Between the gown, the flowers, the guest list, and the cake, weddings are pretty magical. And when they include children, they’re even more memorable.
Certain celebrities would agree — their children not only had starring roles in their weddings or vow renewal ceremonies, they held V.I.P. responsibilities such as being a flower girl, a ring bearer, or even officiant. Why? Sometimes couples want to make their children feel included (which in blended families is an especially smart move); other times it’s because they can’t imagine the most important day of their life, without the most important people in their life front and center.
Take Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, who during their eight-year marriage included their twins Monroe and Moroccan in their annual vow renewal ceremonies, staring within minutes of their births (yes, the former couple held one in the maternity ward of the hospital) or Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma who cemented their blended family on their wedding day, with the help of their daughter Banks, along with Luca, Duff’s son from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie.
No matter the circumstances, watching little ones help honor their parents’ love is such a sweet event for both adults and kids.
Getting ideas for your own wedding or vow renewal? Whether you envision a quick courthouse ceremony or a lavish affair, take notes from these celebrity parents who made their special days that much brighter by adding their kids to the event. The most important takeaway? Be flexible, cherish the moment, and have fun — and hey, if anything goes wrong, your kids will provide an adorable distraction!