Photo of a Marine Holding Hands With his Bride on Their Wedding Day Captivates the World
This is the photo everyone was talking about Memorial Day weekend. A marine and his bride-to-be maintained the long held wedding tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony.
It a beautiful picture that just might bring tears to your eyes as the bride is showing some raw emotion and love.
KATU.com reports that the photo was taken by Dwayne Schmidt. Schmidt set up the photo about 45 minutes before the wedding. His wife helped set up the spot and linked the soon-to-be newlyweds' hands together.
The TV station reports that as soon as their hands touched, the groom, Cpl. Caleb Eastwood said he started crying, then began praying for their marriage, the military and our country.
ABC News reports that he ceremony was about to start in Asheville, N.C., when Caleb was guided to a cabin where Maggie was preparing for the service. The couple then joined their hands around a corner to not break the tradition of the groom seeing his bride before the altar. Maggie Earwood told ABC News:
They hid me in a room and he stepped up on the stairwell and he stuck his hand out and I grabbed his hand.