It often takes months of hard work and preparation to pull off an amazing wedding. Some people can pull off an amazing celebration in shotgun fashion, but those people are few and far between. But while the wedding is important, it is more important that the person standing across the altar from you is the man or woman of your dream. You want to know who they are deep inside; you want to be able to trust them. But moments before their wedding, the bride had a shocking realization about her groom. And now things will never be the same again…
It’s normal to wonder if you might be making a mistake. Is this person really going to make your life better for the next fifty years? Or will they become a torture?
Sure you may have some jitters or be a little nervous, but the ceremony is about to happen and you’re about to make a commitment to the one person you love and cherish, and want to spend the rest of your life with.
Then, that person you love does something special and unique that you may have never expected. That’s the story of one photo of Maggie and Caleb Earwood during their special wedding day that has gone viral after one of their wedding photos was released over Memorial Day weekend. That one photo and the story has gone from ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Fox and Friends’ and even the ‘Today Show’. See why it’s become so popular and gone viral!
Just moments before a bride named Maggie Earwood from North Carolina was about to walk down the aisle, she realized a shocking truth about the man she was about to marry.
He needed to pray with his soon-to-be wife. And he needed to do it now.
The heartfelt moment was captured by wedding photographer Dwayne Schmidt, who admitted he could barely keep his composure amid the weepy eyes and overwhelming love that poured out into the room. “As soon as their hands touched he started getting emotional,” Schmidt recalled of the scene.
Per wedding tradition, the couple refrained from looking at one another before the marriage ceremony. They grasped hands, facing away from each other with eyes closed, while Caleb Earwood asked for God’s blessing over their marriage.
“We were about to take our first steps in life together, and we didn’t want to take a step without it being in God’s will,” Caleb Earwood said in an interview with TODAY. “I prayed to God for my beautiful and intelligent wife that he blessed me with, and the amazing family I was marrying into.”
The moment Maggie grabbed her groom’s hand, she knew exactly what type of marriage she was in for. And her heart was absolutely bursting with joy.
“When I first grabbed his hand, he was shaking really bad, so I knew he was really nervous,” Maggie recalled. “It relieved me to know the person I was getting ready to marry felt the same way about God.”
Maggie couldn’t hold back the tears that welled in her eyes, and neither could the wedding party. “There were no dry eyes in the room,” she expressed.
WOW! So amazing and beautiful!
How often is it in today’s world do you think THIS happens?! Or how often is it that you’ve seen a photo of a couple praying prior to a wedding go viral? I’d say from most observations not too often.