Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Flower Girl History

The flower girl can be traced all the way back to the Romans. Then, they preceded the bride and wore white gowns, that would probably be used for more than just the wedding day. Since then the flower girl has continued to be a wedding tradition, as most brides continue to include at least one special little girl to be a part of her big day. What, though, is the flower girl's purpose in the wedding? Why does she throw down flower petals?

There are a few things that the flower girl symbolizes in weddings. Youth and innocence are great examples. These little ones are shining reminders of the beauty, wonder, and joy of youth. This reminder is followed by a picture of the transition thereof from a young girl to a stunning bride.

Another symbol that the flower girl represents is the existence of children in the wonderful bondage of love. Having children in your wedding is a show of love for children, especially the ones chosen to be a part of the wedding, and can symbolize wishes for future children to be had by the happy couple.

The flower petals are used to welcome the bride to the altar, but the petals weren't the only things used by flower girls in the past, and past items had different meanings. Items such as herbs, grains, and garlic have been scattered by the little ones over the years. These items have been used as a calling for fertility as well as keeping evil spirits at bay.

Today it seems that the flower girl is a tradition that is kept for the beauty and charm that a child can bring to a ceremony. Though many people may not realize the symbolism that exists, I think that it is strongly implied. Most people want to include the ones that they love in their wedding, and, at least in my case, we receive great joy by bestowing such an honor to a young one that is loved so much.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What is a flower girl?

It's every girl's dream to be a princess at least for one day. My new book tells a story about a girl who gets to be a princess for her best friend's wedding. This is a great book to explain to a little girl what her role as a flower girl is all about. This book is a true story, and actually helped my grand-daughter be ready for the big day, and she didn't turn around and run out crying when the time came for her to be "The Princess of the Bride."

I actually wrote this book to help Jordan be prepared to face all of the people at the wedding, but I was able to get it published, and now I am an author! I would like to help anyone out there aspiring to write and publish a book, as well as get some advice from the other veteran's out there. So if you have any questions, please feel free to ask, and we can take this journey together.

- - Please click the button on the right to order. Also, please note that with each purchase of the book, you also receive a free "elive" audio version. Just look in the back of the book for instructions to access the audio book! - -
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