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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Will you cry at your wedding? (Did you?)

Before we got married, Alex told me something that made my jaw drop...

One evening, we were chatting about whether we thought we'd cry during our wedding ceremony, and Alex admitted that he hadn't cried since he was ten years old. "Guys are taught to hold in tears," he explained. "As a little kid, you don't want to be labeled a cry baby by your friends. I quickly learned to be stoic." And that lesson stuck: He hasn't shed a single tear since then, even when his father died.

I couldn't believe it. (I would be embarrassed to know how many times I've cried since I was ten.)

So, when our wedding day arrived, I wasn't surprised that Alex stayed lovely and strong through his wedding vows, and I broke down while saying mine. It was such an intense and moving moment, and I couldn't make it through the words without my voice cracking. (In fact, every makeup artist I know says their #1 beauty tip for brides is to wear waterproof mascara!)
More weepy brides...
Weepy grooms...
And don't forget the dads! :)
What about you? Who is more likely to cry at your wedding: you or your partner? Or do you think you'll both be equally dry-eyed or weepy? If you're already married, how did it go down? I'm so curious!

P.S. 10 funny wedding moments.

(Photos by Max Wanger (including ours), Dixie Pixel, Kelly Benvenuto, Jessie Holland, Lynn Michelle; Brandon Kidd and Ventola Photography, via Green Wedding Shoes, Belle Rempert via Ruffled; and James Moes, and photos, cropped, by Audrey Hannah and Sarah Maren, via Ruffled)

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Maggie B. said...

I'm pretty sure I sobbed throughout my entire wedding - all happy tears, but still... I was a total snot monster. Husband, no tears. Father, probably a couple. And my mother cried as much as I did. :)

Fallon said...

I didn't cry at my own wedding, but I bawled at my best friends wedding.

Anonymous said...

I'm tearing up just looking at these photos! So yeah, I will probably cry at my own wedding!

Chantel B. said...

I thought I would cry during my vows but pure adrenaline and happiness overtook me and I was fine! BUT....every time I looked over at my sister-in law (who was BAWLING!) the tears would come and I'd have to look away.

Is it weird that while practicing my speech at home the day of I would cry my eyes out but once the moment arrived at the reception I was totally stoic?? I felt like a robot! Guess I was nervous ;)

p.s. love the phots! They made ME cry, haha! Then again I am pregnant and hormonal.

vanessa (the gal) said...

i'm SURE i will!!! you look stunning!
ps: what did he tell you??????

xo's, VANESSA

A Fashion Gal & A Fireman
http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

It's funny...I cry buckets at everybody else's weddings, but I didn't cry at my own. I was smile ear to ear the entire time.

Emily said...

I cried while walking down the aisle! There was something about seeing all of my friends and family in one place, for us. I also cried when my husband read his vow. It's the perfect day for joyous crying.

vanessa (the gal) said...

oop! i missed the "Read More" link... got it now!
he's darling... you got a sweet one!!

xo, VANESSA

Cheryl said...

I didn't cry:( Mainly because I don't like to cry in front of people. Always feel like I have to be the strong one in my family, and always be happy... but my hubby teared up. He's such a sweetheart. However, I cry in personal settings with my husband -always from being so happy:) Or a sappy movie :)

Carlyn said...

My parents always talk about how at their wedding my dad started crying and my mom started laughing! she said she was so full of emotion and when she saw my dad cry (which she had before) she just couldn't help but giggle!

Lindsey Arotin said...

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary last week. We celebrated with an intimate (just the two of us)vow renewal ceremony where we both cried (again)! I'll have pictures of the renewal ceremony up on my blog next week!

xo,
Lindsey
http://lindseyarotin.blogspot.com/

brenda said...

On my wedding day in Ireland my dad and I held hands the entire journey to the little abbey we got married in. He silently wept the whole way. I will never forget it. He didn't say anything just held my hand and wiped the tears away every now and then. I also cried while saying my vows and when I turned around after... ALL of my friends had the tissues out ! I just cried a little now when I looked at these beautiful pictures .

Olga said...

I BETTER cry when I get married. It's amazing to see someone so overwhelmed with joy and that's exactly how I want to feel :)

http://olgasrecord.blogspot.com/

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, brenda, that is the sweetest thing i've ever heard.

Mallory Nickels said...

I'm such a crier! It's a little sad, but I had to completely put out of my mind what was going on when I got married. If I had even started to think about what was going on I would have completely lost it. I teared up a bit when my cousins sang "How Great Thou Art" but quickly thought about something else! Once I started , I would have never stopped!

Anonymous said...

I didn't cry at our wedding at all. In fact, one of my favorite pics from our wedding was right before my husband and I walked out together. My husband and I are holding hands and making funny faces as we were waiting to walk down the grassy hill to all of our friends and family. We were so happy and light. We took the entire thing very seriously, but not ourselves.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, vanessa, just that he hadn't cried since he was 10--i was shocked! like, not one tear!

amourissima said...

