WHENEVER I HEAR that a bride is including a flower girl in the wedding party, I worry. These typically preschool girls are usually at just the right age for throwing a fit or stealing the show rather than behaving like princesses.
So when I learned that my great niece, almost 4-year-old Keira, would serve as a flower girl in her Aunt Kristina’s wedding, I held my breath.
But I needn’t have worried. Keira was the perfect flower girl. She slept through nearly the entire wedding service.
And that was just fine, says her mom, Heidi, who was a bridesmaid. The lengthy afternoon nap kept Keira happy and content during the reception. Exactly what a mom, who says she wanted to pretend she didn’t have kids for the event (yeah, right, Heidi), wanted.
I couldn’t resist snapping photos of the sleeping beauty and then more pictures after Keira awoke. The images speak for themselves of a sweet little flower girl acting mostly like a princess on her godmother’s wedding day. That is until Keira started squishing ants on the sidewalk outside St. Elizabeth’s Church in Brennyville.
© Copyright 2009 Audrey Kletscher Helbling