By Kristin Limoges

Published on May 12, 2017

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked our moms to share pics and dish dirt about the day they said “I do”.

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Molly Guy, Executive Weddings Editor

“My parents got married in 1971 in my grandparent’s apartment on the North Side of Chicago. My mom wore a Mexican-inspired wedding dress she bought from Saks a few days before. On the way to the ceremony, they picked up a tie for my dad at a local store and got stoned.”

 
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Alyssa Clough, Social Editor

“I love this photo because my parents seriously look like Hollywood movie stars. They were 25 when they got married, which is how old I am now. My mom also just looks so beautiful (And still is!!). The lace and ruffled details on the neck and sleeves of her dress are incredible.”

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Anna Kocharian, Digital Editor 

“These two! My mom did the flower crown and long-stemmed bouquet thing before it was even a trend. She designed her dress  and managed to make a City Hall wedding look all kinds of chic. She’s the most special.”

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Tracy Cho, Director of Growth and Analytics

“My mom is a classic tomboy. She’s always in jeans and a t-shirt, even at 70. Seeing her in this feminine look is a treat and a shock.”

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Elaina Sullivan, Style Editor

“My mom and I both share an intense love for the color red, and I love that she chose something so bold (with a matching hat no less) to wear as her send-off. What a stunner.”

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Kristin Limoges

“My mom was ahead of her time with a millennial pink satin ribbon as a belt—and check out her hat! She got them both at a local shop in Omaha. She said that style of hat was all the rage back in the ‘80s. But most importantly, she said ‘I remember feeling beautiful that day!’ My dad’s cousin photographed the wedding because they didn’t want to splurge on a photographer.”

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Meghan McNeer, Photo Editor

“This photo makes me so happy for several reasons. One, the sweet look on her face as she tosses the bouquet. Two, it’s fun to think of what my mom was like at 22 and how excited she must have been on this day. And three, the dresses are so epic! Please note they all have pockets because you just never know what you might need to carry down the aisle.”

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Kate Berry, Style Director

 

“I couldn’t find a photo from my mom’s wedding, so I’ll use this one instead—from my Buddhist wedding ceremony. It’s traditional in my family’s culture for the groom to come with his posse bearing gifts for the bride’s family. My father did this in Vietnam with my mother.”