Mother Of The Groom

“If you keep on believing 
That dream that you wish
Will come true.”
~ From Cinderella 

And that’s exactly how I felt on this magical weekend of my son’s wedding, like I was in a dream. 
As a mother of the groom, I wanted my look to be understated elegance with a touch of old Hollywood glamour.

Hence, I chose to wear this beautiful gown by Etro, for its classic lines and layers of chiffon that moved effortlessly and gracefully. I added these vintage gloves purchased in 1986 in Toronto and wore the ring of my grandma Yhetta, who is my son Yale’s namesake, on the outside of the glove. This made it feel as though she was there with us.

A messy updo à la Jlo seemed classic and modern all at once. And high satin bow platform sandals by Miu Miu added height to my 5’3” frame. 
My mother gifted me this beautiful choker and I was able to find earrings from Bloomindales Fine Jewelry to match it.

By the way, this was the first gown I tried on, and knew right away that the search was over. 
Thanks to Nima Ghassemian and Bloomingdales Century City for making magic happen! And a huge shoutout to my 12-year-old niece, Lilly Corne, who is responsible for all of these fabulous photos!!


  • Lesley, you look absolutely gorgeous!! Mazel Tov again on this wonderful occasion!! So happy for you and your family!

  • Lesley, you look absolutely gorgeous!! Mazel Tov again on this wonderful occasion!! So happy for you and your family!

  • Hi Lesley,
    It sounds like you experienced a beautiful wedding day. So much love to be shared. What more could you ever ask for. How wonderful you have a daughter-in-law that is a magical soul in every way.
    You looked lovely. Being the mother of the Groom I’m sure your son just looked at you and beamed from ear to ear.
    What a wonderful addition to your family.

  • Cuz, it was a weekend to remember! Friday night Shabbat dinner was so heartfelt with our families,blessings, delicious food and best of all the speeches. They were amazing,especially Ben Platt’s speech.Spoke from the heart.
    The wedding was the icing on the cake. Not a flaw. Nobody cared about the weather. Only joy was the atmosphere
    that night.
    I could go on and on, but let’s get to you.
    The Etro dress, gloves, shoes and hair by Sholeh, OMG You definitely are the FAB, in Fabulesley‼️
    Love you,

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