Bride Is Left Speechless When Groom Decides To Do This At The Altar
Time stood still
Maggie was speechless. Was her brand new husband serious? She never expected him to say something like that, and he did in front of all their family and friends.
She stood there in silence. Her brain took a moment to register what her husband had just said. She looked at him in awe. Everyone around stared back and forth at them. They, too, were in shock.
Best Friends Forever
Maggie and Caleb were both born and raised in Asherville, North Carolina. They grew up in the same neighborhood and attended the same high school. The pair was naturally helpful and well-known in the community. One would say that they were destined to be.
Although they knew each other and shared the same friends, they never dated. It was only after they finished high school that Caleb had the guts to ask Maggie out on their first date. Maggie always knew that Caleb was sweet, but she wouldn’t expect him to do what he did on their wedding day.
The Feeling is Mutual
A few weeks after their high school graduation, the pair found summer jobs. They enjoyed each other’s company as young adults. Their friendship sparked into the fire of love. They dated for a few months until Caleb had to go away.
All their friends and family were happy at the official announcement of the dating. Maggie’s parents were overjoyed and had never seen their daughter so happy. But they didn’t know the secrets that Caleb was hiding about himself.
Is This True Love
Maggie was a devoted girlfriend to Caleb. She always supported his decisions. This made Caleb very happy, and he knew that he had found his future wife. He decided to take the next step in their relationship.
Even though the pair were still very young, there was no question in Caleb’s mind that this was the woman he wanted to spend forever with. But did Maggie feel the same way? Caleb went to a reputable jewelry store and searched for the perfect engagement ring to buy his bride-to-be. He knew Maggie loved him but was she ready to marry him?
Caleb found the perfect ring to match Maggie’s Style. He was nervous but had done everything right, including getting his parent’s permission. It was time to pop the question. He arranged a sweet dinner date and asked her ‘the’ important question. He was overjoyed when she immediately responded, “Yes! Nothing would make me happier!”
Although they were in their early Twenties, they were confident their match was right. The beautiful couple couldn’t wait to start planning their dream wedding. Their time was now.
The couple was always helpful by nature. They both had jobs and also did volunteer work in the community. Their naturally kind heart attracted them to each other.
After getting engaged, they realized how much work they needed to do for the wedding. They needed to plan the event in a unique way. All the rehearsals and event planning took up all their spare time.
Faith In Above
Maggie and Caleb were both very religious and attended Church every Sunday without fail. This was one of the great things that Caleb admired about Maggie. They had faith in God and knew they were doing the right thing.
Caleb learned how to worship God with Maggie. She liked the fact that he had an interest in Church. But she didn’t know just how serious Caleb was about his prayer.
The Soldier’s Wife
In the first few years of the couple’s dating, they were separated for a while. Caleb had a mission to be a part of the US Marines. He had to go to the base camp. It was a difficult time when he had to leave his family and Maggie.
Although being a marine is a great service, it was difficult for the family. Maggie was lonely and wanted to have her future husband near her. She also couldn’t do much wedding planning because it wasn’t the same without him. She trusted him but still worried about what he was doing without her.
Capturing The Moment
The simple couple did not want an extravagant wedding. They wanted to have their Christian faith at the center of the ceremony. There were a few minor details to still confirm, like a professional Photographer.
By the grace of God, an opening was available. One of the city’s top wedding photographers, Dwayne Schmidt contacted them. He told them he had had a cancellation and that he could now cover their big day. The young couple was overjoyed. Maggie knew she would have the best wedding pictures. But at that moment, she didn’t know exactly which important speech would be captured forever.
Trying to plan the wedding long distance turned out to be very taxing. It was a busy time, and Maggie and Caleb were relieved that most preparations were done.
On the night before the wedding, the couple sat together in silence for a moment. Everything was in place, and it was almost time. Maggie just wanted everything to go perfectly, but she didn’t know what an emotional day it was going to turn out to be.
The Big Day Is Here
When the big day finally came, Dwayne was happily snapping away, capturing all the special moments at the wedding. He was taking photos of the couple and their family, documenting them as they got ready for the most important day of their lives.
When it was finally time, the guests in the room saw Caleb enter, and then a feeling of excitement and anticipation lingered in the room as they all waited with bated breath. The guests had no idea what was coming.
Never Going To Forget This
With his eyes down, Caleb was becoming increasingly nervous as he walked closer and closer to Maggie. They had both waited for this moment for such a long time, and now it was finally upon him.
He could only imagine what his beautiful soon-to-be wife looked like behind the wall. It was a moment he will never forget. And he was so right.
The Moment Is Here
Caleb finally made it to the set of stairs near the far wall. A door beside the stairs was ajar, and Maggie was waiting just on the other side. She had been waiting for him all along, and now they had finally reached their moment. It was now or never.
She met Caleb in the doorway. At that moment, the couple grasped hands and connected. Then, just as their hands met, they immediately broke down. But Caleb had something he just had to get off his chest. And what he would say would leave everybody speechless.
Didn’t Know What Was Coming
Caleb and Maggie were completely absorbed with one another in their own private moment. But the rest of the room couldn’t help but feel some of the magic as well.
All of the women in the room were totally emotional watching the couple find each other’s hands in the doorway. It was such a beautiful moment, and it wasn’t even close to being over yet.
The couple was emotional, but they wanted to make sure that they said everything they wanted to say at this moment. Tears rolled down Caleb and Maggie’s cheeks as they decided to say a prayer. With trembling voices and hands firmly locked together, they asked God to bless their marriage.
But Caleb couldn’t hold it in any longer. He had to tell the truth.
A Beautiful Surprise
Caleb and Maggie had planned to say their prayers together, but Maggie wasn’t prepared for what would happen next. After the prayer together, Caleb said something that he had prepared carefully and on his own.
Caleb’s words came as a surprise to Maggie, and she was shocked. In front of all of the people watching, Caleb built up the courage to speak out.
Lost For Words
Everyone in the room was totally silent, on tenterhooks. With shaking hands, Caleb asked God to bless his beautiful bride-to-be and to also bless his amazing future family. Caleb believed that it was right to ask for this before they were married, and Maggie was completely touched by all of this.
She covered her face with her hands and knew that she had made the right decision. The couple never suspected that the moment would be shared by so many.
An Ever So Special Moment
Dwayne had taken one picture in particular that he was very excited about. It showed the lovebirds holding hands, completely absorbed in love and affection.
The photo was so beautiful and heartfelt that he decided to post it on his Facebook page. It was on Facebook that people began to see the photo and share it. In all his days of being a photographer, Dwayne had never experienced such a response from one photo.
Everyone responded very positively to the story of Caleb and Maggie. They loved what the photo stood for, and they loved that Dwayne was able to capture such raw emotion in the couple.
It captured the couple’s commitment to each other and to their faith in a very genuine way. He was beyond proud and honored. To his surprise, the views on social media kept growing, and people continued to support his talent and react to the fantastic story.
What A Touching Story!
At the end of the big day, the couple couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. Although it was overwhelming at times, the couple didn’t care; now, they were able to spend their time together forever.
With that in mind, Caleb and Maggie were very thankful to their guests and to Dwayne in particular. Their day would not have been nearly as impressive without being able to share it with these special people. And when they look at the moment that Dwayne captured so beautifully, they know that they will never forget the promises they made that day. But a few states over, another set of unexpected circumstances was happening.
Following The Rules
Her instructions were clear: No formal wear and no colors outside the agreed color palette. But the man felt like he needed to make a statement. This was his wedding, too, after all.
Instead of following the rules, he got a different suit and attended his wedding. What happened next was enough to show him that his fiance wasn’t playing.
Mike And Terry
Mike and Terry had dated for two years before they decided to tie the knot. Soulmates in every way possible, the two had built a beautiful life together.
People always said that the two fed off each other, given their similarities in what they loved and hated. But one day, a simple difference would come between them, stopping one of the biggest days in their lives.
A Chance Meeting
Mike met Terry at a friend’s Halloween party a few months before they started going out. He was the quiet guy brooding in the corner, and she was the energetic miss dancing to music and talking to everyone.
Of course, she gravitated to him as he had to her. A wonderful friendship would grow from this chance encounter and, from that, a two-year-long courtship. Who would think it would all come crashing down at the altar?
