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Lori DeWitt, 2024 | Lori DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt, 2024 | Source: TikTok.com/capturedbychloeco
Lori DeWitt, 2024 | Lori DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt, 2024 | Source: TikTok.com/capturedbychloeco

Bride's Mother Sparks Heated Debate over Her Dress at Daughter's Wedding: 'Shocking'

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 18, 2024
09:00 A.M.

Social media users are clashing in opinions after seeing a bride's mother wearing a stunning gown to her daughter's wedding. Some people felt the dress took the spotlight from the bride, but she didn't agree. Read on to hear people's differing opinions.

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A Louisiana woman found herself in hot water with netizens over a dress she chose to wear to her daughter's wedding at the beginning of the month. Her daughter has since explained what she thought of her mother's viral dress choice.

Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc and Andrew LeBlanc at their wedding on June 1, 2024, in New York City | Source: Instagram Story/A + A

Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc and Andrew LeBlanc at their wedding on June 1, 2024, in New York City | Source: Instagram Story/A + A

On June 5, 2024, wedding content creator Chloe LeBlanc uploaded an Instagram clip from a wedding she was involved in. The footage was set to background music from Billie Eilish's "Birds of a Feather." She captioned the post praising the mother-of-the-bride's (MOB) dress, writing, "The most stunning MOB dress we've ever seen!"

In the video, Lori DeWitt, the MOB, was seen interacting with guests, her husband, and her daughter in a custom-made Audrey + Brooks gown. The woman's green dress, which had tongues wagging on social media, featured a detachable bow and train, a floral design, and a plunging neckline.

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Lori DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt at their daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Lori DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt at their daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

While the 53-year-old looked stunning, some people thought she'd upstaged her daughter, Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc, 26. The bride was dressed in a gorgeous white off-the-shoulder trumpet gown by Romona Keveza. According to reports, the dress was one of three that she wore on her wedding night.

People who saw Chloe's Instagram video of Lori strutting her stuff were divided in their opinions. Some netizens found fault with the woman's choice of dress code. One viewer questioned the bride's mother, asking, "Why upstage your daughter????? Shocking."

Andrew LeBlanc and Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc at their wedding on June 1, 2024, in New York City | Source: Instagram Story/A + A

Andrew LeBlanc and Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc at their wedding on June 1, 2024, in New York City | Source: Instagram Story/A + A

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Someone else who agreed with the previous person noted, "This is what is known as upstaging...tsk tsk." Another netizen who didn't approve of Lori's choice wrote, "Mom, the center of attention? Very sad." A reader who agreed with the first two commenters added, "She's trying to upstage her daughter."

Adding a laughing while crying emoticon, someone who saw the clip said, "Glad she's not my mother." While there were a lot of negative comments on the matter of Lori's gown, there were an equal number of positive ones.

Lori DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt at their daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Lori DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt at their daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

A netizen who added a clapping hands emoticon and a fire one deemed that the MOB had "slayed this." Someone who was a big fan of Lori's look shared, "I think this is fabulous and the daughter looks proud of her beautiful mother!"

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Another positive comment came from a reader who wrote, "Mom looks incredible! My mom SHOULD stand out at my wedding! I would prefer if she wore one that’s more than the typical MOB dress — this is stunning."

Amanda DeWitt and Andrew LeBlanc before their wedding on January 2, 2024 | Source: Instagram/amanda_please5

Amanda DeWitt and Andrew LeBlanc before their wedding on January 2, 2024 | Source: Instagram/amanda_please5

Showing their support for Lori, another person declared, "She was absolutely stunning!" The mother-daughter pair bought their gowns in New York City during a shopping trip. Contrary to the negative comments and criticism, the bride revealed that she approved of her mother's dress, which she described as "perfect."

The Florida podiatrist said she didn't have any issues with her mother's dress choice for the day. She even went as far as saying she loved what Lori wore, adding, "My mom looked absolutely stunning."

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Amanda DeWitt and Andrew LeBlanc before their wedding on January 2, 2024 | Source: Instagram/amanda_please5

Amanda DeWitt and Andrew LeBlanc before their wedding on January 2, 2024 | Source: Instagram/amanda_please5

Amanda showed her mother support against those who felt she'd upstaged her at her special event, saying, "It was just as much her day as it was mine." Bright colors were the order of the day. Besides Lori, the groom's mother wore a pink statuesque gown with statement flowers.

Amanda's mother-in-law (MIL) wore the dress to the black-tie optional affair held on June 1, 2024. The wedding was hosted at Hotel Peter and Paul in New Orleans. The newlywed explained the reason for the bright colors, stating, "We wanted our family members to shine."

Amanda DeWitt and Andrew LeBlanc before their wedding on January 2, 2024 | Source: Instagram/amanda_please5

Amanda DeWitt and Andrew LeBlanc before their wedding on January 2, 2024 | Source: Instagram/amanda_please5

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Amanda's mother was surprised by the negative reactions to her look during her daughter's special day. She confessed to one publication that she "didn't realize" that her gown was going to cause a debate and revealed, "But we’re laughing about it."

Amanda DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt at their daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Amanda DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt at their daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

The MOB also admitted that she was "the last person" one would expect to go viral on social media. This is because she doesn't even post images on such platforms. The interior designer, whose specialty is college dorm rooms, noted that despite the criticism she's received, her dress is a hit!

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Lori shared that people were on a waitlist for the gown in New York City's Flora on Madison. Amanda's mother explained that the original dress was strapless but she had the neckline changed. The reason for the alteration was that she didn't think it appropriate to wear to attend a Catholic church.

Lori DeWitt at her daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Lori DeWitt at her daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Showing how she wasn't allowing the negativity to affect her badly, Lori jokingly shared that for her other daughter's wedding, she was going to wear a "burlap sack that says MOB!" Although she seems to be taking the criticism well, she still felt the negative comments were "a little heartbreaking."

