The Summer before 1st grade, my Aunt Donna asked me to be a flower girl in her upcoming wedding. Of course I was thrilled and of course I LOVED all of the love and attention I received as I got to dress up in a mini simplified version of the brides gown. I enjoyed seeing the bride and groom kiss and dance all day. Since that day I dreamed of meeting my own Prince Charming and getting married someday. I just LOVED weddings, it was OFFICIAL!
Well that Fall 1st grade photo day rolled around. I had the brilliant idea of wearing my beloved flower girl gown to school that day.
Mom: “Erin Marie, you can’t wear that dress. It’s a “play dress now, it has a huge stain on it and you don’t have any dress shoes to match!” Me: (begging!) “Please! It’s a beautiful gown, no one will see the stain and I can wear my black leather booties with it!” 😆
My mom finally gave in and let “me be me” and off I went to school in a stained puffy and elaborate flower girl dress for pictures. I was happy as can be. Lol
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? I was pretty much destined to be in the wedding industry. My mom also tells me stories of playing “wedding” in the yard after that Summer and making my brothers marry each other or neighborhood girls while I played “pastor” and “photographer”. I photographed the newly weds with my mom’s 24mm Kodak as they rode into the distance in our Little Tykes Cozy Coupe. 😂 Can’t even make this stuff up.
If you’ve read this far, thank you. I just wanted to give a shout out to Aunt Donna and my mom...because now I get to surround myself almost every weekend with Prince Charming’s, flower girl dresses, love and cake.