A Difficult Wedding
Mike and Terry’s wedding was a difficult one from the start. Mike had always been understanding, with Terry always compromising to make things work between them.
But as they started the wedding planning process, it soon became apparent that what they’d first perceived as a manageable process would test them to their limits. The end would be disastrous.
The first thing that Terry asked for was enough to make Mike shoot to his feet with his eyes wide open. “You don’t want any kids at the wedding ceremony?” he repeated what she’d said.
She shook her head, explaining that she didn’t only want kids at the ceremony but that the event wouldn’t take place in a church. Knowing Mike had deep roots in religion, Terry waited for his reaction.
Mike paced around the living room for a few minutes before sitting down. He stood again, hands on his waist, and asked Terry if she was serious.
“I have nieces and nephews looking forward to this,” he grated, still unsure if his fiance was genuinely considering a childless wedding. “And where do you presume we’re going to get married if not a church?” he asked.
“The wedding will be in a barn at night,” Terry began, handing Mike a few choice photos. She showed him what she was looking for, a barn wedding lit with rows of candles and wreathed in white roses.
“But I don’t want the roses and candles,” she said, and Mike’s brows crooked. “I want tattered rags everywhere, dark colors, and red bulbs.” But she’d only begun.
“I want wet red paint that will mimic blood,” Terry said with a straight face. She handed Mike another set of photos, gesturing at what she was talking about.
“I want the guests to either dress in monster costumes or in colors that will adhere to this color palette right here.” She pointed at an array of colors ranging from black, red, silver, grey, and dark purple. But she wasn’t finished.
Are Those Zombies?
“This is going to be a Creature Feature wedding,” she said. “I don’t want my dad to walk me down the aisle, but a mob of zombies chasing me to you.”
“I’m thinking we should do this around Halloween to save money and also to go with the whole monster theme.” She smiled even though she could see how much the news had stumped Mike. Would he agree to any of this?
Creature Feature Rules
Mike knew how much Terry loved creature feature media. She had countless books, comics, games, movies, costumes, and dolls centered around monsters.
Although he wasn’t opposed to most of her wedding wishes, he couldn’t help but feel he was being left out of the planning process. He asked one question to show him his place in Terry’s life.
Clearing The Air
“Who will we dress as?” Mike asked with his hands folded over his chest. The idea felt good, although he didn’t like the part about his nieces and nephews not attending his wedding. The least he could do was hear Terry out.
“We can go as Dracula and Mina,” Terry said. She explained that the ceremony’s theme was too dark for any child to attend. “But on a lighter note, our costumes are already at the tailor’s,” she shared. Mike’s heart stopped.
Vlad The Impaler?
“Dracula?” he stammered, already picturing standing before his friends and family in full makeup and a weird red cape. As much as he loved his wife, he couldn’t do that to himself.
“This is crazy,” he whispered under his breath. That simple comment would start a long war between the two over their wedding details, ending in a chaotic exchange on their wedding day.
Terry arranged her dream barn wedding and invited all the friends and family comfortable enough to stand by her in her creature feature ceremony.
Dressed in a 19th-century bespoke dress, with makeup that made her resemble a vampire’s beautiful bride, she raced down the aisle with zombies hot on her heels. But what she saw made her stop in her tracks.
A Changed Man
Mike was standing at the altar in a regular blue suit. His hair wasn’t swept back like Dracula’s, and he wasn’t wearing any makeup. Terry’s bouquet fell to the floor. “Get out,” she stammered. “Leave!”
Mike walked away, disappearing in the barn’s red lights. But he came in a flowing red cape and full makeup a minute later. His entrance was majestic, his face split by a breathtaking smile. But one thing was still the same.
Mike had kept his blue suit, but his shirt’s collar was stained red. He also had fangs and golden irises that made his eyes shine in the barn. Leaning in, he whispered into Terry’s ear, “Hello, bride,” in a Romanian accent. She shivered excitedly.
Mike and Terry exchanged their vows under the barn’s red radiance. Before them stood creatures of all kinds, from vampires and werewolves to Frankenstein, witches, and zombies. How great would their marriage be if their wedding was wild and fantastic?
Disclaimer: To protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.