Wedding: My Mum on my Wedding Day

Photography by Angela Alexander of Little Rock, AR | All rights Reserved
Photography by Angela Alexander of Little Rock, AR | All rights Reserved

These are some of my favourite candid shots taken of my mum on my wedding day by our photographer, Angela Alexander.  I had previous spoken with Angela about how I did want some colour photographs but that I really loved the look of black and white.  Now looking back at my wedding photographs of almost ten years past I still have to agree.  Theres a way the black and white film just freezes the moment.  Of course you cannot tell that my mum is currently sporting the ‘Sharon Osborne’ bright red violet hair (that coincidentally matched my wedding colours quite well) but the cinematic feel holds you into the frame.

I planned most of the wedding all by myself with the approval of my now husband.  We found a lot of ways to get things that I really wanted in a more affordable DIY fashion like the flowers as mentioned last week.  Then there are all the special details that my mum did which made the day complete.

Veil: I told my mum that I wanted a drop veil style with a train, similar to Princess Grace Kelly. Instead of just buying one she made one for me and it got perserved with my wedding gown after the wedding.

Crown: I have always been a little obsessed with the royal family in England since I was old enough to know that I had English citizenship.  I used to have pictures of a young prince William and his mum on my vanity as a small girl.  My mum found me a replica of Lady Diana’s crown to wear on my wedding and it definitely made me feel like a princess.

Jewelry: Both my necklace and my earrings came from my mum.  I am quite picky when it comes to jewelry and yet she picked out the perfect pieces to fit not only my current style but my gown and the crown.

Garter:  My mum and I have both made wedding garters as gifts for our friends when they get married. It only seemed natural that she would make my garter.  She included special charms to fit the theme and my name (middle name Rose) and I keep it safe now with my other wedding momentos.

Flowers:  The night before my wedding my mum orchestrated the ‘flower making’ with my bridal party to put together our DIY bouquets from the roses I ordered.  She personally made my bouquet which I just adored.

Flower Girls:  I had little fairy girls for our wedding and my mum made them the cutest fairy flower girl dresses included with wings.  She also had the idea of them holding huge flowers that were big as the little girls that carried them.  Overall it was a perfect look.

As I plan my Vow Renewal for August I really appreciate all the little and big things my mum contributed to the original wedding and hope you enjoyed looking through these with me too.

Q: What are some details of your wedding that were special for you?

Bonnie Rose

  • Teresa R. Nystrom

    thanks! That has made my day.


  • Rachel Murphree

    You and your mum are both so beautiful! What a lovely wedding!
    XO, Rachel
    With Love, Rachel

  • tiarenie

    Aww, what a nice mom you have! And props to you for planning nearly everything on your own! My mom lent me some shoes and my grandma some diamond earrings for my wedding..

  • theunpoisonedapple

    I’ve always thought the more DIY in a wedding, the better. It makes things personal; and it seems ridiculous to spend a fortune when you don’t even need to. Love the black and white pictures!