In the upcoming film, Jumping The Broom, the biggest challenge for the bride and groom isn't wedding specifics-it's merging their families, specifically their mothers. Tradition, preferences, and letting go cast a cloud over the couples plans. The mother of the groom (Loretta Devine) and the mother of the bride (Angela Bassett) have their own ideas about love, family, and who's going to get her way.
It's not an uncommon scenario, actually. Many brides (and grooms) have had to tip-toe around mom or face her wrath head on when it comes to planning that special day. I've heard of everything from the mother of the groom showing up in a wedding gown, to the mother of the bride sashaying down the aisle.
What is the most outrageous, funny, or heartfelt story you have about a mother of the bride or groom?
Last month Essence magazine held it's fourth annual Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon. Both Devine and Bassett were honored. Check out what they had to say about their journey in Hollywood.