Flower girls and ring bearers, they are the shinning stars following in the light of the bride and groom on a wedding day. The playfulness of having children in your wedding reminds us of how we used to daydream of our wedding day and how life is so simple as a child. They create a sense of ease and playful unpredictably sometimes, but somehow children walking down the aisle always seem to create smiles among your guests. One of my favorite part of creating florals is designing pieces for flower girls and ring bearers. I always love to include a playful, whimsical factor for the flower girls and make them something that they can take home and have long after the wedding. Flower scepters, also called flower wands have become a favorite of mine to create and the girls love them! Here are a few examples;
This one was created for my Etsy Shop, Noonan's Designs, and is created with natural wood sola flowers, light grey felt petals, pearls and feathers, great for all ages and very lightweight.
This adorable flower girl was part of the bride and groom's modern black and white wedding, but the wand still created a fun look for her to carry down the aisle.
Onto the ring bearers, typically couples will just opt for a small boutonniere for them, but when you want to get creative there are lots of options for ring bearers. Choose a creative pillow, bible accents, wooden discs and much more can be created "to carry rings". Here is a great moss covered pillow we've created that would be perfect for a woodland wedding. It's also sold on our Etsy store and created with preserved sheet moss, burlap, a sola flower, and accents of birch branches and feathers.
So when your planning your upcoming wedding don't forget to talk to your florist about creating something special for these little ones, because often times they are in the spotlight, right next to the bride of course!