Thursday, November 12, 2009

guest post: Chelsea on flower girls

I am so happy to be on East Side Bride today sharing my favorite picks for flower girl dresses! I adore flower girls and prefer dozens of them at a wedding any day over too many bridesmaids. I think the prettiest flower girl dresses are not from a bridesmaid or wedding dress company but from children's designers, vintage shops or made by hand.

Ses petites mains

These effortless silk dresses from Ses Petites Mains are simple, lovely and can be worn over and over again.

Eliza gran

Eliza Gran is one of my favorite clothing designers so I am thrilled that she’s begun to design dresses for flower girls. Above are a few dresses from seasons past but you can email her to get more info.

Flora and henri

Flora & Henri is a gorgeous children's clothing company out of Seattle and these two beautiful dresses happen to be on sale right now.


I spotted this vintage dress on Etsy and I think it would be super sweet for a flower girl!

Vintage patterns

I love these vintage patterns (also found on Etsy) and think they'd be adorable sewn up on a Liberty cotton, or a linen, or silk.

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I hope this is helpful to some brides out there. Enjoy the process!!
Here are a few more shops to check out:
Misha Lulu
Peek Aren’t You Curious
Neige Clothing
Emma & Avery

If you'd like to see more of my favorite weddings + kids style, please visit Frolic! Thanks for letting me visit today!


  1. these are so adorable. the first couple are my favorites. i have jr. bridesmaids. 4 sisters 9-14! so hard trying to find pre-teen dresses.

  2. Thank you times a million. Ive been having the hardest time finding a flower girl that doesn't look like a princess gown or cost more than $100. Seriously, this has been more stressful than finding my dress.

  3. My favorite flower girl dress was worn at my best friend's wedding by her niece:

    polka dots!

  4. What a darling post! I never tire of pretty little flower girls in the sweetest of ensembles.


  5. Thank you, these are perfect. Like cupcake wedding said, finding a flower girl dress has proven to be harder than the wedding dress so I will take all the help I can get.

  6. Chelsea- What a great bunch of resources for flower girls. Another one might be 'Mini Boden'...they have a few simple party dresses too. Just a thought. :)

    Martha B.

  7. Great post. I agree that flower girl dresses look to princess like and some are even too revealing like they are mini-brides. The flower girls at our wedding wore bright, bold aprons over ivory dresses.

    My Mom made them and I was so happy that she did.

  8. That little girl in the Flora and Henri is rocking the model pose. That is all.

  9. good picks, hate traditional flower girl dresses.

  10. Lovely selections! My daughter recently wore this dress as a flower girl, so sweet!

  11. Would it be so bad to dress up my eldest nephew (aged 2) in the first pewter dress and call him alberta?