Mother-of-the-Groom Journey: Bridal Gown Fitting
Happy Monday, friends! Time to return to my Mother-of-the-Groom Journey with the bridal gown fitting.
I have been sharing with you my shopping journey for the Mother-of-the-Groom wardrobe.
My desire is for a vibrant mother-of-the-groom wardrobe that leads to a big smile of confidence with each event I attend.
This past weekend, my future daughter-in-law invited me to join her and her mother for the bridal gown fitting.
We had a great time at the fitting and then lunch in the beautiful spring weather afterwards.
So, here are the details, plus I need your thoughts on one more decision.
MOTHER-OF-THE-GROOM JOURNEY: WHAT I WORE
Recently I shared with you a local boutique, Elizabeth’s Boutique.
She has her own collection developed with a designer who utilizes Italian influences.
This collection is perfect for my Mother-of-the-Groom wardrobe…it is flattering, cool, modern, many colors, and can go elegant or casual.
The dress fitting was really more of a casual event and on a day that began a little colder than normal.
That’s why I tossed on a denim jacket and flats.
The necklace features a Mexican medallion that the bride and my son brought to me when they went to Mexico City.
As I said, I love the collection, so I actually brought home one of the dresses in a deep forest green; and some palazzo pants with a top by the same designer in a lovely wine color.
I am thrilled to have these pieces featured in my Mother-of-the-Groom wardrobe.
My apologies that I cannot link to these clothes, but anyone near or coming to San Antonio should visit Elizabeth’s Boutique.
This same design is in skirts and tops…I call them magic…so light and flattering.
This was an extra outfit for this mother-of-the-groom. But, I feel like right now I am almost ready for all events.
I felt great in this today and though others in the bridal area where dressed very casual, I believe I made the right decision.
MOTHER-OF-THE-GROOM JOURNEY: MY HAIR
Of course, as I finalize the outfits in the mother-of-the-groom wardrobe, I must make decisions about my hair.
Let me get this out of the way first….where my hair up is just not an option.
My neck is covered in sightly age spots and has areas of sagging…I do not feel confident with my hair up at all.
Now, let’s move on.
Mr. B last week that he prefers my hair straight and misses me wearing it straight.
I like it curly, but I decided to go on a little quick field trip to one of the locations of the blow dry bar.
All they do there is wash and blow dry and fix. It really is a brilliant concept for so many different types of needs and is a national chain.
The stylist has professional women who come every Monday to get their hair done for the week, and many who come on Fridays for the weekend events.
I just wanted to see what she would do with me…and this was the result.
Mr. B loved it and wants me to wear it like this most of the time.
That means more work for me…especially during high humidity time.
The curly hair…I wash, put in some product and go on my merry way. Very easy.
But, I am the one who always writes that looking our best is worth the effort…busted!
So, ladies…what say you for wedding events and the big event…curly or straight?
Just don’t tell me to wear it up…you will waste your vote.
MOTHER-OF-THE-GROOM JOURNEY: THE BRIDAL GOWN FITTING
In Texas, we have a small chain of five designer boutiques throughout the state called Julian Gold.
This is one of the go-to retailers for luxury, high end fashion.
San Antonio’s store is lovely with a large bridal area featuring some designer gowns for as much as $10,000.
But, rest assured, the bridal has been much more frugal than that and selected a lovely gown for reasonable costs.
Of course, I am not going to show you the dress, but these shoes are part of her bridal wardrobe.
She is petite, so selected very high heels…my son is tall…to wear with her bridal gown. These are the Badgley Mischika Tess Block Heel with Poof.
The skilled seamstress worked diligently. Our bride has lost some weight and needed the bodice to be fitted properly.
Of course, after some careful studying…it was done.
It was an honor for me to be included…to see her bridal gown (not this one) …and to look at a plethora of beautiful gowns.
There is just something about the beauty of bridal gowns that brings such joy and anticipation for the big event.
This day was a fabulous day with near perfect weather, so we sat on the patio of a favorite restaurant, La Fonda on Main.
A few of you have been so fascinated with my life in Texas, so I thought you might like to see that we really do eat cactus.
This is the Nopalito Salad.
Nopal is a prickly pear cactus used for treating diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and hangovers.
We did not order it for any of those reasons, but because this salad is fresh and delicious. Very simple nopal, tomatoes, feta, and a vinaigrette.
There you have it for another entry into my Mother-of-the-Groom Journey.
I will have more discussion tomorrow about the mother-of-the-groom wardrobe.
But, now…put in your vote on my hair!
I appreciate everyone who has helped me through this journey….have a wonderful day…and by all means….
By Pamela Lutrell
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