weekend recap

Weekend Recap: Here comes the bride….

  1. megan says:

    That is so sweet & fun to help your mom plan her renewal party! My parents actually celebrated their 30th anniversary a little over a year ago and I threw them a surprise party! They had no idea!

  2. Maria says:

    Oh my gosh, I love everything about this!!! Its so incredibly sweet to renew and do it they way she's dreamed. I love picks #3 and #5, can't wait to see the big day!!

  3. Michelle says:

    I hope she picked #3, the ruffle is AMAZING and looks unbelievable on her. Classic.

  4. Scientific Housewife says:

    I love #1, it's so elegant!

    I had no problem using David's Bridal for my wedding because it was all I could afford. I was so happy that I got a dress for $450 that looked like it was $1000.

  5. sherry says:

    I like #3….It was definitely the most flattering…looked like a Nicole Miller….. How fun!!!

  6. the cape on the corner says:

    oh, how fun! love 3 and 5, bet you went with 5. it has the a line she liked, but was a more age appropriate option. so cute, love that they were all short, too.

  7. Daniela says:

    No Fanta bridesmaid pics? haha

  8. Jonesie says:

    I loved dress #3 (#1 was nice too). Awww how sweet of you to do this for/with your mom. Have fun!

  9. bluehydrangea says:

    So exciting!! Love dresses 3 and 5! Your mom is adorable!!

  10. Jeannine @ Small and Chic says:

    You touched on something…

    I'm in love with a few wedding gowns that are in the $3000-$5000 range. I have caught myself rationalizing the ones that are closer to $3000, especially an amazing Priscilla of Boston gown that I know I'll try on when I'm officially engaged (it's coming!).

    But then I think about opportunity cost. How much could be done with that money if I found a dress for $1000 or even less? I mean, I could realistically spend more, but I could also have a few more people at the wedding if I spent less or I could stash money away for a new home.

    Just because you can afford to spend thousands, should you? I'm still trying to figure it out.

    By the way, the last three dresses are stunningly beautiful. She's going to look gorgeous!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Go back and get #3!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

  12. pve design says:

    1,3,5 would be my pick in that order.
    How sweet your Mom is!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Number 3 looked so lovely on your Mum. Classic with a bit of a twist. Congrats to them, & here's to the next 30 years!

  14. Nikki says:

    I love #3 with the ruffle! Your Mom is classy!

    My word verification is "thinest". Your blog is so good to me 😉

  15. Decor I Adore says:

    #3 and #5 are my favorite! Oh I would have such a blast doing something like this for my mom!!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

  16. Nichole@40daysof says:

    Number 3!

  17. Sarah says:

    such fun..what great daughters you are. I pick 1 and 3, can't wait to see the big day being revealed. cheers!

  18. Aja says:

    Love this! I have to go with #3- I love love that ruffle detail and it's so flattering on your adorable mom!

  19. liz @ bon temps beignet says:

    LOVE # 3!!! Your mom is so cute!

    I got my dress from DB, which was not on my top list of dress places BUT I really loved the dress.

    Here are a few pics of it

    And you can't beat DB's prices.

    I can't wait to see pictures from her wedding!

  20. J. Is A Bird says:

    How wonderful and your Mom looks so happy and glowing like a brand new bride.

    This Nov will be 8 years for us and I'm already thinking about a renewal wedding for 10 year anniv. What can I say I love to plan;)


  21. Maggie Rose says:

    Aww your mom looks so pretty! I agree about the too-young one, but she'll look smashing in any of the others. Loved #1 and #3 best!

    I've had a kind of snotty attitude about David's Bridal too, but last time I was in there for a bridesmaid dress fitting they had some really nice gowns. I guess they just have bad marketing campaigns because I wouldn't have guessed!

  22. LindsB says:

    omg your mom is a KNOCKOUT in dress #3- love love love it! I hope thats the one, but to be honest she looks amazing in all of them!

  23. Jill Marie says:

    I love #3 but would probably pick #5 especially since your beautiful mother looks so young and sweet!
    I picture her with some bright yellow flowers…roses maybe.

    Have fun with the plans!!

  24. Hilary Dow-Ward says:

    Dress #3 is for sure my favorite, by far. She looks amazing in that dress, very sophisticated. Three cheers for #3!

  25. cassie @ hi sugarplum! says:

    She looks so happy!!! What beautiful women you are!

    My fave is #3, but I'm a bit of a closet prep and love a 'popped collar'…and if it involves a ruffle *i die*

    She'll be stunning in any of them!

  26. Lovely Little Nest says:

    aww how fun!

    LOVE the table, by the way ~ such a pretty color-combo!

  27. Merissa says:

    Aww, what a nice idea! I love dress #1. Post pictures of the bridesmaid dresses!!

  28. Jennifer says:

    Your mom looks amazing in all of these dresses. I only hope to look that good on my 30th wedding anniversary. Anyways, being a HUGE Audrey Hepburn fan I've got to say you're right about dress #5 having that vibe. It's a close race for me between it and #3.

  29. Mackenzie {Design Darling} says:

    Number three, number three, number three! What a darling idea. You are so sweet for helping your mother plan and pick THE dress!

  30. Michelle says:

    I love it when couples renew their vows…I love #3 and 5…your mom looks stunning btw.

    Have a great time!!


  31. traci zeller designs says:

    I LOVE your mom in #3 — she looks AMAZING!!!

  32. LivingLivelier says:

    #3 and #5 definitely! Either would be bananas. Your mom is a beauty. What fun!

  33. ampersand-design.blogspot.com says:

    What a lovely thing to do for your parents. Your Mum looks radiant in them all but #5 is my pick. Just stunning.

    Sandy K

  34. zbsports says:

    I like the gown…very simple…the design and the entire preparation…love it…

  35. Andreina says:

    I loved #3 and #1… so pretty

  36. Mrs. Chic says:

    How exciting to help your mom plan her big day to your dad!! I adore your mom in dress # 1 it looks cute on her, she has a great figure!

  37. Tonya says:

    1 & 3 both looked lovely on her.

  38. Emily @ Mini House says:

    I am loving this latest "project"! It's so fun to switch gears. Tough call but I think #1 or #3! Can't wait to for your parent's BIG Day!

  39. Katie says:

    #1 and #3! She is precious!

  40. RAENOVATE says:

    1 and 3 are both perfect! so much fun!

  41. Oonafey says:

    #3 is my favorite by far! It's so lovely and classic.

  42. Claire Watkins, ASID allied says:

    Dress 4!! Hands down! So sophisticated and it looks like a dream! Carolina Herrera eat your heart out!

  43. Claire Watkins, ASID allied says:

    Opps I meant 3, just double checked the number LOL

  44. Melissa says:

    sooo sweet. love the last one.

  45. LindsB says:

    hello- are you going to share with us her choice- I'm dying over here!!

  46. Hello Lover... says:

    This is so sweet – and what a sentiment to their relationship to do this after all that time. Happy Anniversary to them and I hope it's an absolutely amazing day!

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