Happy Mother's Day! Touching Wedding Photos of Moms

View touching mother-of-the-bride photos that will make you want to call your mom.

When planning the shots for your wedding photo album, your photographer will be sure to include the details, special moments – like the "first look," first kiss as husband and wife, and the first dance – as well as all of the joyous parts of the celebration in between. One element of the wedding album that we particulary love – especially on Mother's Day – is the moments shared between mothers and their sons and daughters getting married. If you have a good relationship with your mom, we encourage you to make sure you get a number of shots with her. After all, it's her special day too, watching her child get married to the love of their life.

From sweet, candid moments in the bridal suite, to making sure you get an image of your family's three generations, to the look on her face during the mother-son dance, you'll want to look back on these touching photos for years to come. Your mom likely played a very important role in the wedding planning and while fathers of the bride often walk their daughters down the aisle, it's important to make sure mothers also feel special on the wedding day.

For inspiration, take a look at 21 photos of mothers and their daughters (and sons!) on the wedding day, below. Click each photo to see more from these real weddings!

Bride kissing mother on cheek in bridal suite before wedding
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden

Black and white photo of bride smiling as her mom helps her into her gown wedding
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

mother of the bride helping daughter with makeup while getting ready for wedding
Photo by Suzanne Delawar Studios; Venue: Acqualina Resort & Spa

Mindy Weiss embracing her son on his wedding day hug
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Mother of bride and bride crying happy tears while looking through photo album wedding day
Photo by Kortnee Kate Photography; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

bride in illusion wedding dress getting ready with the help of her mother in a beautiful evening gown
Photo by Studio This Is

Black and white photo of bride and mother with champagne giving kiss before wedding
Photo by KingenSmith; Bridal Salon: Dimitra’s Bridal Couture; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

bride in sparkle wedding dress getting ready with mother of bride mom at vibiana
Photo by Mallory Dawn Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Venue: Vibiana

Touching photo of mother of bride hugging daughter in robes getting ready for wedding
Photo by Matt Kennedy Photography; Bridal Salon: Carine's Bridal Atelier

Sister and mother of bride helping bride put on wedding dress black and white photo
Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Bridesmaid Attire: The White Dress; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

Bride and mother of bride holding hands in bridal suite before wedding
Photo by Todd Pelowe Photography; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

Bride smiling with sister and mother of bride before wedding
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; Floral Design by Lilla Bello; Planning & Design by Sterling Engagements

Bride and mother of bride in gold gown smiling with each other
Photo by Kortnee Kate Photography; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

bride getting ready with mother of bride help traditional asian culture
Photo by Michelle Beller Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Bride with mother and grandmother three generation wedding photo
Photo by Leslie Ann Photography

Bride being walked down aisle by two mothers
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee

Bride and mother of bride dancing in ballroom in white dresses
Photo by Lauren Ross & Nancy Cohn; Planning & Design by Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers

bride walking down aisle for outdoor wedding with mother of bride
Photo by Annette Navarro; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company; Bridal Salon: Dimitra's Bridal Couture; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

Cute mother of bride in evening gown dancing with son during mother son dance
Photo by Jana Williams Photography

handsome groom new york wedding dancing with mom at wedding reception
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

Cute mother of groom dancing with son during mother son dance
Photo by Danette Pascarella Photography

View 23 gift ideas for Mother's Day, find out how to include your future mother-in-law in the planning process, and discover eight ways to honor your mom at the ceremony.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy