Carol M.: One-Shoulder Game Changer

Carol M.: One-Shoulder Game Changer

Mother of: Tim
Wedding venue: Anaheim Hills Golf Club, Anaheim, California
Vibe: Country club elegant
Dress: Gia Franco from Brides by Glitz in Nashville

Carol was certain of one thing before she started looking for a mother of the groom dress: “I absolutely did not want a one shoulder dress. In fact, I was insistent that I wanted a sleeve because I don’t like my arms.”

Then she started shopping. “Once I started trying on dresses, I realized I was totally wrong.”

Carol chose a one-shoulder navy gown, punctuated by a shoulder bow (see a similar style). The trumpet style flattered her curves and the luxe Mikado silk gave it structure. “I loved the fit and the color,” Carol says. The dress is by Gia Franco, a brand sold through specialty stores like the one where Carol found it: Brides by Glitz in Nashville.

She accessorized with antique sapphire and diamond jewelry set in white gold.

Carol’s son Tim and bride Queenie got married in April at the Anaheim Hills Golf Club, near their home in Southern California. “It was a beautiful, elegant event,” Carol says, smiling at the memory of the mother-son dance. Tim picked the song, by Phil Collins: “You’ll Be in My Heart.”

| Photography by DonThanh Tu

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