As many will agree, there is nothing quite as cute as a flower girl making her way down the aisle to soften the hearts of every guest just before the bride makes her big entrance. Of course this could present a few headaches when trying to find not only the perfect flower girl outfit, but also the most appropriate floral detail to complement the little one’s adorable attire. The very creative Heike from Fleur Le Cordeur addressed this specific ‘problem’ in the most creative and inspiring way as she collaborated with Yolande Marx to capture the magic of her fabulous floral designs.
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To keep in mind when planning floral details for Flower Girls:
There is no age restraint when it comes to flower girls, so make sure you choose flowers accessories that are age appropriate. For example giving a 2 year old a bouquet to hold is not going to work. We propose using pomanders (flower balls) or corsages for little ones, and small bouquets and wreath for pre-teens and teenagers.
Keep in mind that most flower girls will be carrying a basket with confetti after the ceremony, so choosing a floral detail, like a wreath or corsage might be best, so that the girls can have their hands free. The small ones especially like pomanders, because it looks like little handbags, and they can easily hook it around their arms when scattering petals down the aisle.
Make sure the flowers you use does not damage or wilt easily and has a long life span. We used miniature orchids, but you can also use fynbos (like Blushing Brides) lavender, berries or even robust herbs. Keep the flowers in water till the last minute before the girls have to walk down the aisle, ensuring that the flowers will look fresh and last longer.