Flower girl dresses in yellow and red – wagon pull for the little ones

I thought this a great idea for my son’s wedding, to pull the littlest flower girls in a wagon seen in our Flower Girl Dress of the Month. We still haven’t designed the flower girl dresses or suits for the wedding because they are going to be SUPER special, but I thought that we may use this idea for my nieces, should we coax the little darlings into making their first flower girl appearance.
Red and Yellow Flower girl dreses yellow-flower-girl-dresses-00009 yellow-flower-girl-dresses-00013The dress style for the older children was Classic Flower Girl Dress style 345 and for the infants, flower girl dress style 398Flower girl dresses were in mustard yellow and cranberry red.

 

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Add a little bling to your flower girl dresses and WOW!

One of our Jewish customers asked us a little while back if we could create dresses for her family’s upcoming wedding. She needed longer, 3/4 sleeves for modesty purposes and Pegeen is just the company to make those changes for them. In all there were over 10 girls ranging from a one year old to a very sophisticated young lady whom I had the pleasure of personally meeting during their visit to Disney World (Pegeen just a mile away from the actual entrance). Her mom was afraid she would feel like one of the “kids” and we decided to make her style slightly more grown up with a black silk pintuck with pearls on each corner in silk.

Flower Girl Dress Style 931 | Pegeen

Gray, pewter and black silk and tulle flower girl dresses, Pegeen Style 931

Flower Girl Dress Style 931 | Pegeen

Medium gray and pewter silk and gray flower girl dress with bling

Each of the age groups had slightly smaller changes – the tiniest girls had 1/4 cap sleeves.  The 4 and 5 year old’s had short sleeves and the rhinestone trim at the neck and sleeves was slightly larger and they had a bit more bling at the waistline than the infants and toddlers.  The 6-to-10 year old’s had even larger trim as well as a really pretty medallion of bling and rhinestones added to the waist.

Flower Girl Dress Style 931 | Pegeen

Medium gray and pewter silk and gray flower girl dress with bling for the 6 to 10 year old’s were slightly more enhanced with even bigger rhinestone pieces at the waistline as well as 3/4 sleeves

Finally our Jr Bridesmaid’s dress had some sophistication AND some fantastic bling of her own.  All dresses based on Pegeen Couture Style 931.  The only extra cost was the cost of the larger bling pieces. Just a reminder – although we sell exclusively online,  if you are visiting Orlando, we are located just 1.25 miles from Disney World.  Call to visit our factory or design studio. 407-928-2377

Pegeen Couture Style 931

Pegeen Couture Style 931

Add some special bling to your flower girl dress

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Our Favorite Retro Flower Girl Dresses and Weddings

How can I get a retro look for my wedding?
There are many components to the look of your wedding and reception, from the attire to the décor, music and food that you can style to achieve that look of a bygone era. Weddings are a time for sentimentality and family, often honoring ancestors and cherishing the past. So, if you are one of those people, you should consider using retro components for your wedding.

First, let’s talk about attire. Some brides will wear their mother’s or their grandmother’s white wedding dress, or their great-grandmother’s ivory wedding dress, the center of attention walking down the aisle and setting the vintage tone for the day. For the bridesmaids and the flower girls, certain colors and color schemes evoke certain times in our history. Pink and black and aqua blue and black were very popular in the 1950s. Pink and black weddingTiffany blue weddingsNeutrals and champagne tones were all the rage during the Gatsby era, the 1920s. Champagne silk flower girl dressesWe at Pegeen are cognizant of the desire of brides to have significant color choices, regardless of the reason. We offer over 200 colors of silk for flower girl dresses, ring bearer suits and junior bridesmaid dresses, allowing brides to create the color palette they envision.
Our website contains thousands of images of dresses and suits in every color combination imaginable to help give brides and moms ideas on what is possible. It is always easier to put together a plan if you have a blueprint readily available. We have 22 pages of Galleries and Testimonials featuring photos of real weddings with our outfits and over 35,000 images of dresses and ring bearer suits that we have made in our 35 year old history of flower girl dresses in various color combinations.
We have traditional styling that lends itself to a classic or vintage look, a look that never goes out of style and the colors to achieve it.

 

 

Black and white photography

I go back and forth a lot on black and white photography.  My parents, married in 1945 as the war was ending, had their images only in black and white and customary to the day, had the images hand painted with color.  When I look back at the photography I think very much that these images are so timeless. and yet looking at the images that our brides send us I think that the look is contemporary at minimum.  For the fortunate few – some weddings are shot with a few cameras and we get to see the same angles or near angles of simultaneous imagery.  Then I can’t help but think, these images they send look ageless.  What’s your preference?