I am seriously the worst.

I'm actually crying now just looking at those pictures.

jacquelyn | lark & linen said...

Ohmigosh I'm going to be a DISASTER! I think Justin will stay strong (I've never seen him cry in 6 years) - but my dad will be a wreck as well. He's a big suck and I love him for it

This alone made me tear up! I'm doomed!

Paige said...

What sweet photos. Neither my husband nor I all-out cried during our wedding, but we both got very misty-eyed at a couple points. Seeing my husband close to tears was actually the thing that got to me the most. As a strong man who also doesn't cry, it touched my heart very deeply to see him almost overcome by emotion.

Gray Skies said...

I'm not much of a crier, so I wasn't surprised that I didn't even get misty-eyed at my own wedding. But the weddings of my best friends? The tears definitely flowed then!

Barchbo said...

I laughed and smiled a lot during our wedding - but I also cracked up with hysterical laughter while delivering our son. I am a laugher!

My husband got tears in his eyes when I told him something "deep" the night we met. It's pretty much the reason I agreed to go out with him! He got tears in his eyes during our wedding, but no real crying. He laughed at me a few times, though.

Alison said...

I was fine the entire day, until my little sister (who is my only sibling) got up at the reception to give her maid of honor speech. She started crying about half-way through, so I of course fell apart as well.

coasterkim said...

I'm getting married in 30 days and I know I'll bawl like a baby! I've just accepted the fact that all pics of me will be with my red blotchy crying face. Sigh. My dad is a crier too so that won't help! I don't think my fiance will shed a tear but he may surprise me.

Liz said...

I know I'll cry at our wedding (in 6 weeks!) but I hope it's not embarrasing - I'm totally scared of absolutely SOBBING / making things awkward. Even looking at these beautiful photos made me tear up....I'm such a cry baby! :)

k8te said...

i just got married two weeks ago...my husband had tears in his eyes, but didn't well over! I held it together almost the whole time, until one of my bridesmaids did a reading and started choking up...so, then i shed a tear or two :)

Lara {simply irresistible} said...

Well - the fact that I almost started crying looking at these pictures is a testament to my emotional nature :) I will likely cry on my wedding day (only 37 days away!!) but I strongly doubt my fiance will. He is like Alex - a non crier. Me on the other hand? I cry about once a week.

MB said...

im half sicilian half latina... there will be crying from me. my parents and my brother. its in our genes to be dramatic....

Stephanie said...

I only cried for a brief moment. When the pastor asked "Who gives the woman to be wed?" my father's voice cracked as he said, "She gives herself freely, and her mother and I give our blessing." My mother passed away several years ago, but it was so moving to know that she was their in our hearts. And to know that I had her blessing. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house at that moment.

Janie Kamenar said...

At my civil ceremony, my husband, myself, and our moh and best man (the only other people present) all teared up. At my church ceremony the next day, my husband cried. I grinned like a fool.

Lanie said...

Considering I just cried seeing these photos, you know the answer to who cried at our wedding!

StephV said...

As my fiance puts it, I cry if a leaf falls off a tree...so yup, I'll be crying definitely...this post just made me teary eyed!

~ Faith said...

Interestingly enough, I held strong and only teared-up on my wedding day... my husband nearly broke down while reciting my vows. My heart nearly burst in that moment, knowing the sheer emotion that he was experiencing.

~F

Petya K. Grady said...

Our wedding vows were SOMETHING ELSE because we both had to say them twice, in English and then Bulgarian. When my husband (American), starting crying while saying his vows in Bulgarian EVERYONE cried! EVERYONE. People were entirely surprised and we all just laughed and laughed about it after the ceremonial part was over. It's now a story people tell about our wedding. It's the sweetest.

Ash the Bash said...

I'm a crier at everybody elses wedding and even teared up at these pics so pretty sure I am going to be blubbing.

We got engaged on Saturday :-) and I always thought I would cry then as well but I stayed strong so maybe I will be ok on the big day!!

erin said...

oh dang. i'm such a cryer. i bawled through my sister's wedding, can't imagine what i'll be like come august.

Jacy said...

I cried at my wedding... I was 20 years old and pretty naive to be honest; in love and my fairy tale was coming true...

Now that I'm divorced (due to my husbands dual life of sex addiction and infidelity and 20k in secret credit cards for it all), I'm certain I'll bawl when I remarry.... Because now, I have such a better understanding of what love, marriage, trust, loyalty and commitment really are than I did before. And being that I have a son and my marriage will be the forming of a 'new family unit', it'll be even more special for me (us) I think.

I'm nowhere close to getting remarried, but I'm looking forward to doing it again, this time with a man who cherishes and loves me, truly.

