10 Sizzling Mother-Of-The-Groom Dresses

There are a lot of rules and dress-codes in the fancy world of weddings – for instance, only the bride should wear white and the bridesmaids’ dresses should ultimately complement each other. And as for the mother of the groom, her look should be ever-so understated and in harmony with the mother of the bride’s dress.

Basic traditional guidelines clearly state that the mother of the groom should wait for the mother of the bride to choose her dress before picking hers, in order for them to complement each other. That said, both dresses should obviously not match but merely flow well together. And one of the many bridal protocols require her to steer clear of off-white and white derivatives so she doesn’t steal the bride’s thunder. But of course, since we’re in the 21st century and rules are always meant to be broken, the guidelines have been revisited and have given the mother of the groom much more liberty in her choices. At the end of the day, what matters most is that the bridal “party” is happy and so, the mother of the groom should always check with the bride and groom when it comes to the dress.

To help you out, we’ve selected 10 fabulous gowns just below. Shop away!


Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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The Secret to Your Honeymoon Beauty Is in This Bag

Your wedding day is over and you finally have time to pack for your honeymoon. However, you certainly don’t want to lose that glow you gained thanks to all those efficient treatments you underwent before the big day. With this in mind, the secret to preserving this beauty is packing the right products in your beauty pouch – without taking your entire cabinet with you!

To pack a light beauty pouch, you should first and foremost take into consideration the destination and the weather that you will expose your skin to. If you are headed to a European destination with cold weather, then make sure to pack a face cream that hydrates your skin. Are you hitting the slopes with your husband, seeking adventure on safari trips, or spending your whole trip on the beach? Never forget your sunscreen!

At night, your face needs care as well. If your night creams are not available in travel sizes, many pharmacies – if not all of them – have small containers that would be perfect for your night products in small quantities! For your body, you should also ask yourself the same questions and pack the products necessary for your trip. While going to a cold destination calls for a heavy moisturizer, I’m sure you won’t hit the beach without your favorite tanning products.

Finally, makeup! The destination also plays a big role in choosing the ideal makeup products for your trip. For a wonderful honeymoon image in a place like Paris, let romance inspire you not to forget a light foundation, a blush, a black eyeliner and a red lipstick. For a lighter look, pink blush and lipstick are just perfect. And for the ones who are heading to a beach destination, let your tanned skin do the talking and enhance its beauty with a bronzer, some highlighter on the cheeks and a touch of blush paired with a nude lipstick. Your face still got some imperfections? No worries, you can add a small concealer to your pouch!

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Ultra-Chic Engagement Dresses

We’ve already covered the whole engagement-planning section. So by now, you probably have a brief idea about the theme, the size of the celebration and who you’re inviting. But the only thing you might be stressing about, is your outfit. After all, the options are endless and the styles and colors even more so.

Should you go for a fancy wide-legged jumpsuit? Or should you show off your legs with a statement mini-dress? It’s Sophie’s choice all over again!

Slowly but surely, and without you knowing it, you’re swaying towards dresses because yes, they’re utterly chic and sultry and are the perfect companion for a celebration as important as this one! And so, our question is: which ultra-chic, statement-worthy dress will you don ever-so fabulously? From long-sleeved mini dresses to asymmetrical ones with padded shoulders and plunging neckline styles, the world is truly your oyster. The most important thing to keep in mind is that accessorizing correctly is key and the shoes, bags and jewelry you’ll be choosing are of dire importance.

With that in mind, we’ve gathered 10 gorgeous dresses for your engagement!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Alexandre Vauthier
Via Matches Fashion
Reem Acra
Via Net-A-Porter
Via Moda Operandi
Dolce & Gabbana
Alessandra Rich
Via Matches Fashion
The Attico
Via Net-A-Porter
Giambattista Valli
Via Moda Operandi
Peter Dundas
Johanna Ortiz
Via Matches Fashion
Via Net-A-Porter

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What does Rami Al Ali have in store for the 2020 bride?

Rami Al Ali, one of the most remarkable designers of our time, took it upon himself to make every woman’s dream come true on her special day. Today, he has eight gowns prepared for the 2020 bridal collection to help him do so. But not just any gowns! His collection stands out with modernity, femininity, and contrasting styles. As for his designs, they are timeless, daring and made to inspire especially with their off-white and champagne hues and the 3D floral appliqués. Turning the traditional to extraordinary, Al Ali chooses elements such as crystals, embroidery and lace making his masterpieces shine with sophistication and finesse.

Between the V-neck, the architectural train, and other theatrical components, every design is more beautiful than the other. Whichever one you choose it will complete the “wedding chapter” in your romance storybook in the most perfect way.

If you’re a Rami Al Ali bride you have nothing to worry about because you will look elegant, powerful and ever so beautiful.

