Sue C.: Wine in the Park

Sue C.: Wine in the Park

Mother of: Max
Venue: Whistle Stop Park in Niwot, Colorado
Vibe: Outdoor upscale
Dress: Eliza J 

groom hugging mom and dad on wedding aisle

The third dress Sue tried on was the charm. For her son Max’s Colorado wedding, this mother of the groom wore an Eliza J ruffle front gown in wine—one of her favorite colors, which fit perfectly within the wedding palette of pinks and reds. The mother of the bride happened to choose a dress in the exact same color. “We had a fun matching vibe,” Sue says.

It felt like kismet: “As a 5’2’’ lady in her 60s, I generally find clothes shopping to be challenging. I felt like I got lucky when I only had to order three dresses before landing on The One.”

mother of the groom speaking at wedding

Beyond color, Sue loved the way the front ruffle added a flourish, without overwhelming her petite frame. And thanks to a subtle side slit, “It was easy to move in.” That was especially important, as the DJ had every single wedding guest out on the dance floor. “My 80-something mother dancing to Megan Thee Stallion was perfection,” Sue says.

mother of the groom dancing with groom at wedding

Dancing under an illuminated tent capped a day filled with memorable moments befitting the bride and groom. Max and Adrienne met in a bioethics class at the University of Colorado Boulder and soon discovered they shared a love of science, and the outdoors.

Whistle Stop Park just outside of Boulder—known for its vintage red train car and mountain views—made for a charmed setting for the wedding. One of the warmest personal touches: the family decorated the park and its pavilion themselves, incorporating a huge moon embellished with flowers in colors that pulled from Adrienne’s Indian heritage.

Says Sue, “The whole setting, with the Flatiron mountains as the backdrop, made it memorable for everyone.”

| Photography by Alchemy Creative

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