We wanted to wish, MaryLee, the mother of the bride, a very happy birthday today! We won’t say how old she is, mostly because it gives away how old the bride is as well!
Today is Mom’s birthday and not only did we want to wish her a very happy birthday, but to thank her for everything she did for our wedding from touring endless wedding venues crammed into a very short weekend, buying the beer for the engagement party, trekking all that wine home from the shower (8 or 10 cases!), letting the house become wedding central (hotel gift bags in the kitchen, wedding flowers in the living room, menus in Jennifer’s old room, steaming the rehearsal gown (unsuccessfully with Dad, Patrick, and Melissa – no one knows how to use that thing), and sucking it up to buying a dress for the big day. (Anyone who truly knows MaryLee knows what a chore that actually was…)
On this very day last year, not only was it Mom’s birthday, but it was a very wedding-oriented day. I found all of the bridesmaid dresses at Gainesville’s Urban Thread! (Gorgeous J. Crew wedding gowns for the girls and I picked them up for a steal for all 4 bridesmaids – another post on that sometime.) After picking up the dresses and hitting the turnpike, I also had a genius wedding moment and stopped at the service plaza and cleared out all the “Things to Do in South Florida” packets to include in the wedding welcome bags!
Happy Birthday, Mom! Hope you’re enjoying the day!
M, J, and S
P.S. The box with your birthday present is still sitting by my front door! It will make it there eventually!