Lori DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt at their daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Lori DeWitt and Robert Chance DeWitt at their daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

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The loving parent explained that she'd never do anything to hurt Amanda and that everyone in attendance "just wanted to look their best." Speaking to a different publication, Lori said she "felt absolutely beautiful in the dress," and their entire family "adored it."

Lori DeWitt at her daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Lori DeWitt at her daughter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

She revealed her stance on the negativity she got about her gown, saying she has "no regrets" about wearing it. Instead, she encourages other MOBs to look for dresses that invoke confidence and beauty when worn.

Lori DeWitt and Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc at the latter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Lori DeWitt and Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc at the latter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

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In conclusion, Lori said the weekend of her daughter's wedding was "amazing" and "perfect." The MOB shared that her daughter and son-in-law, Andrew, had the most special and best wedding week.

Lori DeWitt and Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc at the latter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

Lori DeWitt and Amanda DeWitt LeBlanc at the latter's wedding in a clip uploaded on June 5, 2024 | Source: Instagram/capturedbychloe.co

While Amanda didn't mind what her mother wore to her wedding, in the following story, a daughter-in-law (DIL) and her MIL clashed on their looks. The MIL influenced what her DIL wore to her wedding only to realize that they'd chosen the same gown!

Bride Claimed I Destroyed My Son's Wedding Because of My Outfit Choice - Was I Really Wrong Here?

I always dreamed of being the mother of the groom, doting on my son, and making his wedding perfect. This is the story of how my attempt to ensure everything went smoothly ended up creating a day we'd rather forget.

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A groom getting dressed | Source: Pexels

A groom getting dressed | Source: Pexels

When Mark introduced us to Alice, she wasn’t who I expected him to fall for. Mark, a successful lawyer, was serious and focused, while Alice was carefree and worked as a self-taught coder from their apartment.

Despite their differences, they made their relationship work, and love seemed to blind them to any disparities. Mark proposed to Alice, and he wanted us to be there for the surprise. He said, "Alice isn't close to her family, so seeing you and Dad there will make her feel welcomed and supported."

A man talking to his parents | Source: Freepik

A man talking to his parents | Source: Freepik

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I agreed, already envisioning their wedding in my head. My husband James and I decided to pay for the wedding. We had saved money for Mark's education, but he had received scholarships that covered those costs. Over lunch, James said, "We can use that money for the wedding."

I agreed, hoping it would help Mark and Alice save for a bigger place since they wanted a house with a garden. I thought financing the wedding would bring us closer and give me a chance to bond with Alice. However, the wedding planning only highlighted our differences.

An older couple hugging a younger one | Source: Pexels

An older couple hugging a younger one | Source: Pexels

When we met to discuss details, we clashed on everything! "I think roses are timeless," I suggested. Alice replied, "They are, but they're overdone. We want peonies." Despite our disagreements, I offered to let her handle most things as long as she told me the bridesmaids' dress color to avoid clashes.

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She said, "They won't be wearing green. I'm leaning towards pink." One afternoon, Alice texted me while shopping for her wedding dress with friends, sharing her top five picks. I wished she had included me in the shopping, but at least she sent the options.

A bouquet of flowers | Source: Pexels

A bouquet of flowers | Source: Pexels

James noted, "At least she’s sending you the top picks." Together, we reviewed the dresses. The one she favored wasn't what I had in mind. I suggested a different dress, hoping my financial contribution would influence her choice.

I texted, "Why not consider the second one? It might be more flattering for you." James warned, "You're overstepping." But Alice insisted on her original choice, texting, "This is the dress I'm choosing." Frustrated, I shared my feelings with James, who tried to mediate by texting Mark.

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A woman texting | Source: Pexels

A woman texting | Source: Pexels

My husband advised, "Put all your attention into yourself and what you're going to wear." Eventually, Mark convinced Alice to choose the dress I preferred, reducing some of my stress. I then focused on finding my dress, selecting a perfect emerald green gown that made me feel beautiful.

James loved it. As the wedding approached, we attended all events, including the rehearsal dinner. On the wedding day, I dressed elegantly in my green gown. At the venue, whispers filled the air, but I ignored them. I went to see Alice before the ceremony.

A woman dressed in a green gown entering a wedding venue | Source: Midjourney

A woman dressed in a green gown entering a wedding venue | Source: Midjourney

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When she saw me, her joyful expression turned to devastation. "Why did you do this to me, Claire?" she sobbed. Confused, I asked, "What's wrong?" She exclaimed, "Your dress! It's my dream wedding dress in another color."

I was taken aback and explained, "I didn't realize... they look so different in color." But Alice accused me of making the day about myself. Mark entered, asking, "Mom? What's going on here?" Alice shouted, "You thought you'd show me what I could've had but in green!"

An upset woman crying while her man comforts her | Source: Freepik

An upset woman crying while her man comforts her | Source: Freepik

Mark pleaded, "Mom, please. Let's get through the day. Please, for me." I agreed and left, feeling upset but not wanting to ruin their day further. Reflecting now, I realize I should have been more open to Alice’s preferences.

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It was her day, not mine. In trying to enforce my vision, I lost sight of what was truly important... Alice's happiness and Mark's peace on their special day.

A sad-looking woman at a wedding | Source: Midjourney

A sad-looking woman at a wedding | Source: Midjourney

This work is inspired by real events and people, but it has been fictionalized for creative purposes. Names, characters, and details have been changed to protect privacy and enhance the narrative. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

The author and publisher make no claims to the accuracy of events or the portrayal of characters and are not liable for any misinterpretation. This story is provided "as is," and any opinions expressed are those of the characters and do not reflect the views of the author or publisher.

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