Weddings: Mom's Dress!

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Brittany and Paul got recently hitched in Newport Beach. The reception was held outdoors as the happy couple wanted to bring a part of Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens into the day (that is where they had their first date). Brittany looked adorable wearing her mom's vintage wedding dress, green braided belt and Matiko heels!
I was wondering, would you wear your mom's wedding dress? I love that! xoxo

Ps: The last photo shows mother and  daughter wearing the same wedding dress!

(thanks Jordan)

48 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I love how she changed the high neck into a lovely v-neck:)

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Jessica said...

While beautiful, my mom's wedding dress isn't my style. I think it'll just have to stay admired in a closet!

Shelley said...

I love this! The dress is just gorgeous on her. I might have thought to wear my mother's dress if I could have made small changes like this. Only problem is it fit me in the 8th grade, and I might have gone into a deep depression knowing how much fabric would have been needed to make it fit :)

Debby said...

I LOVE the dress, a few simple alterations and it's perfect. My Mom didn't save her dress but all of the grandchildren wore the same christening gown! xo

FourJedis said...

Love the dress, their wedding, and their style. So cute. I would have loved to have worn my mother's dress, but I'm much taller than she is, and she was in the process of leaving my dad for some creep after 30 years of marriage, so thought that would be bad karma. ;-) I had thought about it years prior though.

Gina said...

i think the dress and the changes she made to it are beautiful.

those shoes!!!! LOVE

i don't know if i'd wear my mothers dress, i'm going to think about it.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

How I wish my mother would have saved her dress and yes I would have worn it. Love vintage things. Also, it could be your something borrowed AND something old. I have saved mine but I don't know if my daughter will want to wear it when the time comes.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I adore how she altered the dress a little to make it a little more "hers" but still keeping the spirit of the original. I would have loved to wear my mother's dress, but alas, she borrowed it from her sister-in-law for the wedding so it was returned and only loved from us through pictures.
These are gorgeous pictures. Oh how I've missed reading your blog! I am slowing getting back to all my blogging and blog-reading ways. I needed an Express-o fix this morning. :)

xo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

actually my Mom's dress is AMAZIZNG - and that's incredible for me to say - it was pretty high fashion when she wore it - i dunno tho - i think i'd be more bohemien as a bride instead of 'pretty' (her's was lace) ..

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Tanvi said...

Lovely images and she gave that dress a new life and made it work for her own body and today's trend! Like it... it's so sweet!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love how she updated the dress!

Krystal said...

that is so adorable!

photohogger said...

MATIKO HEELS!!! Love them!! Gorgeous vintage dress, love it..I agree, the neckline looks wonderful.

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh my! i LOVE how they wore the same dress and it never went out of style!

Melanie's Randomness said...

If my mom still had hers I would try! They once put me in my grandmother's dress but alas it was just too small! I love that this lil lady wore her mom's! DEfinitely the something borrowed!! =)

Café Bellini said...

I was about to say... that the dress looks slightly different and I like it better as a v-neck but that's just the modern fashion that we're more used to. It's a lovely idea. But hm what am I going to do with my Vera Wang gown? I don't have a daughter!!!

Samantha said...

What lovely photos! Just a few changes totally updated that dress but still kept the original feel..love it! The green belt adds just the right touch!

-Samantha
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ceo said...

Lovely photos... I love that she wore her mom's dress adorable......


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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How beautiful! That first photo is darling and I just love seeing the mother and daughter in the same dress. It's lovely!

Happy Thursday, sweetie! xoxo

Susan Erickson said...

vintage Mom? no way ...I have spent a lot of my life trying to be different from my Mom...love her but don't want to be her.....

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

My parents eloped so I never had that option!

Nicole said...

Aww, this is so precious! Unfortunately, my mom never had a wedding dress, so I don't even have the option of wearing/altering hers. I especially love the comparison picture of the newlywed and her parents. How precious!!!!