Love all of the pictures! You were a beautiful bride!

Xoxo

Jacy
wwwynameisjacy.com

aislin said...

i almost started crying just looking at these photos! so lovely. and yes, i'm sure i'll be through a entire tube of waterproof mascara before i'm even down the aisle.

A-Russ said...

I did not cry at our ceremony at all, but the Husband cried like a baby. I almost felt bad... But I did my fare share of crying at the daddy daughter dance.

Elise said...

I cried the night before. My last night in my room. My mom slept in my room with me and we had several moments of hugging and she brushed my hair and scratched my back while I fell asleep. I didn't cry during my vows, but I did cry as my husband washed my feet and dancing with my dad to his favorite song "butterfly kisses".

Anonymous said...

Neither my husband nor I cried at our wedding-- we both have the clearest memories of standing up there together, just being totally, completely present (with massive smiles on our faces) and looking into each other's eyes. Our mothers each teared up when they did their readings... and I tear up whenever I'm at someone else's wedding. Those weepy husbands and dads just did the trick now too! Ahh. Need a cup of coffee to sniffle into... Thanks for sharing those photos!

-Megan K

Carly G said...

I cry at everyone's wedding but didn't cry at my own. I was so overcome with joy and excitement and adrenaline that I didn't shed a tear. I did however cry at our rehearsal when my Dad started crying walking down the aisle, so that probably helped get the nerves out! (My husband shed a few tears at our reception when we took a minute to stand back and look at all our loved ones breaking it down on the dance floor. It's my fav part of our wedding video)

Alexa said...

i KNOW i will cry and i am sure my dad will, too. not sure about husband, though--haven't met him yet!*

*to my knowledge... :)

Emily said...

I had cried so much leading up to my wedding that on the day, I was all cried out. It was great! My husband, on the other hand, cried the whole time. I loved it!

Sara Estis said...

Just reading this made me cry! I will definitely be crying at my own wedding!

VintageDanielle said...

I started to get teary eyed just looking at the photos. I had a dreasm of my future wedding and I was crying in it, I cry at a lot of things so I just know I'll be needing the waterproof makeup.

Anonymous said...

no tears at mine but plenty the week beforehand.

Katie said...

Well since I just cried reading this post, you probably know my answer :) Yes I cried at my wedding, but only a little. I was very surprised when my husband did too. He shed a few sweet tear drops as I came down the isle...a moment I will remember forever.

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

I was fine until my husband to be said his vows to my 18 year old daughter...I cried, he cried, she cried and when we looked back at the photos, everyone including the photographer was crying...it was the one of the happiest days of my life. Thanks for this post it is nice to remember such wonderful things.

Jillian L. Schweitzer said...

I teared up only two times, right before I walked down the aisle when I heard the music start up and at the end of my vows. The hubby never wavered, just had the biggest cheesiest grin on his face the entire time.

Kiana said...

I hate when anyone sees me cry even at socially acceptable moments like weddings and funerals. I didn't cry at my own wedding, I guess because I was too happy and a little nervous. At my brother in law's wedding last year, he started sobbing as soon as he saw his bride walk down the aisle and she and everybody else (including me!) totally lost it too! Even though it was so cute and everybody was crying, I still felt a bit embarrassed about crying in public. I have no idea where that comes from!

Jenna said...

I am a notorious for crying about anything even remotely sappy so I was sure I would be a puddle of tears at our wedding. I cried when I walked down the aisle with my dad who was also crying but once I got to Martin I just felt so calm and happy. We smiled and laughed through the whole thing. It was surprising to me but also one of the most amazing and confirming moments or my life.

RoOHOohoO said...

This photos are so beautiful...so much raw emotion embedded in there! I started crying looking at them...so I think yes, I will be crying at my wedding if it ever comes :]
you looked gorgeous Joanna! White is a good color on you!

Elena said...

Hmmm...is it bad that I'm tearing up just reading this post and looking at the pictures? If that's any indication, I'll definitely be crying on my wedding day. Although lately I'm wondering if I'll ever meet a man, fall in love and get married :(

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

I'll definitely cry...I could barely make it through this without tearing up. I'm so sensitive! :)

MN said...

I'm sure I will cry. My fiancée and I got out marriage license yesterday and he's uber stoic but teared up when he saw the document. Unexpected but very sweet!! I love this post, you looked stunning in your wedding day!!

mosey said...

I cried at our wedding and my husband was definitely on crying breaking point :)

katherinekiyoko said...

I've only seen my husband Michael cry 3 times: the day he proposed to me, the night before our wedding (after the rehearsal dinner), and on the big day. He's cried more in the past 2 years than he had in the decade before!

That being said, we both cried on the big day, but not during the ceremony. We broke down during our first dance.

ElsaD said...

Those tears are such a blessing! I am sure I'll cry...and I think that my bf (if we get married ;) ) will cry too...xoxo Viva El Amor!

