March 02, 2008

The Most Beautiful Flower Girl Ever!

And no, I'm not at all biased!

Mattie did a great job! She was a bit hesitant at first and just smiled like crazy at all the strangers looking at her. Then she spotted me in the front row and took off - no petal dropping on the way! We (yes, "we") dropped all the flowers in the front 3 feet of the aisle... exactly how it got done at my wedding! Apparently this provided some much needed comic relief for the groom, about whom the pastor was getting a bit worried.

Here are some of the pictures I took myself, but I was so focused on keeping her happy and successful, I missed a ton of beautiful photo ops! If only the photographer (Uncle Peter) was there only to photograph Mattie... I think he has at least a couple of good ones I'll post when I get them. I didn't want to wait on all of these.

Getting ready with all the girls

Enjoying a much needed food and play break before the wedding started

A quick family shot

Yeah, that's candy. And yes, Mattie dumped hers out within seconds of being up there... We had to keep them quiet somehow! I must say for three kids, not quite 2, just 2 and not quite 3, they did incredibly well! I didn't have to carry any of them out kicking and screaming, so we all considered it a success. (I did, however, have to escort Mattie out during the recessional. Actually, I had to carry her the last 10 feet. At least I matched.)

I realize this pic leaves a lot to be desired photographically, but the pastor was praying, and the wedding was not all about my beautiful child, I realized, so I could not use flash since I was not the official photographer. (I could have held the camera more stable, but I forgot about that part in the midst of it all.) But the kids were so cute I couldn't resist.

Daddy (or "Robert" as she's been calling him this week) and his princess

Finally free to play!!

Our beautiful gift!


Anonymous said...

Awww, what a sweetie pie!! I got a sneak peek of Peter's pictures...he got some good ones! And I really love that first one you got of Mattie looking cute! I'm glad it went well!

Anonymous said...

OH what a cutie, and what a blessing!!! Thanks for sharing, and we'll wait for other pictures! She is just a doll!

Kjirstin C said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the one of her on the walkway. How precious is she?!!!

Anonymous said...

OH! my goodness!
What a treat to see such beautiful pictures after a long hard day! She's absolutely precious, but I expected nothing less!

Hugs and Kisses - MOM