We like to ask our couples how they felt the first time they saw each other on their big day.
Even if you’ve been together forever, don’t be surprised when the moment takes you on a heady, emotional ride. It is, afterall, happening on a rather monumental day.
Image by Five Twenty Library, from Calvin’s rustic vineyard wedding at Regent Singapore.
“It felt more surreal and emotional than I thought it would be.
I remembered not being able to take my eyes off my beautiful wife while walking down the aisle with her. Her warm, assuring gaze really eased my nervousness that day.” – Calvin, 31
“It was a surreal feeling for the both of us.
After dating for almost close to a decade and going through so much ups and downs in life, we are finally husband and wife and that’s a testament to our long lasting love for each other.” – Clinton, 29
Image by A Little Moment Photography, from Mark’s wedding in Her World Brides Mar’18 issue.
“I was overjoyed! Throughout the entire ceremony, I still couldn’t believe that I was finally marrying the love of my life – it felt like a dream come true.” – Mark, 27
“It felt like a dream came true. I was really nervous but at the same time, delighted to see my wife dressed so beautifully in front of me.
At that moment, she seemed like the most beautiful woman in the world and I’m the lucky man who’s marrying her.” – Nelson, 33
Image by Framewerks from Jared’s wedding in Her World Brides Mar’18 issue.
“Well, let’s just say it was quite an emotional experience for me!
I hadn’t seen my wife all morning and I was so overcome with emotion that I started crying my eyes out when the doors flung open and she processed down the aisle, flanked by her parents on either side of her. It was sublime.” – Jared, 29
Image by Kai Picture, from Yvonne’s enchanted forest wedding at PARKROYAL on Pickering.
“Happy, excited and a little nervous. I remembered that we could not stop breaking into smiles at each other.” – Yvonne, 24
“I was nervous but thrilled to see my wife in her wedding gown and I couldn’t wait to hold her in my arms.” – Dylan, 38
“I practically bawled my eyes out when I saw my husband in church when I was walking down the aisle. I was so incredibly moved by the fact that this person, who, despite knowing all my strengths and weaknesses, has chosen me for himself and is waiting for me at the end of the aisle at the altar.” – Estelle, 23
Image by Bittersweet Photography, from Carina’s starry themed wedding at The St. Regis Singapore.
“When I first saw him standing at the end of the aisle, I just remember thinking “Oh my god, this is it.”
I felt like a nervous wreck but my husband was great at calming my nerves whenever they got the better of me. He’d give my hand a little squeeze, and tell me from time to time that I didn’t have to worry about a thing.” – Carina Koh, 28
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