Kate Moss, Lily Allen and Kate Middleton’s weddings last year prompted us to take a look at bridal parties in more detail. While the focus of the bridal party had been on the bridesmaids, now it seems to have shifted towards cute little suited and booted pageboys and pixie-like flower girls. Here is how to make the most of your little page boys and flower girls.
Fresh floral hair wreaths, gorgeous tulle ballgown dresses and some magical tulle wands are all a little princess needs to put a spell over your wedding guests, while a dapper suit and bow tie will make your page boy feel like a right little man.
Clockwise from top left: halter neck tulle flower girl/bridesmaid dress from Dainty Dizzy | flower girl wearing fresh flower wreath by JK Photography | baby blue halter neck flower girl dress, tulle headband and tulle wands by Dainty Dizzy | flower girl basket in white from the Confetti Shop | bridesmaid/flower girl tulle tutu by Dainty Dizzy
A great way to include the little ones in your ceremony is to have them open the proceedings. Have the page boy set your theme by carrying the rings on a ring cushion while the flower girls sprinkle silk petals from a pretty white flower girl basket in you wedding colours. Another idea is to have the children carry down some handmade signs to announce your arrival in a fun and kitsch way. If you have a large entourage, have two kids hold up a word at a time (‘Here’ ‘comes’ ‘the’ ‘bride’). On the way back down the aisle, they could carry a ‘Just Married’ sign.
Top image: page boy and flower girl with ‘Here comes the bride sign’ by Daniel Kim Photography via BridalGuide | Left: page boy photo by Pixbeat Photography | right: Bridal party still from Newlywed Films
Gifts for Page Boys and Flower Girls
Clockwise from top left: ‘Our beautiful flower girl’ thank you card with angel pin from the Confetti Shop | child’s pearl bracelet with silver hearts from Little Gems | tulle bow by Dainty Dizzy | personalised chocolate bar from the Confetti Shop | football pendant and silver necklace from Little Gems | ‘Flower girl’ heart pendant from Little Gems
Be inspired by more on Flower Girls and the rest of the bridal party in Dresses and Style.