‘Man, he loves that girl.’: Groom’s jaw literally DROPS after seeing stunning bride

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“It was amazing watching this day unfold, from laughter, to tears, to jaws literally dropping.

When the bride came around the corner, everyone was standing. It’s funny, because you can always tell when the main attraction is on the way. There is always chatter amongst all the guests and songs playing softly in the background.

Bride walks down the aisle with father at outdoor wedding
Chelsea Whetsel Photography

When she started walking down the aisle, I had my eyes on the groom. I remember him trying to look past some guests to see her; that giddy smile, and then BOOM. Everyone gasped, his jaw dropped, and then their eyes met. I kept thinking to myself, ‘Chelsea, you’re a professional. Don’t cry, don’t cry.’

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Groom smiles as he waits at altar of outdoor wedding
Chelsea Whetsel Photography
Groom's jaw drops at altar as he sees bride
Chelsea Whetsel Photography
Groom smiling at altar as he sees bride
Chelsea Whetsel Photography

I’ve photographed many weddings and it’s not too often I see many tears shed by the grooms, but it’s definitely not often when the groom’s jaw completely drops when he sees his wife! I think this reaction by far has to be the coolest I’ve encountered. I kept thinking when I was editing this image, ‘Man, he loves that girl.’

Groom drops his jaw at altar as he sees bride
Chelsea Whetsel Photography

The emotion was so intense it completely took over. When she started walking toward him, it’s almost like no one else was there. I don’t think they ever took their eyes off each other. What is true love? Really? Y’all — THIS. This is true love. From the heart, from the deepest part of our souls.

Bride and groom share kiss at outdoor wedding in front of guests
Chelsea Whetsel Photography

Justin and Brittnie are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met. Their wedding was full of romance and elegant features. As the night wound down, that last dance, that last slow dance between the bride and groom where the madness of the day has left and everything fell perfectly into place, was magical.

Bride and groom share kiss at wedding reception
Chelsea Whetsel Photography

It was just them, out on that dance floor, holding each other, whispering sweet words, making promises for the future, and just knowing right there, that moment, it’s all that matters. Those are the moments I live for.”

Bride and groom share a kiss with covering them
Chelsea Whetsel Photography

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Chelsea Whetsel of Chelsea Whetsel Photography in North Port, Florida. Submit your story here, and subscribe to our best love stories here.

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