Your wedding day is all about you, but Mother's Day is definitely all about mom. We're celebrating Mother's Day by spotlighting some of our favorite wedding photos with mom. Seriously, they're practically guaranteed to bring the tears!
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 50 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 MOB and MOG moments—and don't forget to call/hug your mom this weekend!
This joyous bride went dress shopping with her mom and future mother-in-law, admitting that she didn't know this sheath dress was "the one" until they were both speechless at the salon.
Expecting brides, be sure to your soon-to-be mom status by capturing some sweet portraits before the ceremony. Extra points for including mom in the mulit-generational moment, as this bride did.
Want to include a loved one in your ceremony? Ask your mother (or grandmother!) to marry you, as this couple did when they asked the bride's ninety-five-year-old grandmother to be their officiant.
This bride counts getting ready with her mother (and sister!) as one of her favorite parts of the day. They listened to a "Sunday Morning" playlist, talked about the big day—and, finally, helped bride Margaret into the dress they'd selected together.
How sweet is this mother-son dance that this couple shared with their mothers at their New Orleans wedding?! They selected "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack for the special moment.
At this romantic wedding in Provence, the couple made sure to pose for a special photo with the bride's grandmother at cocktail hour. It looks like she dressed for a special occasion!
Sure, sure, you may have just gotten a partner in life—but your mom will always be your partner on the dance floor! This mother-daughter duo did just that.
Make like this gorgeous bride and share a special moment with mom ahead of the ceremony. (Just try not to cry off your mascara!)
At this stunning wedding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the bride's mother walked her down the aisle as a Spanish guitarist played “And I Love Her” by The Beatles. "She had me when she was just a kid herself and we have truly grown up together," Myriah says. "It was so important and symbolic for me that she held my hand down the aisle and gave me away to Charlie."
Here, mother of the bride (and Oscar-nominated actress!) Glenn Close shares an emotional moment with her daughter, Annie Starke.
Give mom some love on your wedding day! How sweet is this mother-daughter duo?!
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. Here, this bride smiles as she opens her day-of treat.
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, as this bride did?
At this glamorous New York City wedding, the bride let her mother and bridesmaid shine in equally statement metallic gowns.
This groom got a hug from mom when he entered his early-fall wedding ceremony in the Hamptons.
At this vibrant wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate, the bride honored her mother's heritage in the color of her sari. “Yellow is the color traditionally worn by brides with a Telugu background from South India,” explains bride Maanasa, who wore a buttercup-hued Kanjivaram silk sari.
Your mother has always been your personal hype woman. She'll, of course, be taking her job very seriously on your wedding day, as this mother did at her daughter's wedding in Brooklyn, New York.
This couple wanted their wedding to celebrate their family and community, so they included loved ones in every part of their wedding ceremony. Here, they're shown with their ninety-seven-year-old grandmother.
At this California wedding, the bride included her groom's two daughters by reciting vows to her soon-to-be stepdaughters during the ceremony. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!
While serious moments are important on your wedding day, so are the silly ones! Make like this bride and share a few laughs with mom as you get ready.
During this tea ceremony, bride Cindy wore a traditional qipao dress, which she and her mother had traveled to Shanghai to shop for. There, they worked with a tailor who created the bride’s bespoke dress from fabric embroidered with peonies, an auspicious flower in Chinese culture that’s said to bring good fortune.
This bride's mother helped her slip into a long-sleeved gown before walking down the aisle. She looked equally as chic in a deep navy hue.
Make like this bride who knows a kiss from mom is well worth the smeared makeup.
Don't forget his mom, too. This is 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, as this couple proved at their tented wedding in Charleston!
When gifting robes to your 'maids, don't forget to include your mothers. We love this MOB's botanical-inspired wrap!
Bride Stephanie was escorted down the aisle by both her mother at her wedding in Bel Air, California.
While this bride was all smiles with her mother on the big day, she has another piece of advice: “Take your dad shopping with you!” advises the bride. “He’ll tell you that you look beautiful no matter what.”
Dog moms, feel free to include your little one in the celebration. At this wedding in the New York Catskills, the couple's pooch even wore a cable-knit sweater to match the rest of the bridal party.
This bride included her two sons at her outdoor vows in Canada. “Having our sons made us realize what was really important, which is why we stripped away so many of the wedding traditions,” says Sheenah.
You know mom will go to great lengths to ensure her daughter has the perfect wedding day.
At this romantic wedding, a string quartet played a rendition of “Latch” by Disclosure for Ali’s entrance alongside her mother and father.
Having your mom walk you down the aisle is a sweet spin on tradition. Here, the bride's mother escorted her before her uncle officiated the ceremony.
No matter how old you are, sometimes you just need a hug from mom—as this duo reminds us.
At this wedding, the newlyweds included both their mothers and fathers in their cake cutting. “Our wedding date was both of our parents’ 45th anniversaries,” says Claire. "We invited them up to help us cut our chocolate and vanilla cake, and the band played ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy’ by Blood, Sweat and Tears, which was my parents’ first dance song at their wedding.”
There's no better person to help you slip on that wedding dress than your mother.
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.
How sweet is this intimate moment between mother and son in the midst of a busy cocktail hour?
There’s nothing better than a heartwarming hug from mom.
This goofy moment makes our hearts melt!
This pair knows how to make getting ready fun.
That moment when mom walks you down the aisle.
A sweet, tender moment between mother and daughter.
As these two show, there’s nothing quite as sweet as the mother-son dance.
The look on this mother’s face as her daughter glams up says everything.
A good luck hug from my mom is just what the bride needs before walking down the aisle.