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A photo of a Marine and his bride praying will have you in tears

A photo of a Marine and his bride praying will have you in tears
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I bet you've never seen a photo this moving before! It's from a wedding in North Carolina. This Marine and his bride kept the old tradition of waiting to see each other until the ceremony. But they wanted to pray together one last time before the wedding.

The photo went viral after the wedding photographer, Dwayne Schmidt, posted the photo on Facebook. It has since gone viral, with 38,000 likes and 6,078 shares in just a few hours.

I have photographed alot of weddings. This has to be one of the best things i have ever got to see much less...

Posted by Dwayne Schmidt Photography on Saturday, May 23, 2015

 

"I have photographed alot of weddings. This has to be one of the best things I have ever got to see much less photograph. Before the ceremony and before they saw each other Caleb said a prayer for their marriage and lives. AWESOME!!!"

Pictured are Caleb Earwood and bride Maggie Earwood  shortly before their ceremony. They wanted to follow the tradition that the bride and groom don't see each other on their wedding day until the bride walks down the aisle. So this photo is a result of that custom and a prayer.

Caleb told Today.com:

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 ... I prayed to God for my beautiful and intelligent wife that he blessed me with and the amazing family I was marrying into."

When commenting on how the photo went viral, Caleb later went on to say:

"We're thankful that our picture is able to bless so many people and touch that many hearts,"

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Source: USA Today
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