50 Sweet Mother-Daughter Moments

On your wedding day, it’s the little things — getting ready with your mom, walking with her down the aisle, or sharing a memorable dance — that turn an ordinary wedding into an unforgettable experience. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are our favorite mother-daughter photos!

By: Mary Gillen
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    This southern mama and her daughter share a special moment after putting on the veil. 

    Photo Credit: Scott Hopkins Photography on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

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    Nothing but smiles in the bridal suite.

    Photo Credit: Alyse French Photography on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

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    Our real bride blogger Lisa's favorite wedding memories include her mom, from spending those morning hours together getting their makeup done to finding a last-minute reception dress for mom. "On the morning of my wedding, she decided that she didn’t want to wear the same dress she wore to my actual ceremony, because she thought it was too stuffy. We raced through the dress department and found a swingy, light blue party dress that was a perfect fit for a fiesta.”

    Photo Credit: Unveiled Wedding Photography 

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    This bride’s young daughter looks in amazement at her pretty wedding hairstyle.

    Photo Credit: Kathleen Hertel Photography

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    An angelic bride leaves her mom awestruck.

    Photo Credit: Kate Murphy Photography 

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    Concerned that your dress won’t fit? Don’t worry, Mom is a wonder with a zipper.

    Photo Credit: Photo Love Photography

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    This bride’s mother had some fun with her outfit choice and chose a bold red blazer and black feathered hat. 

    Photo Credit: Matthew Mead on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly

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    Something Borrowed

    The only thing better than wearing your mom’s earrings on your special day is capturing a photo of her putting them on you.

    Photo Credit: Landon Jacob Productions on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

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    Precious Moment

    A sweet moment between a bride and her little girl.

    Photo Credit: S.C. Photography on S.C. Photography via Lover.ly

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    An ecstatic mother and daughter literally jump for joy that the big day has finally arrived!

    Photo Credit: Joy Marie Photographers 

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    This mother and father couldn’t be happier to see their little girl marry the man of her dreams.

    Photo Credit: Robin Jolin 

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    The sheer excitement on this bride’s face is priceless.

    Photo Credit: Peach Blossom Photography on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

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    A mother getting choked up at the sight of her beautiful daughter.

    Photo Credit: Natalie Franke Photography on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

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    Precious Moment

    We love how mom's vibrant dress is perfectly coordinated with the color scheme of the wedding. 

    Photo Credit: Life's Highlights

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    Precious Moment

    A mother and daughter put their heads together to create an adorable photo.

    Photo Credit: Wren Photography 

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    Don’t be afraid to cry — emotional moments make the best pictures!

    Photo Credit: Fotowerks Custom Photography

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    We can’t help but smile when looking at this photo.

    Photo Credit: Landon Jacob Productions on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly

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    A must-have photo showcasing both of your engagement rings.

    Photo Credit: Nancy Ray Photography 

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    Such an adorable family portrait!

    Photo Credit: Boro Creative Visions Photography on Oh Lovely Day via Lover.ly

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    Part of bride Jackie’s touching vows were dedicated to her new stepdaughter. She said, “I promise to be an example to Sarah and our family of what a good wife, friend, mother and woman should be.” How sweet!

    Photo Credit: Rose Street Studio