After going back and forth on what to do for her, I finally decided I should do something involving stuffed animals--she is in LOVE with stuffed animals and her mom says they are overtaking her room!! But just what, I wasn't sure. I started snooping around on the internet and suddenly it dawned on me...I should make her a Build-A-Bear dressed in flower girl clothing. I immediately got on their website and discovered they didn't have flower girl apparel, (what store would?) but did have a bridal collection. I figured that was close enough and I could figure it out when I got there.
I headed up to Build-A-Bear that following weekend and walked straight towards the clothing. They DID have in the bridal collection in, but it almost seemed too off key to me; the set came with a dress, a veil, a garter, and a bouquet. Not satisfied, I started looking around a little more and finally stumbled across this little white dress with a tulle bottom and flowers on the top half. It came with a cross necklace and a veil that could be attached to the back of the dress to make it more full or the head--perfect. I picked that up and then began searching for the bear itself.
After going back and forth for quite awhile, I finally chose Brittany from Alvin and the Chipmunks (Faye loves this movie) instead of a traditional bear, praying she didn't already have one! I built the bear and headed out the door, knowing I needed a few more things to complete her attire--what's a flower girl without a basket and flowers?!
After a couple more stops, Brittany's attire was complete...She had a flower girl dress, white ribbons in her hair, a basket, and flowers!
|Faye with Brittany Easter morning|
I was more than satisfied with her outcome and thought she was THE cutest thing ever. I put her back in her box and slipped a note in her basket and waited until Ryan and I would see Miss Faye to give her the gift. After receiving it, she was more than thrilled. She smiled ear-to-ear and informed us that she didn't have a Brittany yet but had been wanting one...perfect. She is THE sweetest little girl and I am so glad she said "yes!" to being in our wedding :) We can't wait.