If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a boy (who hasn’t!?), wonder no more. Elite Daily has talked to a number of Grooms to reveal exactly what he was thinking the moment he saw his Bride start walking down the aisle to become his new wife.
Here’s what our favourite ten said.
1. Here Come the Tears
“I’m a pretty tough guy and I don’t think in the four years I knew my wife before we got married she ever saw me cry. But, when the doors of the church opened and I saw her walk through them, I felt my eyes get wet and I had to seriously figure out a way to hold back the tears.” – John M., 28
2. Nervous Nancy
“I was so happy we did a first look a few hours [beforehand]. If not, and the first time I saw her was at the ceremony, I think I would have publicly been hysterically crying. My nerves would have made me pass out. But, because I had already let the tears out, with her, in private, I was ready to roll during the ceremony.” – Jason S., 26
3. Over It
“Being the groom in a wedding feels, I imagine, like being an actor in a movie feels like. It’s very fake and put together. It’s stiff. I saw her walking down the aisle, took a deep breath, and then started to countdown the minutes until the ceremony would be over.” – Seth J., 31
4. Sweating Like a Pig
“I’m a nervous sweater. When she started walking down the aisle, I felt my shirt become soaked. I wondered if anyone could see the balls of sweat forming on my forehead and my hands.” –Joe D., 27
5. Hot Stuff
“Note to future grooms: Some churches don’t have air conditioning. If you get married in the summertime, you will feel the heat. When I saw my bride walk down the aisle, I felt so hot, I wondered if I had a fever.” – Joshua S., 35
6. The True Romantic
“When I saw her walking down the aisle, I felt like the luckiest guy in the world. I know that sounds lame but, in that moment, I really wondered why she picked me.” – Clark S., 28
7. Run to Meet You
“When she was walking toward me, my mind went blank. I forgot where I was or what we were about to do. I started to walk toward her and meet her halfway down the aisle, but the priest grabbed my shoulder and whispered that I should stay standing here. It was embarrassing.” –Mike J., 33
“It’s going to be embarrassing to admit this, but I literally had to pinch myself when I saw her walk down the aisle. I hoped this wasn’t a dream but it felt like a good possibility that it was.” – Jimmy P., 31
9. Lost For Words
“I kept whispering, ‘oh my god, oh my god’ underneath my breath. If someone made me speak in that moment, I would have sounded like a 2-year-old.” – Tim W., 25
“I couldn’t help but think about the first time I saw her and met her. I went back to that moment and I smiled.” – Harvey K., 33
Images from Adela and Ramzey’s Wedding. Photography by The White Tree.