BTW, it must've been a beautiful wedding in Newport Beach. I used to live in the neighboring city and could always count on beautiful, sunshiney weather! :D

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

That is so adorable. My mom's wedding dress looks so vintage and girly. Her wedding dress was made of lace, it was so soft and flowy. I doubt I'll ever be able to wear it, she was just so skinny. I'm still trying to work on my diet but I don't think I'd ever be able to fit in her dress

Jude said...

Aw, so sweet! I love what she did with her V-neck too - so special that they incorporated touches like wearing mom's wedding dress and the Tivoli Garden reminders :)

Ashleigh said...

Too adorable!! I love seeing things like this :)

Kayla said...

If my parents had stayed together or were divorced with a tad more civility I definitely would have. Now I hope to get a dress my daughter can wear!

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Stacey said...

Talk about repurposing/recycling! This is so sweet. XX

coolkids said...

I love these photos. I didn't wear my mom's dress. She is too short! But love love the idea. I defintely am keeping mine and who knows maybe my daughter will wear it!;)

Chiara said...

Great post, I love the way she altered the dress!!
I absolutely would NOT wear my moms dress, she was very free spirited and work a black dress with flowers. I am more traditional I guess...
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Annie said...

She looks sooooooo beautiful in her mom's dress! love it!
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Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

That is too cute! :)

My marvelous mother had her dress sealed in a box, but it was many years ago before they knew what the paper would do over time, which is turn things colors...so it is now an odd peachy color and not very wearable.

However, my younger sister who got married last year, recreated my mothers long veil for her wedding and it was beautiful!

Liesl :)

Marie said...

I love this ! The dress is gorgeous (especially the sleeves) and I like the V neckline for a more modern twist... I didn't wear my mom's wedding dress for my wedding (I couldn't have fit in it, she was so tiny) but I would love to see my daughter (if I ever have a girl) wear mine one day.
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Amber Blue Bird said...

Oh that is so sweet, I hope my future daughter wears my wedding dress

Amber Blue Bird said...

How sweet! I hope my future daughter wears my wedding dress

heather yalin said...

I have the dress my mom and grandma wore, and plan to wear it at the ceremony hubby + i are able to head when we are in the States together!

kalie brynn. said...

That dress is BEAUTIFUL! Oh my gosh, what a lovely bride, what sweet pictures! My moms dress was super eighties, in the fullest capacity. So probably no...but I do love the idea of wearing your moms dress. :]

Diana Mieczan said...

FourJedis ...Ohhh I am so sorry...

Diana Mieczan said...

Annie...It worked!!! Thanks,sweetie

Diana Mieczan said...

Caroline...aww..thanks so much

DB said...

Depends on which wedding. Haha. :) She was married three times. The first one was in the late 60s, so it is a long sleeve, lace shift mini dress, and that one would be a possibility if she weren't 10 lbs lighter than me.

I've never seen the second one, but it was in the mid 70s, so who knows.

The last one was a dark green velvet, turtle neck that's floor length. So that's a big no.

JBeaudetStudios said...

I loved playing dress up in my mom's wedding dress but I wanted to get my own when it was my turn (not to mention it was a little stained) Her dress was beautiful though; it was in the sixties. She was so tiny though, I don't think I would have ever fit into as a grown up! Jennifer:)

Jess said...

I wanted to wear my mom's veil - but it was white and my dress was ivory. It just didn't look right with it. I did wear my mom's garter though ;)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

How wonderful that she could do that! I don't think I would have because it is not my style. It would be a great idea to alter a dress though if the mother was okay with it. It is a very special thing I think!

A Flourishing Perspective said...

What beautiful pictures! The bride is lovely and glowing. :) I loooove the fact that she wore her mom's dress and added the green belt to moderinize it a bit...it looks amazing on her and her hair is fantastic!

I love, love, love it...and saved all of these photos. :)

XOXO-
Rachel

KristiMcMurry said...

I asked my mom about her wedding dress not long ago...she got married at the courthouse though, so she doesn't have one! I always wondered why I had never seen wedding pictures.

This is a gorgeous set of photos!

Bionica said...

I luv the first picture with the flower
so original <3
and the dress is just timelessly beautiful

-Bionica

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