Mother of: Madeleine
Venue: Family cabin on Mount Desert Island, Maine
Vibe: Upscale outdoors
Dress: David’s Bridal
Madeleine and Tyler found each other in Minnesota through a dating app. Sharing a love of the outdoors, they got engaged in Montana, at Glacier National Park on the shores of beautiful Lake McDonald. And continuing the theme of “M,” they were married in Maine, at the summer cabin of Madeleine’s grandparents in the small village of Somesville on Mount Desert Island.
Madeleine suggested that her mom, Diane, wear a color that would fit the woodsy setting. She started by looking at green tones, but gravitated to a soft lilac. “I loved the color, even though it was not what I’d been thinking of when I started shopping.” Turned out, she was in sync with the mother of the groom, who chose a deeper purple for her dress. “We didn’t know until we saw each other for pictures!”
Beyond color, Diane wanted a dress that would be comfortable and supportive. She didn’t want to stand outside on an August day in a dress that felt heavy and restrictive. “I get warm just thinking about it,” she jokes.
She struck out at a number of better department stores before deciding on a whim to try David’s Bridal.”I knew I’d found it when I spied it on the rack—the color, the off the shoulder style. I’m fairly certain the dress is usually considered a bridesmaid’s dress, but that didn’t matter to me. I loved everything about it.”
Around 40 friends and family members traveled to Maine for the wedding. They ate lobster rolls in a tent illuminated by twinkly lights. They danced under pine trees and capped the picture-perfect day with a fire pit gathering under the stars. And never once did Diane worry about needing to adjust her dress. “It had great support and flow where I needed it.”
| Photography by by Liz Banfield; mother and bride photo by Natalia Provencher