Anyone Who’s Ever Been a Flower Girl Will Love This Story

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Wedding Planning Tips

Like any other flower girl, all Annabelle Earl wanted was to wear a pint-sized princess dress and drop petals down the aisle. The only problem? There was no one in this four-year-old's immediate family or parents' circle of friends getting married.

NBC News reports that Annabelle's mom, Kim, didn't realize how much the wedding milestone meant to her daughter until they visited Yoko Ono's "Wishing Tree" at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. The precocious little girl walked up to the tree and wished for a pet unicorn (wouldn't we all?). When mom broke the news to her that this wasn't an option, she settled for a suitable back-up plan: to be a flower girl.

Undeterred by the lack of festivities in their foreseeable future, the Brooklyn mom took her daughter to the City Clerk's office in Manhattan to fulfill her dream. Despite a few rejections, they finally found a couple who was willing to "hire" Annabelle as their flower girl. "She was too adorable to say no to, and we thought it would be fun to make her day as well as ours," the bride tells NBC (she declined to be identified).

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Photo courtesy of Kim Earl via NBC News

In a twist of fate, Annabelle ended up getting scared and mom had to hold her. So sweet! Naturally, she had more important things on her mind (at the conclusion of the ceremony, she asked if there would be cake). The pair went to a bakery and texted the couple a snapshot, wishing them a sweet future together. 

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