is getting married! You've
worked through choosing
the menu, the flowers, the band —
even the wedding gown and tux. Now
you're really panic-stricken. Why? It
may be the bride's big day, but as moth-
er of the bride or groom, the pressure's
on for you to look fabulous, too.
Relax. With some simple guidelines
(see "Getting Gorgeous, Tastefully," on
page 26), it won't be nearly as difficult
as you imagine.
To prove it, we asked two local
moms facing this challenge in real life
to play dress-up with a practice "bride"
for Platinum. Our bride-in-train-
ing, Jennifer Laster of Birmingham,
will wed Noah Shore on Aug. 26
at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago.
Cathi Lefton (our brunette) of West
Bloomfield is soon to be a mother
of the bride and the groom: Her son
Jason is to marry Sarah Beckman on
Sept. 3 at the River East Art Gallery
in Chicago; her daughter Annie will
marry Josh Migdal on March 3, 2007,
at Boca West in Boca Raton, Fla.
Harriet Shapack (our redhead) of West
Bloomfield, meanwhile, has already
blazed this trail; her son Jeff married
Maggie Rhodes on Feb. 11 at the Arts
Club in Chicago. Her work is not yet
done, though — her other son, Andy,
is set to marry Susan Doerr on July
22 at the Cranbrook Art Museum in
Needless to say, they look gorgeous.
And you will, too. ❑
Continued on page 24
PHOTOGRAPHED ON LOCATION AT FIGO SALON,
BIRMINGHAM (248-723-7990). HAIR: KRISTINA
MARRA AND RINO. MAKEUP: JON LIECKFELT.
JNPLATINUM • JUNE 2006 •