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.”
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.
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