Sunday, February 23, 2014

Story of My Mother of the Groom Dress

So my son's wedding snuck in between 2 snowstorms
yet everything turned out wonderfully.
But of course, its' all about the dress..
(hear my story via video)



dress from Aliexpress
(this is NOT an advertisement)

You knew I would be a different mother of the groom, and with my pillbox hat and fake fur for outside, I think I was just that.  (more pictures later)

There are so many traditions surrounding weddings that it's tricky going outside the accepted.  I did check with the bride beforehand on my choice of dress, by the way, as it was a bit unusual.  I do hear of a lot of opinions on how a MOB/MOG should look and many brides, for example, still like their mom to wear a long dress.

My dress for the rehearsal dinner was a bit more expected; it was Valentine's Day after-all.  Here it is 2 days later for work.


dress; mizrahi
Looking a bit tired, but it was all worth it!   

The DRESS  and my son's friends, Zach.
 Details:  The dress had 3 tiers of netting; one black and 2 cream.  The lacy details were more like crewel work than actual lace.  The back was closed by lacing, and I had to find someone to strap me in. The bodice was all boned but I still wore a full length bra underneath. All for $48!


Valentine's Day, Gibbit Hill, Groton

How about you?  (in particular, all my friends over at Patti's Visible Monday)  Would you prefer to stick with the traditional MOB/MOG or 
would you dare go outside the box?


26 comments:

  1. Oh Paula, that dress is GORGEOUS, and so are you!! Congratulations to the happy couple, and so glad the weather took a break for you.

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  2. Wow! That dress is FANTASTIC! You looked gorgeous in it. Really stunning.

    I'm so happy it all turned out so well.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. It is gorgeous and you look amazing in it...wow for $47!! Whenever my last child gets married...I am going to remember this. I spend too much on the other two weddings! Thanks for sharing so we all can have hope when these times come around..you look stunning Paula...I am certain your son was very proud.

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    1. Pam, I shared my story with many at the wedding, and have sent many links to the website so others may not have to OVERSPEND! Hope I can help a few....

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  4. I love the story and I adore the dress! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That is an amazing dress!!! You look beautiful (but where is the hat/!?!?!?!?! I want to see it!!!) .Wow, I clicked across from Patty's as you really caught my eye!
    I think it is really nice that you wore something different to be a MOG! I really don't like a lot of the long jackets and dresses that they aim at the MoG or MoB! My mum went unconvential for my wedding last summer and wore a long silk dress (that was her wedding dress 5 years prior) with a straw hat she had decorated herself! It was totally hippy and I loved her for it!!x

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    1. lOVE to hear of the unconventional--so glad you appreciated her for it too!
      Hopefully, the hat will come in a later post once we get the pictures from the photographer...I found I didnt take pictures that day!

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  6. My goodness you look stunning in both those dresses. Personally I think it's important to maintain our style integrity. I recognise that there are times where it may be polite and appropriate to conform a little to our environmental norm, but generally I love it when someone defies convention and is just themselves.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. (not about me looking stunning--thank-you, but about conformity! LOL)

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  8. Paula, you look like a fabulous movie star in that dress! I am so glad to hear you've had good success with AliExpress; I am thinking about buying some hair from them. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xoxo.

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  9. That dress is stunning! It looks amazing on you. I

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  10. You look stunning dear Paula!! This dress looks amazing on you, I love the details! Looking forward to seeing more pictures :) hope you had a wonderful party and all the very best to the newlyweds!! Hugs, Beata xxx

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  11. You look stunning Paula. Congratulations on this special event. You have a very handsome son too!

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  12. Paula, you look so gorgeous in that amazing dress. Your son is incredibly handsome as well. And thank you so much for the video dress story. Everything comes alive. It's always such a relief to take a gamble buying something and there's a happy ending.

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  13. ok everyone--that is NOT MY SON! iTS my sons friend whose mom is in my book club, and was told by his mom to get pics. And he is handsome. and I am not a cougar.

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  14. Yes, Zach is gorgeous! But this isn't about him, it's about you. And that is one of the most beautiful dresses I've seen! It look fabulous on you, and I bet the bride may have been a little jealous at how stunning you looked. ;-)

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  15. Paula, such a beautiful dress, perfect for the mother of the groom, you look wonderful.

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  16. Hi Paula!
    Looking wonderful, real wonderful, good choice -Your son is very handsome
    I'm of course would go a bit out ot fhe box and i did at my daughter,s wedding - I wore a vintage dress with a cute headband -
    I'm not a at Visible Monday this week, did not have the time this week

    Take care

    Arianexo

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  17. Loved hearing your voice and the story of the gorgeous dress that you wore to your son's wedding. You and your son are stunning together. Congratulations to all.

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  18. You just have the loveliest taste. What a cool dress for a MOG ... the "rules" for these things usually are dreadful. Just so long your dress suits the theme of the wedding (you are, after all, part of the wedding party as a Mom) and that you don't outshine the bride (which you might do as you are such a beauty) you won't go far wrong. You're just right. Beautiful.

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