Whoa, Nelly, what happened? Did I faint or something? Where was I?
Oh, yes: one of the really fun things about having three sons get married within the space of a mere eleven months is that you have to get three new "mother of the groom" dresses, all in the same year. And what woman doesn't love a good excuse (or three) to get herself a fancy new dress? Am I right?
I mean, for this upcoming wedding of son #2 in November, I could recycle one of the dresses I've bought and worn recently. Such as this one, an ankle-length teal beauty that I wore for son #3's December 2013 wedding.
This time, the bride's mother will be wearing a beautiful knee-length dress and jacket, and originally, I was going to wear a pale green embroidered jacquard suit (comprised of a fitted 3/4-sleeve jacket and matching tea-length slim pencil skirt).
Here's the new dress my husband helped me to choose.
I had a special pearl and Miraculous Medal necklace made (by an Etsy artisan) to match that green suit, but it doesn't look right with my new get-up. Which is a bummer, because for me, it's important to wear my favorite Catholic devotional at all times. But as luck would have it, my oldest son and his wife gave me some gorgeous dangly earrings this past Mother's Day.
So, have you had enough of mother of the groom fashions yet? Not to worry. We'll only have one single son left after this next wedding, and he's not even finished with college yet--so I don't believe there will be another wedding in the Pearl house any time soon...Although just a couple of years ago, if you had told me how quickly our lives would change, I never would have believed you! So stay tuned...