All eyes are on the blushing bride and groom during the wedding day, but what about the mother of the bride? The second leading lady of the day will be bursting with pride and emotion throughout her daughter’s wedding; the day they have both dreamt about and planned for years. Occasions Photography has photographed hundreds of weddings over the years and so we know a thing or two about mother of the bride fashion, style and etiquette.

Capturing the Mother of the Bride | Occasions PhotographersIn terms of wedding photography, the best mother of the bride outfits that we have seen use the colour palette of the wedding colour scheme. If the colour scheme is champagne, the mother of the bride could choose natural colours such as cream and beige; if it’s deep purple she might choose lilac or mauve – although she should be careful to steer clear of anything too similar to the style and shade of the bridesmaid dresses.

Mother of the bride hairstyles depend on the choice of headwear, whether it be a wide brim hat or a fascinator. Fascinators and headbands allow for a greater variety of up do’s and other hair accessories. Again, it is important to remain low key and always different to the bride’s chosen style.

It is always worth remembering to take into account the groom’s mother’s feelings and wishes throughout the wedding preparation and planning. It is standard etiquette that the mother of the bride gets to choose her outfit first, although it might be a nice gesture to go shopping together so you can choose complimenting outfits.

The mother of the bride will undoubtedly be a constant source of reassurance and support to her daughter in the stressful months leading up to the wedding day. She might not appear to do much on the big day, her role is very much behind the scenes, but she is most definitely the working force behind the intricacies of the day.

The mother of the bride definitely deserves a special thank you present to show how much she is appreciated. We provide prints in a variety of different formats such as canvases and box mounts that make ideal thank you gifts.  Surprise her with her favourite wedding day picture that she can treasure forever, just as she will treasure the happy memories of your wedding day that she so lovingly helped you to create.