So, we have had a bit of drama finding my Mama Teaspoon a dress. She started the search about a week after I had bought my dress, as apparently my dress really sets the mood of the whole occassion in conjunction with the venue and the church! That really makes sense to me actually, as originally I was thinking of an apple green for the bridesmaids dresses, however after I chose my dress I knew that navy was a much more suitable colour. So, what did Mum go with? Also navy.... strike one.
With the first "bridezilla" comment floating around I was keen to help Mum to find a suitable dress, however off she went shopping on her own again, I received a few picture text messages of black or grandma dresses, or my personal favourite - "too Julia Gillard" (for those outside Australia - info here):
Crappy iPhone picture courtesy of Mama Teaspoon
Then she found what she thought was perfect, I received no pictures - nothing. Until I got this, which clearly is not in the department store:
Picture courtesy of Mama Teaspoon/Outfit by Bianca Spender
A fitted dress, a nice jacket for our early spring wedding and all looks nice on Mama Teaspoon. One small problem - this is the same colour as the mother of the groom and also the groomsmen. All a bit matchy matchy.
So, back to the drawing board for lucky number 3! We awoke early last Saturday morning, pumped it up with our personal trainer in the garage while looking out at the pouring rain then headed over to Chatswood Chase and wouldnt you know it, everything was either Navy or Silver? Apparently winter fashion is blue and grey? So, the only dress that Mama tried on happened to be in a very warm colour, tangerine! Just to be clear, its not orange (apparently) - It is tangerine! It is a lovely Carla Zampatti number which will be wonderful!
I think I actually prefer it without the jacket but it could just be the way she is standing? The good thing is, even though everyone says this, she could actually wear this again, not as a complete ensemble necessarily, but definitely the dress on its own and the jacket with jeans and a nice cami!
Did I ever think my Mum would be wearing
orange TANGERINE to my wedding - I am going to go with no, but goodness it looks lovely!