Your wedding day is all about you, but Mother's Day is definitely all about mom. We're celebrating Mother's Day by spotlighting our favorite mother of the bride photos (and mother of the groom photos!), and their practically guaranteed to bring the tears! (Seriously, be sure to have some Kleenex nearby...)
Whether she's the mother of the bride or mother of the groom, the day her child gets married is a major moment in a woman's life. And just as the couple is filled with a range of emotions—everything from excitement, nerves, and sheer joy—their mom is feeling the same.
From classic getting ready moments to silly, sweet dances, we found 39 mother of the bride photos and mother of the groom photos that perfectly illustrate the bond between a mom and her child on their big day. In preparation for your own wedding day, take note of all the sweet ways to capture the special memories you and your own mother will undoubtedly share when you tie the knot. You can even share these wedding photos with your photographer, so he or she can use them as inspiration on the big day.
Grab your tissues and scroll down to see all of our favorite mother of the bride and groom moments! And don't forget to call/hug your mom this weekend!
Sure, sure, you may have just gotten a partner in life—but your mom will always be your partner on the dance floor!
Share a special moment with mom ahead of the ceremony. (Just try not to cry off your mascara!)
Here, mother of the bride (and Oscar-nominated actress!) Glenn Close shares an emotional moment with her daughter, Annie Starke.
Be sure to take a look at our favorite mother-son dance songs to ensure the same mile-wide smiles as this groom and his mom!
Give mom some love on your wedding day!
As if you didn't think you could smile (or cry!) more on your big day, a special wedding gift courtesy of your mother is bound to do the trick.
Your mom has held your hand through it all, so what could make more sense than taking this walk down the aisle hand-in-hand?
There'll be no surprise here if there is not a dry eye in the house during the mother-son dance.
This groom got a hug from mom when he entered the ceremony.
Your mother has always been your personal hype woman. She'll of course be taking her job very seriously on your wedding day!
A kiss from mom is well worth the smeared makeup.
A proud mama if we ever saw one!
Mom just gained a daughter or son in law; obviously that calls for a spin on the dance floor!
You know mom will go to great lengths to ensure her daughter has the perfect wedding day.
Having your mom walk you down aisle is a sweet spin on tradition.
No matter how old you are, sometimes you just need a hug from mom.
There's no better person to help you slip on that wedding dress than your mother.
Let your mother work her magic and handle those last-minute finishing touches.
A quick kiss from mom is the last thing you'll need before walking down the aisle.
In a room full of people, you know your mother always has eyes on you.
We think these two are ready for reception time!
How sweet is this intimate moment between mother and son in the midst of a busy cocktail hour?
You can’t beat these two wide grins. We’re loving all the happiness here!
There’s nothing better than a heartwarming hug from mom.
Leave it to mom to put the finishing touches on your wedding look.
This goofy moment makes our hearts melt!
This pair knows how to make getting ready fun.
That beautiful feeling when mom passes along a touching gift.
That moment when mom walks you down the aisle.
No matter how old you are, mom is always there to help you get ready.
A sweet, tender moment between mother and daughter.
As these two show, there’s nothing quite as sweet as the mother-son dance.
Pure adoration, right here.
So. Many. Emotions. These two are trying to hold back the tears.
We’re loving this post-ceremony embrace full of joy!
The look on this mother’s face as her daughter glams up says everything.
Can we get in on the joke? There’s nothing like that unspoken bond between mother and daughter.
A good luck hug from my mom is just what the bride needs before walking down the aisle.
An eskimo kiss for the win! We can’t get enough of this cute capture.