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Mom’s role in a wedding

Mom’s (and mother figure’s) role in a wedding

Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend…the bride isn’t the only woman who plays an important role in the wedding. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the women in our lives that always provide us a shoulder to lean on. As a bride, the mother or mother figure can be such an integral part in the planning and celebrating of her special day.

To help brides and the special women in their lives understand a mom’s role in a wedding, we asked some David’s Bridal brides to tell us more about their leading ladies and how they’ve contributed to their weddings.

Bride: Cam of @cammpie
Aunt of the Bride in Style 850223 . Bride in StyleSV830

Tell us about the beautiful woman you’re pictured with.

Photographed is my Great-Aunt Paulette. I come from a big family, with a hosts of amazing aunts – Paulette is by far my favorite! When I lost my Mom my senior year of high school, Paulette welcomed me with opened and loving arms to live with her for as long as I needed. To know her is to love her- She truly is the rock of our family. 

Do you have a favorite memory with her from wedding planning and/or your wedding day?

I have so many great memories from our wedding day! My Aunt Paulette has a fear a flying. In fact, she has never been on a air plane before, until the week of our wedding! She put her fear aside to attend our most special day! Because my Aunt Paulette means so much to me, I asked her to walk me down the aisle. It’s a memory I will cherish forever! 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from her? 

When life doesn’t go as planned, keep trying. What’s meant to be will happen, on Gods timing. 

Bride: Natalie of @freely_nat
Mother of the Bride in Style 2047. Bride in Style WG4007

Tell us about the beautiful woman you’re pictured with.

This is mom, my rock and my best friend!

How does she inspire you?

My mom inspires me to live authentically. Her favorite parenting line is “actions speak louder than words” and for me that always meant to show up and be present. My words mean nothing if my actions don’t match.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from her?

The best advice my mom has ever given me is to remain true to myself. 

Tell us about the beautiful woman you’re pictured with

My mom is one of the most amazing women I know! She’s got a servant’s heart and is always looking for ways to help those around her. Her beautiful smile lights up any room!

Do you have a favorite memory with her from wedding planning and/or your wedding day?

Going into anything when wedding planning, my mom always asked me first, “what do you want? I will fight for it.” My mom was determined that no one would push me into making a decision about the wedding just to please them.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from her?
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received from my mom is honestly to just try my best and then let it go! From college to my first job to becoming a wife, my mom always encouraged me to appreciate the little victories and let my worries go with the knowledge that I am giving my all.

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@alexiswithlove
@painteddesertphotography

Tell us about the beautiful woman you’re pictured with

My mother is my best friend and always my shoulder to lean on. She has a beautiful soul and I admire her so much.

How does she inspire you?

My mom inspires me to be patient and graceful. She continuously shows others peace and love throughout her day.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from her?
The best advice my mother has given me is to be true to yourself and to take the path in life that will make you truly happy.

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@brooke.r.sullivan
@nbproductions.co

Tell us about the beautiful woman you’re pictured with

My beautiful mom is a firecracker who loves with her whole being, serves without hesitation, brightens any room she walks in, and will make every person she talks to feel loved, seen, and known.

Do you have a favorite memory with her from wedding planning and/or your wedding day?

On the morning of my wedding I woke up in my childhood bedroom. My mom came into my room with the most intentional and sweet gifts in her hands. As I opened the gifts and read her sweet card we cried and prayed together. This moment was so intimate and magnified the bond we have as mother and daughter. I would not be who I am, or the wife I am today without her wisdom, love, care, and guidance.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from her?

She has modeled so well how to be vulnerable and how to communicate feelings. In our family we share the depths of our hearts which has made us all very close. The way she lived her life and modeled this to us was the best life advice given. To put the advice into words I learned to bring our darkness to light, because once the light exposes darkness we can then begin the beautiful process of healing.

If we’ve learned anything from these brides, it’s that a mother’s role in a wedding can vary in the physical ways she contributes to the day, but there’s no doubt that her most important job is to be a guiding light showing her support and love for the bride.

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