“It’s been a little girl’s dream come true.”
Flower Queen Inca Honnor says she will never forget the day she led the 55th and final Spalding Flower Parade.
She said: “It’s been absolutely fabulous. There are no words to describe it – the best day of my life so far.”
The performing arts student looked stunning for the greatest role of her life so far on her “white horse-drawn carriage”, wearing a fairytale peppermint green jewelled gown, with a “big” net skirt.
She was surrounded by her attendants Shelley Wilson (24) of Pinchbeck, Rachel Perkins (17) of Spalding, Florence Butters (19) of Spalding and Heather Turner of Spalding.
Their gowns were provided by Fancy Frox of Spalding and Inca was determined to keep her’s top secret until the big day.
She said: “I didn’t tell anyone what the gown was like – only my sister Talia knew.
“I wanted something really special – but I didn’t want people to imagine what it was like beforehand and be disappointed.”
In the run-up to the parade Inca attended the Lincolnshire Daffodil Society show at Springfields, saw the floats being made at a heading shed in Pinchbeck and judged at the crowning of carnival queens, prince and princesses in Pinchbeck and Moulton.
Her next big event is the Battle of Flowers in Jersey. She said: “I’m really looking forward to that too.”