A 4-year-old girl who dreamed of becoming a flower girl was granted her wish last week when she showed up at the City Clerk's office in Manhattan with a sign that read: "Can I be your flower girl?"
Annabelle Earl had heard of being a flower girl, but knew that none of her parents' friends were getting married anytime soon. So, to make Annabelle's dream come true, her mother, Kim, developed a plan.
Wearing a rose-print dress and lace gloves, Annabelle stood quietly in the City Clerk's office and held a sign asking to be a couple's flower girl.
"We stood there and she held up her sign and people walked past and would smile but no one came up to her," Mrs. Earl said. "I said I think we're going to have to ask people."
The first couple Annabelle asked politely declined, but the second couple found her irresistible.
"She was too adorable to say no to, and we thought it would be fun to make her day as well as ours," the bride, who asked not to be identified, said.
When the couple's number was called, Annabelle followed them into another room. She stood quietly next to the bride as the ceremony went on, handing the woman a bouquet of pink and purple roses.
Annabelle reported that she loved the experience and wants to go back to City Hall to be a flower girl again, noting that the gig made her happy.