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Keep Your Wedding Guest List under Control

Perhaps one of the hardest tasks a bride can do is narrow down a never-ending list of guests for her wedding. After all, no person wants to be the one to over-invite or under-invite, especially if said person has the weakness of wanting to please everyone.

So if you belong to this category of people, then allow to us un-burden you. Believe it or not, there are more ways than others to shortlist your wedding guests and you can definitely pull it off without having to get the nasty eye from the people you didn’t get the chance to invite. Bride-to-be, if you’re having a hard time trying to select your wedding guests, we’ve got you covered.

Scroll below as we take you through some tips and tricks to alleviate the “invitation” pressure!

  1. Being in love means you want to share your wedding day with the whole wide world. But when reality kicks in, you’ll soon realize that neither your venue of choice nor your budget permits you to do so. Enter the “Draft 1” guest-list. Make a small estimate of the number of family members and friends you want to invite, just to have a clearer idea. From there, you’ll be able to move more freely.
  2. Keep in mind that some of your invitees will have plus ones. So if you think that you probably won’t be seeing said person after the wedding, then it’s sure as heck not worth inviting him/her.
  3. Also, one of the most important factors in the wedding guest list is the parents. Whether they’re paying for your big day or not, it’s nice to take their guests into consideration.
  4. Now once you take all these factors into account, you’ll probably end up with – to say it mildly – a pretty huge list. So with all these names and plus ones in mind, you’ll want to consider who are the people who will really be supporting you throughout your marriage and who will not. The ones that you know can make an impact are definitely the keepers.
  5. Lastly, keep a little margin for the people who probably won’t attend your wedding. You can replace them with a little something we like to call “List B”.


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A Beachy Kind of Wedding Day

Sure, getting married is something you’ve been waiting for your whole life, but have you ever thought about having a wedding by the beach? 

There’s something about walking down the aisle with a beach view that’s unmatchable. For as long as we can remember, people have been trying to find different alternatives to your run-of-the-mill wedding venues and destinations. Some couples have tried tying the knot in the land where dreams come true – yes, Disneyland – and others went as far as saying yes to each other underwater. We’re not saying you should put your scuba-diving gear on, but how about you crank it up a notch? The good thing about a beach wedding is that you can wear a magnificent dress while sealing the deal amidst an exceptional view.

That said, your wardrobe choices should really be restricted to pared-down, breezy and flowy wedding gowns. The trick here is to stick to short-sleeved dresses, airy fabrics and everything that screams “beach day”. Think you can do it? See all the wedding dress inspirations, straight from the runway!

Monique Lhuillier
Berta Bridal
Enzo Miccio
Enzo Miccio
Viktor & Rolf
Alexandra Grecco
Elisabetta Polignano
Watters Bridal
Sl White Carpet Enzo Miccio
Berta Bridal
Ellis Bridals
Anny Lin
Kisui Berlin
Justin Alexander

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Elie Saab Celebrates the Wedding of Elie Saab Junior and Miss Christina Mourad

This July we witnessed the wedding of Elie Saab’s eldest son Elie Saab Junior to Miss Christina Mourad in the Lebanese designer’s home country Lebanon, and more specifically in the mountain resort of Faqra. What to expect from a designer that never fails to steel our breath away with his creations? Nothing less than a series of sophisticated celebrations that are now the talk of the world!

The festivities started on July 18th with a themed Oriental pre-party at the Plateau de Bakish, during which Christina looked stunning in a cream jumpsuit paired with a gold cape from Elie Saab’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection. The next day, the couple tied the knot during a religious ceremony followed by a cocktail party organized by Neiman Azzi. The beautiful bride donned an Elie Saab Haute Couture custom sleeveless tulle embroidered gown made of ivory silk and champagne lurex threads embellished with 500.000 sequins, a high-neck bodice and a 4.5-meter trail.

The celebrations continued with an evening party organized by Ziad Raphael Nassar that took place at Faqra Club. The 1200 guests included A-list celebrities and friends of the family, such as Dita Von Teese, Chantal Thomas, Karolina Kurkova, Nadine Labaki, Toni Garrn, Lily Donaldson, Elissa, Nancy Ajram and Assi Hilani. For this party, the bride looked stunning in Elie Saab Haute Couture gold and beige rosé heart-shape corset gown with a voluminous skirt and a 3.5-meter trail inspired by the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection. And for a sparkling feel like no other, this masterpiece was embellished with 650.000 gold sequins and 150.000 Swarovski strass pieces.

To end these memorable festivities on a wonderful note, Mr. Elie Saab welcomed the guests to a party at his residence in Faqra on the 20th. The sunset to sunrise celebration witnessed the bride wearing a stunning aquamarine flowing silk georgette full length dress from the designer’s Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019 collection.

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