Every time I talk to mothers of the bride or groom or do a post about what do wear when you are one, I remind women that next to the bride, the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom are two of the most important people at the wedding and deserve to shine. Whether you’re the mother of the bride or the groom, you’ll find inspiration from this week’s readers who sent in these fabulous Wedding Day photos.
Dazzling in Ice Blue
It might have been an Autumn wedding, but you wouldn’t have known it from the Mother of the Bride Dress. For her eldest daughter’s special day, my reader Maryellen decided to forgo the typical orange/brown/burgundy fall palette and wear gorgeous ice blue. Maryellen (who was 53 at the time of the wedding) fell in love with this short, lacy sheath dress that sparkled like a jewel, and so did everyone else!
Maryellen says when her son walked her down the aisle, she heard someone utter, “Stunning”! Maryellen couldn’t have been more thrilled with her Mother of the Bride dress and her hair. Both she and her daughter looked like movie stars, and the pictures turned out great! A touching side note – Maryellen’s daughter wore the same veil Maryellen wore 30 years before! How special!
Here’s a full-length look at Maryellen’s beautiful Mother of the Bride dress as she arrives at the wedding reception with her husband.
A Knockout in Navy
Now, this is an interesting twist on being the Mother of the Bride. Three years ago Susan, the blogger known as The Midlife Fashionista, had the distinct honor of being both the Mother of the Bride and the Matron of Honor at her daughter’s wedding! Talk about playing an important role in the wedding!! For this once in a lifetime event, Susan chose an elegant, navy, cocktail length dress with a sparkly skirt and flattering V-neck top. Pretty navy shoes with satin bows completed the look. Susan says she chose this particular dress so she would match the bridesmaids, but still look age appropriate.
For this once in a lifetime event, Susan chose an elegant, navy, cocktail length dress with a sparkly skirt and flattering V-neck top. Pretty navy shoes with satin bows completed the look. Susan says she chose this particular dress so she would match the bridesmaids, but still look age appropriate.
Both mom and daughter look gorgeous!
Classy and Timeless
So many moms, so many beautiful Mother of the Bride and Groom dresses. Here are a few dresses that were well thought out. They’re all so classy and timeless that these precious photos will never look dated.
Top left: This is my reader Diane Pechacek from Auburn, WI. Doesn’t she look pretty in this pale pink, layered chiffon sheath?
Top Right: Meet Sheri Johnson from Inman, SC, who says she is “rocking the red dress.” This photo was taken on October 26, 2013, when Sheri was 51. Sheri says she read that red is not an appropriate color for the mother of the bride but feels rules are meant to be broken. Sheri loved this dress, and her daughter did too!
Bottom Left: This is Donna Hutchenson from New Jersey, a vision of loveliness in an elegant wine-colored one shoulder dress with ruching.
Bottom Right: Meet Bobbie Rhodes from Godfrey Illinois ( 55 at the time of this photo) who is looking very feminine and beautiful in blue at her son’s outdoor wedding.
Thanks to all the moms who sent in photos. If you want to be a part of our next Mother of the Bride/Groom round-up, please send a high-quality shot that shows off your dress. I’m sorry, but we cannot publish blurry or poorly lit photos. Email me at email@example.com and be our next Mother of the Bride/Groom Style Star!