Bridgette had the honor of being the flower girl for Nikki and Keith last weekend, and she did surprisingly well for her first time in this role!
This was a very special occasion for us, because backtrack 30 years ago, I was actually the flower girl for Keith’s parents! Gosh, I feel old just saying that! Nikki and Keith both live in London, and held their wedding ceremony and reception in Hong Kong. Lots of families and friends flew in to celebrate with them, and it was a really wonderful day. I have been very close to Keith’s family since I was born, as his grandmother took care of me from 0-6 years old, and his parents treated me like a daughter as well. So, when they asked Bridgette to be their flower girl, we immediately said yes!
Being in the wedding planning business, I have wedding magazines and photos laying around my office all the time, so Bridgette has been exposed to flower girls and their pretty dresses for quite some time. Ever since I told her she would be one of them, she has been so excited, telling everyone that she meets that she will be a flower girl soon. When I took her to try on different flower girl dresses, she was in heaven! Being 3 years old, she’s very much into princesses these days, and to her, being a flower girl equated to being a princess. We certainly had fun preparing her for this role.
At the rehearsal, she was calm, cool, and collected as she walked down the aisle with her imaginary bouquet of flowers. I couldn’t help laughing as I witnessed my little girl blossom into this mature young person who took her role as flower girl very seriously!
On the day of the wedding, Bridgette showed no signs of shyness as she pranced around the church in her flower girl dress showing off to everyone the beautiful dress she had on. She was in absolute awe of Nikki in her wedding gown, as the ‘true princess’, and couldn’t stop staring in admiration! It was very cute. When the church doors swung open, Bridgette was the first to walk down that aisle and she did it like a pro. She walked super slow, savoring in every moment! I was the proud mommy at the end of the aisle waiting for her and snapping a million pictures at a time.
Congratulations again to Nikki and Keith, and thank you for inviting us to be a part of your special day!!