While searching for a wedding dress can be stressful for the bride, searching for a Mother of the Bride (or Mother of the Groom) dress can be equally as stressful for Moms! Finding dresses that are flattering to shape, personal style + the wedding formality is key. Our incredible vendor team put together an incredibly helpful (+ stylish) guide to finding the perfect dress for the MOB/MOG. She is, after all, very important – and will need something to accent her glowing pride come wedding day!
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Here are four, fabulous women of different shapes, sizes and ages, giving their advice + insight on finding the perfect dress:
Tall + Modern for a DTLA Wedding
Monique has played a huge roll in her niece’s life and is representing her family as Aunt of the Bride at their DTLA museum wedding. She required a modern and sculpted look that was both elegant and fit her tall, curvy shape.
Monique’s take on the dress: The yellow color popped off my skin tone and I felt like a star!
Proof that a mother (or in this cause a super cool aunt) can still be on-trend with fashion; as well as stand out in the crowd without taking attention away from the real stars of the day!
Petite + Destination Beach Wedding
A casual destination beach wedding in Mexico requires a mother of the bride dress that is fun, flirty + breathable in the hot, summer sun. Claudia’s off-shoulder, hot pink, lace dress was perfect for a ceremony on the beach. No shoes required!
Claudia’s take on the dress: Color was key for me. The wedding dress code specifically called for bright colors, and this off-the-shoulder number didn’t overwhelm my petite frame.
Elegant + Old Hollywood Glam Wedding
Faith is a professional ballroom dancer and is used to wearing dresses that are long and form-fitting, showing off her dancer’s body. This emerald green, satin dress had both the elegant Old Hollywood vibe and movement she craved.
Faith’s take on the dress: My inner film star personality emerged and I was ready for lights, camera, and action!
Faith also happens to be the mother of Aurelia D’Amore Photography
Mature + Traditional Church Wedding
This was one of my favorite styled shoots to plan and design to date because it featured my very own mother, Trilby!
Trilby’s take on the dress: As a mature woman, I do not like to show my arms at all. I didn’t want to have to find a dress that would require me to wear a sweater or shrug…that would make me feel matronly. So, a dress with long, lace sleeves was a wonderful compromise that made me feel covered and confident!
For Trilby’s son’s church wedding, she required a more traditional and conservative look that was demure and modest, but still easy, light to move in and fashionable!
As you can imagine this Mothers Day styled shoot was a huge team effort. I want to thank all the amazing vendors who worked tirelessly behind the camera to make this all possible.
Photography: Aurelia D’Amore Photography // Venue: The Lodge at Malibou Lake, Los Angeles, California, USA // Event Design: Anything But Gray Events // Planning: Anything But Gray Events // Florals: Smith and Lily Floral Design // Accessories: Julie Harris Designs // Hair: Dominique Hair Design // Beauty: Betsy diFrancesca // Gowns: Lili Bridals
Happy Mother’s Day to all your mothers! Whether they are human children, four-legged children, or your chosen children, we appreciate all the mothers out there on this special day!