Emotional Wedding Moments
9 Emotional Wedding Moments That Moved Us To Tears
As destination wedding photographers we regularly witness powerful displays of love and emotions. Some weddings are more about fun and laughter, others more about revealing love in beautiful words, hugs and tears. With love and happiness. Being so close to these people, we can’t help it but to shed a tear too. All of these emotional wedding moments made us so grateful that we can be part of them.
We decided to go back to all the photos we made and find some of the most powerful moments we experienced. Then, we asked our couples to reveal the story behind that moment and what it means to them.
Emotional Wedding Moments
Bertrand and his groomsmen praying, just moments before he saw his bride-to-be in her dress: “I never liked being the center of attention but having a day to celebrate our love for each other with people that we love just overshadowed everything – every fear, every worry. I felt so much love from my friends and family. I thought about how blessed I am to have such supportive and loving friends with me on that day.”
Katja crying, after she and Matic received an unexpected gift: “There was someone else present that evening, standing just next to us. It was my grandparents, present in our hearts, but the feeling was so much stronger. After we cut the cake, my father brought us an old present. It was 30 years old. The newspaper from the day I was born was wrapped around a bottle of spirit bought the same day. My grandparents saved it for so many years to give it to me on my wedding day. They knew they wanted to be with me on my wedding day, whether with body or with heart, and their presence made the evening unforgettable.”
Holding hands without seeing each other: “We didn’t actually see each other, but we were so excited, happy (partly, that this one day FINALLY has come, we have to admit) and curios. Even though we have been invowing ourselves for almost seven years before we got married, we felt that on the wedding day, we should save the joy of seeing each other only at the beginning of the ceremony. That first look will for all times be the one moment we will keep coming back to, in good times and in bad – as it will always remind us why we chose each other, and why we wish to spend the rest of our lives together.”
“One of the most special emotional moments that you caught on camera was during the ceremony. We had written a short testimonial for our parents to thank them for everything they have done for us. Hearing this being red to them was a really special moment for them, but also for us. Roderik was emotional and I wanted him to know that I was there for him, always.”
Sarah crying, during Bertrand’s vows to her parents: “I remember thinking how glad I was that my bridesmaids thought of hiding tissues inside my bouquet because I really needed them! I was so taken aback at the thoughtfulness of Bertrand to have written a part of his vows to my parents in Korean. It made me think “Wow. I am marrying such a sweet man who takes the time to make a vow to my parents. In Korean.”
Betrand: “I was thinking of how long my vow was and that I felt so stupid reading a part of my vows in Korean, but it didn’t matter because I really felt like I had opened up to Sarah’s family and expressed myself in a way that Sarah’s parents could really understand. I saw that speaking my heart in their mother tongue moved them.”
Sarah, after her dad’s speech: “I was so shocked to see my dad cry. I think I’ve seen my dad cry only twice in my life before the wedding day. My dad had always been so strong and unshakable. But that day I saw how much he loved me and that he is such a softie inside.”
Betrand: “I just thought that there were so many unexpected yet good things that happened throughout the day like in this photo of Sarah’s dad crying. It was so unexpected to see Sarah’s dad crying and even more unexpected to see my dad go up to Sarah’s dad and give him a hug.”
Benjamin carrying his wife through the exit: “You in my arms, love in our hearts and happiness all around us, locked in a perfect moment in time.”
Katrina and Alan laughing at a funny story during their ceremony: “I never understood why people would say that their wedding day was the “best day of their life” until this magical day unfolded for us. You can plan and anticipate the excitement. But in the moment it’s simply euphoric amore. It goes through you in waves that make you laugh and cry. It’s insane magic. ”
Swapna praying just after the ceremony: “We are two very different persons, but we complement one another with love and understanding. For me this was a very intimate and vulnerable moment. I was in tears of happiness, sunken in prayer and sharing my thankfulness with the Almighty. Aleksandar in the back was patiently sitting next to me, showing his respect for my belief and religousness.”
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Emotional Wedding Moments