The Stories Behind These Emotional Wedding Photos Are So Full Of Love

Weddings are capable of bringing even the most hardhearted among us to tears.

And when you're the one walking down the aisle, you better have lots of tissues handy -- not just for yourself, but also for your nearest and dearest family and friends.

Below are five teary-eyed wedding moments we love from Maura Kutner Walters' "Pass The Tissues" piece in the Winter 2015 issue of New York Weddings.

Fred Marcus Studio
“A year of keeping my dress a secret was worth it when I walked into the bridal suite and saw my parents’ reaction. I’ll never forget it.”

Kate & Chris DiLullo, financial recruiter, medical sales representative. Married September 7, 2013, at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia.
Kelly Williams
“I was so grateful for my mother’s presence at my wedding tea ceremony, but we both felt the absence of my dad, who had passed away earlier that year.”

Catherine Yeung & Wesley O’Morrow, translator, teacher. Married June 10, 2012, at the Merchant’s House Museum.
Shira Weinberger
“I always cry at weddings, but I don’t think anything could have prepared me for how emotional I’d be when I was the bride. I remember watching the groomsmen walk away to prepare for our chuppah ceremony and thinking, Get it together, Rach. There’s so much more to come.”

Rachel & Dave Berman, social-media editor, physician. Married March 23, 2014, at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life.
Artvesta Studio
“It’s an Orthodox Jewish custom for the bride and groom not to see each other during the week leading up to their wedding. Crocheting has always been a passion of mine, and although I had never made a yarmulke before, I really wanted my soon-to-be husband to wear something I had made. The rush to finish it at the wedding hall, combined with the knowledge that I was going to see Michael soon, made me cry tears of joy.”

Celia & Michael Perlman, student, programmer. Married July 21, 2013, at Anthony’s Pier Nine in New Windsor, N.Y.
Kelly Guenther
“People kept coming in and out of my dressing room asking me, ‘Do you need anything? Can I get you anything?’ And I kept saying that I wanted someone to find my father, because I wasn’t going to be ready to walk down the aisle until I saw him. Finally, just as I asked again for someone to go get him, he appeared in the doorway.”

Sarah Lewis & Mark Christopher,student, consultant. Married December 11, 2010, at the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

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