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NEW YORK - The 4-year-old girl stood in the hallway of the City Clerk's office, holding a lime-green poster with an offer written in marker that was impossible to resist.
"Can I be your flower girl?"
Annabelle Earl, a hopeful romantic from the New York City borough of Brooklyn, had heard about the joys of being in a wedding party from her baby-sitter's daughter.
She, too, wanted to be a pint-size petal pusher and she knew she had what it takes: a long, fancy dress and a bouquet of pretty posies.
What she didn't have was a wedding.
But Annabelle had moxie. And even better than that, she had a mom who was willing to get creative when it came to making a dream come true.
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