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'Can I be your flower girl?': 4-year-old charms couple for wedding role

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Annabelle Earl waits at the New York City clerk's office hoping to be a flower girl for a couple. (Kim Earl via NBC News)

Toting a neon-green sign and dressed to impress, a four-year-old eager to be a flower girl charmed her way into the spot for a couple tying the knot.

Longing to be a flower girl after learning of the gig from her babysitter's daughter, Annabelle Earl went to the New York City clerk's office with her mother Friday, according to NBC News. With no upcoming weddings in the family, the Brooklyn girl was hoping to do the honour for a couple at the city clerk's office, the network reported.

Annabelle arrived in a floral-print dress with a bouquet of roses and a sign that read: "Can I be your 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," her mother, Kim, told NBC News. "I said, 'I think we're going to have to ask people.'"

Her first prospective couple politely declined, the network reported, but a second couple could not resist.

"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 declined to be identified, told NBC News.

Annabelle did her duty, save for a little nervousness that her mother comforted her through.

"It was just like a real wedding," her mom said.

The little girl told NBC News that she would do it again.

"I want to go back to city hall," she said. "It made me happy."

Following the ceremony, the mother-daughter duo went out for dessert, texting the newlyweds a photo of a grinning Annabelle and the caption: "Here's to a sweet future."

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