posted by Lee McKenzie
Everyone who knows me well knows I have a lot of hats, but this summer I needed a new one.
What was the occasion? An afternoon at the Kentucky Derby? High tea with the Queen? No, nothing so mundane as those.
This all started when my son announced that he and his beautiful girlfriend were getting married. This special day would be all about the two of them, of course, but a son’s wedding is a momentous event for the parents, too. Right? When I shared the news with my co-workers and commented that I had no idea what the mother of the groom is supposed to do, one of them said, “She’s supposed to buy a new hat.”
So I treated myself to a shopping trip to Roberta’s Hats, which is one of my favorite stores in the world. To see why, click on the store name and take a tour!
Once I found the perfect hat, the rest of my outfit came together easily...but enough about me.
Weddings are about the newlyweds and the happily ever after. Weddings are especially about the bride, and I love our beautiful daughter-in-law's classic style. I'm also delighted that they chose to have an intimate, informal and untraditional wedding in the backyard of the bride's family home. It made for a stress-free day, the attention truly was on them, and best of all they were able to relax and enjoy themselves.
And second-best of all, I had a really good reason to buy a new hat!
Thank you for joining me here today. Everyone has a favorite wedding story and I would love to hear yours! And I'll be making a random draw from all commenters and giving away another Magnolia Bakery shopping bag along with a copy of The Parent Trap to one reader.
The winner's name will be posted in the comments section here on Friday, September 25 and in next month's edition of my newsletter, Life in the Slow Lane.
Until next time,
Lee McKenzie...writing fifty shades of pink
To Catch a Wife (Harlequin Heartwarming, May 2016)