics, not their professionalism.  Mary Claire intends to be nothing if not the consummate professional.

She is so excited for the wedding and take a look at Rachel, the lovely bride-to-be and Mary Claire to see one reason why:

Who wouldn’t love someone who is as kind as Rachel AND looks like she could be your big sister?

So I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I explained to her in detail what she could expect from the ceremony and what her role might look like. 

Then she decided to start practicing.  On an almost daily basis.  Starting five months before the wedding is scheduled.

Here are some snippets from one of her many, many rehearsals:

This time, in lieu of flower petals, Mary Claire chose water balloons.  At least they weren’t filled.

She had to practice by scattering LOTS of choking hazards all over the floor.

And every professional flower girl is supposed to be able to blow up balloons and toss them around at the ceremony, right?

****Note her outfit, yet another ensemble she chose herself.  Pink and orange plaid with a brown butterfly top.  Add it to the archives.

But how much can you complain about a great big choking hazard mess when you look at this face?

Alex and Rachel, I will be very happy when your big day arrives for many reasons, but the hope of having clean floors again is definitely on the list.

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5 Responses leave one →
  1. Ellen permalink
    August 24, 2010

    Imagine rehearsing if she were the bride!!!!

  2. Tammie permalink
    August 25, 2010

    A note on the outfit. If my eye spys correctly, some of those butterflies on the brown shirt match the pink in the skirt. She’s getting close. ;-)

  3. kim permalink
    August 26, 2010

    That is so funny, that you said she had to practice by leaving many choking hazards on the floor. But I think your ending remark encourages me to see the bright side of events that could be otherwise really difficult. Most things, like this, in the end are just cute.
    By the way you are a gifted writer. Keep up the good work.

  4. Pamela permalink*
    August 27, 2010

    Thanks Kim!

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