Mom & Dadzillas

November 3rd, 2009

Mom & Dadzillas - Wedding

Sometimes, “it’s only because they love us” just doesn’t cut it.

(submitted by Marci)

82 Responses to “Mom & Dadzillas”

  1. Ashley says:

    This pic is laugh-out-loud funny. That poor bride!

  2. James says:

    Dont Make me Turn these fingers int the SHOCKER i’ll do it I swear.

  3. seagreen says:

    looks like dad just got the bill for the open bar

  4. Dawne says:

    Oh, woops. Just read the fill-in by Marci. Sorry.

    Thanks for writing in and letting us know!

    Great pic….for all those folks who are “photoshop, photoshop!…yep, photoshop, I tell you” crazy; You just can’t ‘stage’ this kind of ‘in-between shots’ authenticity. If I had the courage I’d send in my own family ‘authenticity’.

    Great photo moment, hats off!

  5. Butterflywings says:

    “Daddyyyyyy…you’re ruining the picture! ONE finger, it’s ONE finger”! 😉

  6. James says:

    I think dad is about to poke himself in the eye.

  7. dragonmamma/naomi says:

    Thanks for filling us in, Marci. I’m relieved to hear that no deaths or divorces were involved in the taking of this photo. Guess it was just one of those spontaneous Kodak moments.

  8. binkymae says:

    I thought at first this might be an new husband irritated with the photographer, but then I looked closer. This girl looks EXACTLY like her Dad!

  9. Kathleen says:

    I love this picture. If I were the mom or bride, I’d frame a copy of it and hang it on the wall. Yes, wedding days are wonderful but all them have this moment as well!

  10. Marci says:

    As for the grass/trees…it is the landscaped area outside the Founder’s Hall at our local university. I was kinda wondering myself about the odd mix of flora though it looks very nice when you pull back for the formal shots and see ALL of it, lol.

  11. Mary Ann says:

    Dad looks like he’s just licked his fingers to comb down bride’s eyebrows and mom is adjusting veil. Bride – pure annoyance.

  12. Marie says:

    I think this picture is hilarious! Totally something my family would do, and clearly a joke.

  13. EKS says:

    Marci, what was going on with the grass and the pine tree so close together? Looks like two different climates, ha ha!

  14. Jodie says:

    Dad’s warning to the photographer: “I want only the BEST photos for my little girl’s wedding! I can kill you with two fingers!”

  15. Marci says:

    Oh, and by the way, nobody was arguing…we just aren’t a very photogenic bunch, lol.

  16. Tim says:

    I think the best man just ralphed on the maid of honor.

  17. Sean says:

    “Two men! That’s how many I have killed for trying to photograph me!”

  18. AmyC says:

    Looks like there’s a branch or something at the top of the veil that the mom is looking at…? Huge spider perhaps?

  19. Marci says:

    Well, I’m the mom in this photo and I wish I could explain but I have NO idea what was going on here. We all about busted a gut laughing when we saw this. Can’t say I’ve ever seen my dh make this face before. It is not posed, this is something a relative caught in between the professional’s photos. I personally love it because for once I’m not the weirdest looking one in a group shot.

  20. Steve says:

    I feel so bad for that bride…

  21. Mandy says:

    Is it just me, or does it look like there is a tarantula on top of her veil???

  22. Julie says:

    i think dad is sneezing. daughter is grossed out/annoyed/startled and mom is being mom…..making usre her daughter looks her best. not very exciting.

  23. Bleah! says:

    This reminds me of my own wedding day, with my dad melting down over the birchbeer dispenser. *sigh* Good times…

  24. Other Dave says:

    The bride’s dad is so close that he’s pretty much yelling in her ear. That why she’s cringeing and tilting her head away. The mother is being fussy & fixing the vail.

    That’s what I see.

    • Madness says:

      Yeah, I don’t think the bride is upset as much as she’s like, “Geez, Mom — I’m about to get married. Enough with the spit-baths already!”

  25. Jennifer says:

    part of me thinks that they’re deliberately going over-the-top as a gag photo.. but it’s not done in such a way that convinces me thats 100% the case, leaving me confused.

  26. Ann says:

    If you all just knew this family… this is way funny… I love it…

  27. sara says:

    Wow. This is a good one.

  28. ellen says:

    haha, funny pic.

  29. dragonmamma/naomi says:

    I’d really like to hear the story behind this one!

    How about it Marci, can you fill us in? (I’m hoping the poor girl (you?) isn’t really as miserable as she looks!

  30. softgeek says:

    Dad is soooo happy that the wedding will be over soon. No more hearing about flowers and cake and imprinted napkins and all that baloney.

  31. SG says:

    Maybe Dad is sneezing, that would explain the bride’s expression.

  32. bluenosedwowser says:

    Reason #1,256,893 to elope or just live in glorious sin forever.

  33. jnmcnally says:

    how sad (but awkward nonetheless)

  34. Jennifer says:

    I find this picture kind of sad actually.

    • Safou says:

      Why sad? The dad could be goofing off and the bride just doesn’t think it’s funny…
      The mom doesn’t look too stressed out!

      • jennster says:

        no i understand…if they aren’t goofing off, and really arguing, poor bride is probably wondering why they can’t stop long enough for her to have a nice day

  35. Me says:

    Wow. This is awesome. It’s not only awkward, it’s inTENSE! Poor bride!

  36. I don’t even understand what is happening here, but the Dad’s expression is hilarious.

  37. Cincoflex says:

    meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out how you get pine trees and Pampas grass as part of the same background—-

    • Alexis says:


    • Shonda says:

      What? You think pine trees grow only in the North and snow?

    • Boppie says:

      Wait for it…wait for it…wait for it…

      I bet the two halves of this couple weren’t even on the same continent!

      [And don’t hate on me – I’m usually on the anti-Photoshop squad – I get at least one for purposes of humor, don’t I?]

    • Pampas grass grows near pines and redwoods in the SF Bay Area. It’s a nasty ecological menace here.

    • rinoarowan says:

      It’s called landscaping and that is not a pine tree, it is more likely a Colorado Blue Spruce or an Arizona Cyprus.

      • Kitten K. Boodle says:

        Yeah, we have pampas grass and pine trees in Arizona, too. Some types of pine are from the Mediterranean.

        • hoosiergirl says:

          We have pampas grass and pines in Indiana as well. Our neighborhood is filled with different kinds of pine trees and even has Pine in the neighborhood name. And there are many people with pampas grass in their yards-us included. It’s called landscaping, people!

  38. Jesse says:

    Parents probably got a head start on drinking that day…

  39. Gregorian says:

    As abusive as the father’s hand gesture looks, it’s the Mother’s opinion of the Groom’s “size” that will probably ruin the wedding night.

  40. CarpoolMom says:

    Mom doesn’t look very dressed up for being the mother-of-the-bride.

  41. [J] says:

    The best day of her life… not.

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