I spent almost two years seriously looking for stylish wedding clothes as both a bride and as the mother-of-the bride. My wedding was informal; Lia’s was more formal and was held at a gorgeous vineyard, Trentadue, in Sonoma County, California. Isn’t it breathtaking? The scenery and the couple?
|My daughter Lia and her new husband, Mike. Look at that background. And its real.|
|The event room at night|
Let me tell you, there is nothing like looking at a $5,000 silk wedding dress with alligator clips down the back!
Talk about skewered body image. It truly brought home to me how challenged we women are when it comes to how we see ourselves. I looked at my daughter, thought about myself at about the same age, and it was impossible to ignore: I had been as thin as she, no matter what my internal image of myself might have been.
I try to remember this as I work to loose these last few pounds to get to a weight that is still 15 pounds over where I was when I was “thin”.