After I ordered about 12 Mother-of-the-Bride dresses for my mom and was tearing my hair out because nothing was quite right, my dad called me one Saturday while we were at the hardware store.
"Mom is trying on a dress that might do for the wedding." My dad said. You have to understand, the last time I got this call, the dress that was being tried on in no circumstances was fit for the wedding.
"Describe it please." I said.
"I would describe it as a light burgundy with ruffles and beading on the top."
Light burgundy!?! They were instructed to find a cranberry color, a red, not a pink! What did light burgundy even mean? I thought immediately of mauve, a color I don't care for. I thought my parents had completely misunderstood what I was looking for for my mom.
Well folks, I was wrong, and it is time to give credit where credit is due. Check out my mom's totally awesome dress, in just right red with shutter pleats (aka ruffles) and elegant beading:
I'm going to get her some kind of wrap to go with it, once we have the extra bits from the hem so I can match them. I think it will also look good with her burgundy flower corsage.
What do you think? Did my parents do well or what?