So I realized, I haven’t posted anything or at least not that much for the flower girls. So, in honor of the flower girl, I’d like my first post to be recommending some fabulous flower girl baskets to hold the flowers and petals.
One thing I love about flower baskets is that there are soo many varities and soo many different designs. Also, the flower girls almost always end up loving them and never wanting to let them go so you don’t have to worry about them forgetting it, dropping it or even just tossing it away somewhere. My sister just got married a couple months ago and at her wedding, my niece was soo cute. She loved her flower basket soo much that after she would throw the petals, she would then go pick them back up and put them right back into the flower petal basket again. She also never set her flower basket down one time during the ceremony. It just goes to show that perfect accessories are never out of style no matter what your age is.
Anyways, I think some of the most important things to remember when selecting your flower girl basket are to:
1. Match it to the ring bearer’s pillow.
2. Make sure it matches your wedding theme.
3. It shoudl compliment your dress.
4. Be light enough for anyone of any age to be able to carry, yet have enough space to hold enough petals.
5. Make sure the basket isn’t too big for the flower girl to carry.
The following flower girl baskets are some of my favorites and if you look for my ring bearer pillows post or read through the blog for ocean and beach weddings or other themed weddings, you’ll see that many of these baskets will actually fit in perfectly to those themes or match the ring bearers pillows exactly to make your wedding planning even easier.
If you like these baskets and enjoy them, you can click any of the links and be taken to where you can buy then and please also feel free to leave a comment if you also have any ideas or things to add. =0).
Ok, I seriously love this one for either a winter or summer wedding. It sooo looks like something that I would think Rachel Zoe would choose too. I mean seriously, it is gorgeous. The flower basket is made of crushed ivory chiffon and a golden beaded band (hell it even looks like a gorgeous vintage dress) give this piece a vintage feel. When paired with pastels (I disagree with this but the manufacturer and store feel that it is perfect for pastels…YUCK) the look is light and springlike while deep reds, blues and browns bring out a beautiful richness. I personally like it matched with silvers and golds for winters and summers. The basket measures 7″ tall including the handle.
Here’s the golden touch you need to complete your flower girl’s look, and it will look fantastic against her dress no matter what the color. The flared style of the basket is pretty and feminine and helps to show off the beautiful petals and colors in the basket. This basket really is a great way to display color contrasts, however since it does not look very deep, you may have issues with an outside wedding and wind. Made from champagne silk brocade with satin ribbon and a rhinestone brooch detail, the overall look is slightly shimmery. Each basket measures 9.5″ tall.
Can you say beaded pearl cluctch for flower girls. This is like the perfect basket for the flower girl who wants to have pearls like the bride, but cannot be trusted with a real pearl bag. This dainty flower girl basket is perfectly sized for little girls hands and its clean and fun design means it looks great paired with either simple or elaborate flower girl dresses, as well as a compliment to a heavily pearled brides gown or jewelry. Shown in white, this basket is also available in ivory so you choose the shade that best coordinates with the rest of your accessories. Measures 8.5″ tall including handle.
Talk about a statement, can you get any more stand out than a lack flower girl basket? This flower girl basket in distinctive black satin features a matte crepe satin bottom, a shiny satin handle with black satin ribbon bows and sparkling silver filigree buttons at each side. If you are using white petals, even purples, this basket is an amazing way to show off the colors and really bring out the beauty of the flower petals in the basket. Also, the filigree buttons have tiny rhinestone crystal centers. Each basket is handmade so it varies slightly in size, approximately 6″ in diameter and 7 3/4″ tall.
This is just gorgeous and is the perfect basket for the flower girl who wants to be a diva or just fabulous. It has everything a flower girl diva would want. Brooches, ribbons, bows and more…. This stunning flower girl basket with two perfectly tied bows each finished with a silver and crystal brooch. And, as with any couture fashion, you have a choice of colors. First, choose a white or ivory silk basket with or without a ruffle, then your choice of 18 colors for the bows. The brooches are removable to use another time.
You’ll recognize this color scheme and look from my ring bearer’s post. It is the compliment and sidekick for the perfectly chic pillow. This basket is pink and brown and is pretty much perfect for the stylish yet straight lined bridal party. This flower girl basket is crafted from a wide swath of dark brown crepe satin that is artfully pleated atop pretty light pink matte satin. The attached pearlized floral medallions on each side have cut outs that show the brown behind and feature pearl and sparkling rhinestone crystal accents. Handmade, so will vary slightly in size, approximately 5 3/4″ in diameter x 7 1/2″ tall. Petals shown are not included.
I couldn’t finish this post without mentioning something to match the beach weddings posts I made either. Although I don’t recommend littering a beach, this basket is perfect for the flower girl at your beach wedding. The shape of this flower girl basket is reminiscent of a little sand pail. Yet all grown up. Finished with a touch of embroidery and a silver starfish the basket measures 5″ in diameter and 4″ tall, not including handle.