The first time when a groom, at the altar, lays eyes on his radiant wife-to-be is said to be the defining moment in the marriage. Well, this groom convinced the guests how much he treasured the moment and his bride by breaking down in a flood of tears while waiting for her to walk to him.
The video of the emotionally vulnerable groom, crying his heart out after seeing his wife walk down the aisle, has gone viral. The reaction wasn’t exactly expected by any of the guests, including the groom himself, but seeing the radiant smile, he couldn’t stop himself, confessed Conner Courtney, who tied the knot with Hannah.
“The moment I saw her was like seeing my entire life right in front of me. I’m usually good with handling my emotions, but after seeing her and her smile, it was tears of pure happiness and a radiance of love. I wanted to express that to her, and that’s how it came out.”
Interestingly, his wife knew well that her knight in shining armor would shed a few tears of joy, but certainly wasn’t prepared to console a grown man, whose beard and lapel was soaked with salty tears. The duo had met in a gym about two years ago and, though it may not have been love at first sight, became one marriage (and wedding) the attendees won’t stop talking for quite some time.
Hannah added that though Conner has always been a man in touch with his emotions, she was shocked by the sheer emotion that burst forth from her man.
“It made my heart feel like it was going to burst.”
The wedding was a fairytale one, with the wife and groom preferring to wed underneath a tree. The video shows the groom remarkably calm and smiling. He gives no clue what is in store, even as the bridesmaids arrive. The groom even turned his back to the aisle before the arrival of the bride-to-be.
But everything changes for poor Conner when he sees his wife-to-be, gliding more than walking, towards him. The scene is much more than what his heart can bear, and the groom smiles ever so briefly, before breaking down in a flood of tears. The efforts of Hannah’s brother, who also officiated the ceremony, to console the groom were quite futile. So powerful were those tears that even his brother-in-law couldn’t hold back as he pronounced them husband and wife.
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