When All Eyes Are on the Bride, You Should See the Groom. His Eyes Are on the Bride, Too, and Just…

The music starts, the doors open and down the aisle, two-by-two, walk bridesmaids and groomsmen. And waiting, watching, is the groom, his bride yet to enter. Suddenly the music shifts, everyone stands, and the room’s breath is collectively taken away as a woman everyone knows is transcended to a beauty none could quite imagine before this moment.

Yeah, we’ve all been to weddings. We all see this. The bride, the giving away. But the expectant groom – that moment of reveal, when he sees his wife? That’s often the most overlooked and most amazing.

From Shock to Gracious Awe…


Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.
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