A wedding photographer has captured the heart-warming moment a bridesmaid realised her best friend, the bride, had helped to set up her own special proposal on her wedding day.
Even the most rational of women can turn into ‘bridezillas’ when it’s their time to get married, stereotyped for craving the limelight for what is considered their ‘big day’.
But this touching story shows how one bride let her best friend share in her very special day by arranging a selfless surprise for her bridesmaid.
The wedding photographer explained that the bride-to-be had not only been dealing with the emotions of organising her own wedding, but in the run up to the occasion had been thinking of ways she could repay her bridesmaid for all of her hard work too.
‘Leading up to the wedding Jessica’s bridesmaid and best friend (also Jess) worked tirelessly to ensure the preparations and wedding day were perfect.
‘To show her appreciation the bride decided to share her special day with her friend, coordinating the proposal with Jess’ boyfriend.’
The moment captured by the photographer, described as ‘one of the most beautiful and unselfish things I’ve ever witnessed shooting weddings’, shows an overwhelmed bridesmaid being handed the wedding bouquet by her bestie as her boyfriend gets down on one knee in the middle of the reception.
The photographer continued, ‘Instead of throwing the bouquet, the bride spun around and walked over to her best friend.
‘Everything froze as she said “Jess… turn around…”
Instagram users rushed to comment on the touching photograph, congratulating both Jessica and her now-engaged best friend.
One follower said, ‘you are lovely beyond words!! What a beautiful moment.. wish there were more unselfish girls out here!!!’
And it seems there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, with even the photographer admitting they got teary, ‘it was so crazy that for a second right after I took that I became a spectator putting the camera down forgetting to take photos.
‘I started to cry so hard I forgot to take photos moments after it happened!’
Congratulations to Jessica and her bridesmaid!
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