19 Emotional Wedding Moments That Will Make You Teary-Eyed Too

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01/13/2016 06:42pm ET

The wedding reception may get all of the attention, but the most significant and emotional part of the big day is the ceremony.

Below are 19 heartfelt moments between dear family and friends that might just bring a tear to your eye.

<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Jonas Seaman Photography</a>
"For Jade and Zaheer, the most emotional moment was before the vows, before the rings, and before the announcement of 'husband and wife.' It was the moment when Jade was walking down the aisle with her parents on either side of her, and everyone realized that at long last, this thing was really happening." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Zorz Studios</a> via <a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Love Inc.</a>
"€œThe touching vows Brian wrote brought me to tears. My favorite part during the ceremony was when Brian reached over to wipe my tears away." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">CHARD Photographer</a>
"During the ceremony, there was a moment when the officiant had the entire bridal party come and lay their hands on the couple to pray for their future together. Not a dry eye in the house!" -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Lionlady Photography</a> via <a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Love Inc.</a>
"Steve and Ken were together for 23 years before tying the knot. Many happy tears were shed during their ceremony in the beautiful rooftop dining room of the Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Cory Ryan Photography</a>
"Caroline's bridesmaids all spontaneously burst out into tears after the ceremony, while hugging the bride and groom in congratulations." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Steph Grant Photography</a>
"Seeing her bride for the first time. This was before same-sex marriage was made legal nationwide. It was a very emotional moment for everyone and there was not a dry eye at the venue." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Del Sol Photography</a>
"The double-hand tear wipe -- a signature move for the most emotional bride or groom." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Dino Jeram</a>
"A special, tender moment between dad and his beloved daughter as she leaves the parental home." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Jonas Seaman Photography</a>
"When Jeron finally saw Sheiha for the first time walking down the aisle, he basically lost it!" -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Jerry Yoon Photographers</a> via <a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Love Inc.</a>
"Kai and Alisha share a funny moment during their vows." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Duy Ho Photography</a>
"The bride laugh-crying during her ceremony." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Rob Greer Photography</a>
"The groom was telling the bride how much he loves her in his vows." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Bonnallie Brodeur Photographers</a> via <a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Love Inc.</a>
"Every ceremony is always infused with something that makes it especially personal and sentimental for the couple." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Anna Delores Photography</a>
"The groom Wes loses his composure when he sees his bride for the first time, coming down the aisle on their wedding day." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">BG Productions Photography</a>
"Bride and her sister get emotional during the ceremony." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Jonathan Connolly</a>
"Father gets emotional while giving away his daughter at the altar." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Del Sol Photography</a>
"Hindu wedding ceremonies -- often we see so much interaction and engagement. This kind of wedding is any photographer's dream come true. It seems like there is a ceremony for almost everybody in the family to interact." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">A. Harris Photography</a>
"An emotional bride finally marrying the love of her life." -
<a href="" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Jonathan Connolly</a>
"Bride and groom sharing a very happy moment just after getting married and walking down the aisle." -

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