Mothers’ Dresses

One more thing is checked off the wedding to-do list….both my mom and Scott’s mom got their dresses!

First to shop was my mom.

We started at the mall and found a few nice dresses.  I didn’t take photos of the first few.  Then we found this one.

Option 1 Front

Option 1 Front

Option 1 Back

Option 1 Back

We all liked it but Mom wasn’t convinced it was the one so we went to Alfred Angelo, where I got my dress.  She tried this on.

Option 2 with Long Skirt

Option 2 with Long Skirt

We loved the fabric and the color, but that skirt just wasn’t cutting it.  It was too frumpy!  Then the sales lady found a pencil skirt.

Option 2 with Short Skirt

Option 2 with Short Skirt

Isn’t that pretty?  She decided this was the one, only in a slightly lighter color.  It’s called Wild Orchid and is just a tad more lavender than burgundy.  It’s more of a spring color than this darker purple.  (I think the collar part of the jacket needs to be folded out a bit more than in this pic.)  She placed the order and now we wait for it to come in!  Luckily it doesn’t need much in the way of alterations because it’s going to get here with not much time to spare!

Next was a shopping trip with my future mother-in-law, Scott’s mom.  A posse including me, Scott, his mom, Scott’s sister Karla and her partner Kira started at David’s Bridal.  After a few nos, she tried this one on.

Dotte's Dress

Dottie's Dress

We all just loved it and knew it was the one!  Dottie needed some convincing but eventually realized it was perfect.  Look at that smile!

So the two moms will be in complementary colors and both are in flattering styles for each of them.  Success!  I’m so thrilled that this was pretty painless for all parties and that both moms will be comfortable and beautiful at the wedding.

Matron of Honor Dress Has Been Ordered

My sister, my mom and I went to Alfred Angelo this evening to pick up my dress and to shop for my sister’s.  We pulled about 8 dresses and off she went to the dressing room.  A few were definite no’s – the ones with the high/low hems, the ones that were very tailored.  Some made the first cut.  After looking at each of the finalists next to me in my dress, we decided on this one:

This looks funny because I cropped myself out of it. I'm not quite ready to show you my dress!

The color is off in the photo.  It’s actually more of a jade green.  But we loved the way both dresses were flowy and how the ruffle on Heather’s dress echoed the ruffles on mine.  (hint hint)   Hers will fit better on the top and cups will be sewn in for convenience.  We ordered it in her size, bagged up my dress and we were done!  One more task checked off the list!  I love getting each new thing done as the weeks go by.