As a mom of 4 sons, sometimes I feel like I missed out on a few parenting pleasures by not having experienced raising a daughter. I'm not talking about the emotional outbreaks, worrying non-stop about boys, or the never ending fights over what they can and cannot wear. I'm talking about shopping for that first bra, or sharing my love of all things handmade, or having a princess themed birthday party. I am so blessed to have 4 sons who have brought me so much joy, 2 amazing daughters-in-law and also 4 granddaughters, so I think I will get my share of little bits of girly stuff as the years go by. I was very blessed to be included in all the wedding planning when our sons were getting married and was also included in the bridal dress shopping expeditions...and they are expeditions.
This week, I was asked by my best friend's daughter to go along on her bridal gown shopping expedition. Wedding gowns have changed in the last decade since my sons were married and so have the prices, but the experience was still priceless. There are grey wedding gowns, green ones and even black ones, but in the end a white, cream or ivory gown is truly the most beautiful.
Here are a few sneaky peaks, with out giving anything away, of shopping in Los Angeles at two bridal boutiques with Jennifer and her three daughters and one sweet granddaughter.
Thanks, Lindsay, for including me in this special experience usually reserved for mom's with daughters!