Kids are the Cutest
Some of my favorite projects to come out of our wedding planning were the ring bearers' sign and the toss petals for the flower girl.
I knew that whenever I got married I wanted to include any littles that were in my life in my wedding. I just love how cute kids are, and I was glad that I did have some children in my life and I was able to include them in my wedding when it was time. We had two ring bearers (3 and almost 5) and one flower girl (3). Some people are usually uncertain about including them in a wedding or even having them at a wedding because of the wild card factor- you never know what they are going to do. And while I understand this reasoning, I knew I didn't want a wedding like that. I wanted it to be fun and something the entire family could be a part of should they choose.
So, onto the projects. The ring bearer sign Nate and I still have hung up in our house. A theme that came out of our wedding planning was Always and Forever. We had a banner, our cake topper, and the sign that was in the ceremony and then on display at the reception all with this saying.
For the sign, I took a piece of extra wood that Nate had and painted it sapphire which was one of our wedding colors. Using my Cricut, I cut out on white vinyl the phrase 'Always and Forever' and transferred it to the sign. For extra measure, and in case the boys had the idea to peel the sticker off, I put a coat of mod podge over the entire sign. To finish, I drilled a couple holes in the top to put some emerald (our other wedding color) colored ribbon through for the boys to carry it. In hindsight, I should have made sure the ribbon was more secure than just a knot or two because apparently it came off as they were walking down the aisle. But they were already close to the front when it came loose, so no worries.
The flower girl project was quite simple, but I still loved the personalization and uniqueness that it added to the ceremony. Instead of the real flower petals or even silk flower petals, I saw an idea on Pinterest where someone used a heart shaped hole puncher and had punched out hearts from old book pages. I am a reader and love books, so of course this idea appealed to me. I decided to add some color and some sheet music hearts, as well. (Nate and I are in our church choir together, so sheet music suited us both.) Our flower girl did such a good job of tossing them and even added a little twirl once she got to the end of the aisle.
The kids were a cute addition to the wedding ceremony. And the projects were wonderful additions to the personal touch we wanted to include in our wedding.