Brides' Amazing Moms

Brides share what makes their moms so special

"My mother is my advisor, friend, role model and inspiration. She has supported me unconditionally and helped me raise my son when I was a single parent. She has taught me so much through both the challenges she has faced and her amazing accomplishments—like getting her PhD at 70! My mother is making our cake, and, because a wedding joins two families, I'm asking her to also write a family vow with words of wisdom and a pledge to support our marriage. She has told me to think about what we want this day to be and make ourselves happy first." —Meilan Carter, Oakland, CA