The flower girl brings beauty, innocence, and wishes for healthy children to the wedding ceremony and she melts our hearts with each step she takes. She walks down the aisle in front of the bride, dropping flower petals, which symbolize fertility. The petals are usually red rose petals. Originally, the petals may have also been used to ward off evil spirits, so the flower girl walking in front of the bride would protect her on her wedding day.
She is the cutest thing you’ve ever seen in her little white dress with a pink sash and matching flower basket, but the flower girl’s history is based on more than just heart-melting “aws” from your guests.
The “flower” girl first made her appearance in weddings in Ancient Rome when she would carry wreaths of herbs and wheat down the aisle which symbolized prosperity and fertility for the bride and groom. During…
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