Here are 39 Emotional Mother-Daughter (And Son!) Moments, from Brides,
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!
Photo by Kelly Anne Berry
Sure, sure, you may have just gotten a partner in life—but your mom will always be your partner on the dance floor!
Photo by Chris and Ruth Photography
Share a special moment with mom ahead of the ceremony. (Just try not to cry off your mascara!)
Photo by Hannah Costello
Give mom some love on your wedding day!
Photo by Jana Williams Photography
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.
Photo by Pedro Vilela
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?
Photo by Mademoiselle Fiona
There’ll be no surprise here if there is not a dry eye in the house during the mother-son dance.
Photo by Golden Hour Studios
This groom got a hug from mom when he entered the ceremony.
Photo by A Heart String
Your mother has always been your personal hype woman. She’ll of course be taking her job very seriously on your wedding day!
Photo by Yessica Cruz
A kiss from mom is well worth the smeared makeup.
Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography
A proud mama if we ever saw one!
Photo by Olivia Rae James
Mom just gained a daughter or son in law; obviously that calls for a spin on the dance floor!
Photo by Jules Bower
You know mom will go to great lengths to ensure her daughter has the perfect wedding day.
Photo by Amy and Stuart Photography
Having your mom walk you down aisle is a sweet spin on tradition.
Photo by Dacia Pierson of Eager Hearts Photography
No matter how old you are, sometimes you just need a hug from mom.
Photo by Carlie Statsky
There’s no better person to help you slip on that wedding dress than your mother.
Photo by Sanaz Photography
Let your mother work her magic and handle those last-minute finishing touches.
Photo by Rachel May Photography
A quick kiss from mom is the last thing you’ll need before walking down the aisle.
Photo by Kate Headley
In a room full of people, you know your mother always has eyes on you.
Photo by Kelly Giarrocco
An eskimo kiss for the win! We can’t get enough of this cute capture.