Black and White Photography

Wedding preparation with young attendant.

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Keeping Kids Happy at Your Wedding – a repost

Often a bride will wish to include the smaller members of her family or friends for her wedding party. These flower girls or ring bearers can be awfully cute in a wedding party but at times, can be plain awful as well.   Why is that? Well, often, this is the first time a small child will be exposed to so much attention placed on him. We as adults have had to experience of having that adrenaline rush when all eyes are focused on us but imagine a small child, for her, this can be the first time that the overwhelming feeling of too much attention hits them right before they walk down the aisle. So, what to do?

Read more below: Just a reminder – although we sell our flower girl dresses and suits at Pegeen.com exclusively online,  if you are visiting Orlando, we are located just 1.25 miles from Disney World.  Call to visit our factory or design studio. 407-928-2377

Light blue and chocolate silk flower girl dress

Explaining to them, especially the two year old, what is going to happen is really meaningless to them. In fact, the more you talk about it, the faster you will see their heads shake with a firm “no”. I hear it on the other end of the phone with the moms as they try to take their measurements for their flower girl dress or ring bearer suit. “Come on honey, let’s take your measurement for the pretty dress we talked about” – and low and behold, I hear the child scream and run away.

Here are my suggestions for the process:

  1. MEASUREMENTS: As you will need measurements for their outfit, make it a game! Ask them to stand against the wall, and place a pencil on their heads so that they can see the dot; enlist their help to do the measurement. Take a tape measure to the dot and for the age appropriate child, see them read the number to you at the floor. When you take their chest and waist, especially if they are giving you a hard time, ask them to take yours first. Soon, they will allow you to take theirs AND pretty much they will want to take measurements for every person they see!
  2. PREPARATION: Even the tiny ones will need to understand what they are going to be doing. There are many cute books out there to read or a scene from a movie to help them understand what they will be doing. On our Pegeen website, we have plenty of photos of children walking down the aisle. I point out one particular wedding from our Featured Weddings of the Month for February 2008 when you see the little girls coming down the aisle, with a “line leader” (the oldest, the Jr. Bridesmaid’s) holding a flower garland with the little ones trailing behind. A few photos later, out bursts a little one with a pink sash whom we imagined did not feel quite ready to go down that all too intimidating aisle. http://www.pegeen.com/Images/GALLERY/pegeen-real-weddings5.php#detail1 Preparation, talking, showing books and photos, and even a movie or two isn’t a bad idea.
  3. THE REHEARSAL: Certainly, the rehearsal is a way for everyone to know their places and responsibilities but for children, the practice doesn’t emphasize how many people the following day (usually the rehearsal is the evening before) will be “staring” at them, and although harmless, it can be very frightening to children, especially small ones. After the rehearsal, it’s not a bad idea to talk to them and let them know (tomorrow) all the people will be there but you know just about every single one! Name many of them and the following day, it can be a game for them to spot their cousins or aunts and uncles, especially if you ask them to sit at the end of the aisle.
  4. THE WEDDING: This is the toughest time. Remember though, anything they do will be accompanied by chuckles of your guests. The older children, those 6 and older, are usually with it and are not quite a shy as a three year old, so they can help the younger ones. If however the child is “solo” know that there may be some hesitation on their part but they will make it through especially if you prepare beforehand.

For the wedding:

Certainly, the rehearsal is a way for everyone to know their places and responsibilities but for children, the practice doesn’t emphasize how many people the following day (usually the rehearsal is the evening

Mustard yellow and cranberry flower girl dress with babies in wagon

We suggest that, when possible, consider the following:

  • Have them walk down the aisle with older children or their parents.
  • Make it a fun place when they get there – books are always good. When mine was little, I kept him busy at the ceremony with cheerios and hid them in my gown.

Here are some fantastic tips for keeping the kids happy at wedding receptions:

  • Hire someone to sit with them at the reception
  • Can’t say enough about that Kids table – they like the independence
  • Many brides are now supplying a “candy” table – okay this is the one time that I can’t say it’s a bad idea – keep it by the deserts but keep tiny fingers off till after their dinner.

Candy Table

Our chat is always open until 11pm, and at certain busy times, till midnight and we are happy to share ideas from other brides. We have a neat page that we put some great ideas on it – one of my favorites is the wagon! http://www.pegeen.com/great-ideas.php

Just a reminder – although we sell exclusively online,  if you are visiting Orlando, we are located just 1.25 miles from Disney World.  Call to visit our factory or design studio. 407-928-2377

 

 

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