Anonymous said...

Sad, I know, but I begged my husband NOT to cry. When he does, his eyes become bloodshot for hours after. We took the majority of our pictures before the wedding, but I knew he'd never forgive himself for looking blotchy in our reception photos. So we both vowed to smile when we thought we would cry. And it worked!

The dance with my dad was a completely different story though...Not a dry eye in the room!

Beth said...

Oh, I cried! My writer-husband's vows were incredible, so of course the tears started flowing. My mother-in-law was so awesome, though--she had stashed tissues under her front-row seat and leaned forward to me with a Kleenex during the ceremony! (P.S. I cry at pretty much all weddings, so it wasn't that shocking :) )

Emily said...

like you all, we had a first look, and our photographer *beautifully* captured the moment my husband first saw me all decked out--he got teary, and it was such a lovely moment.
during the ceremony, we both got a little teary during the vows, but in a respectable, not-making-a-scene way (we're both from stable, non-emotive Midwestern stock :) ).

Sarah Hope Dickert said...

I bawled like a baby walking down that aisle. It was amazing.

jen said...

No tears for me but my husband shed a few. I rarely cry or at least I rarely cried when I got married 9 years ago. I think I'm a softie now - I would definitely cry!

Amanda said...

My husband cried, I didn't ;-)

ShoKa said...

I cried during my friends weddings, but not on mine :)
During our ceremony we were smiling... soooo smiling that after the ceremony my friend said - "I thought you will start laugh out loud'":)
And it's still like that in our life - 4 years after the wedding :)

Annie said...

During the ceremony, my husband and I got a little teary but we didn't cry. During the reception my husband had a surprise for me (a page from my novel "hidden" among the decor) and that's when I started crying. A little after that, while our guests were enjoying our cookie table, my husband and I got to dance to "First Day of My Life," which had been our runner-up for a first dance song. It was just us on the dance floor, and I started tearing up again. But I think my husband made it through without any major tears. For the most part we were having too good a time to get teary!

Shawnee said...

this gave me the shivers. fantastic post. xoxo

CLP said...

I just got a little teary eyed looking at the photos. For about 6 months before my wedding I would cry anytime I thought about my dad walking me down the aisle. When the actual day came I was too nervous to cry and really just concentrated on walking. I did cry a bit when my husband was saying his vows because I thought he was going to cry.

Elle @ nutritionella said...

I start to tear up just thinking about my upcoming vows so I know there's no hope for me! I kind of would love to see a tear in my fiancés eyes too!

Anonymous said...

I remember crying ALOT in the months up to my wedding - just thinking about it. I was so filled with joy, that I knew I would be a bawling mess. Funny thing is, as that moment arrived, all I could do was SMILE. My face hurt from that smile. All. Day. Long. No tears - just smiling. I shocked myself. I could feel myself beaming from the inside out. It is a feeling I will never, ever forget. Blissed out!

Kelly Rae said...

It's really hard for me to cry in public. I did get super emotional during our vows but no tears.

My husband did get teary eyed when I walked down the aisle and when his mom spoke her words of wisdom for our ceremony.

Bianca said...

Cried like a baby... might have even said "dang you" to the hubs for making me cry...

Pamela said...

I thought I would be a sobbing mess since I cry at most MetLife commercials, but sheer will and adrenaline powered me through. Every one of our guests were in tears though. It was sweet! An aunt came up to us afterwards and told us she kept telling herself to stop crying, but then she would start all over again.

simpleandkeen said...

I'm a softie, so I know I'll probably cry at my wedding this November. I don't think my Dad and I could handle a father/daughter dance, so we may not do it to relieve the possible waterworks.

Chrissie's Ribbons said...

Myself and my husband both started giggling, progressing to full blown laughter by the end of the ceremony. The congregation caught our giggles too, so it really was a joyous occasion! We were both so full of emotion and people still talk about it five years on!!!

RAENOVATE said...

i SOBBED at our rehearsal, to the point of not being able to speak (and i'm not a crier). fortunately for the sake of our wedding photos i got it out of my system the day before and simply produced a couple of glistening tears.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh dear, just looking at all those photos and the tears are rolling down my face.
We both shed a few tears at our wedding. We were fine until my brother started doing a reading, he kept getting choked up and could barely get through it - sent us all over the edge.

ag. said...

I cry at every wedding I see on tv or in movies, even these photos got me a little weepy!...I'm just a crier in general! So I thought I'd be a big baby come my wedding day. Instead, my dad cried before and during walking me down the aisle and my husband got all teary-eyed as I walked towards him (and he never cries!). Me on the other hand - no tears! Go figure! And then a month later at my best friends wedding, I was a mess! I cried at everything!!!

Unknown said...

Ugh, I just cried reading this thinking about my husband crying at my daughter's wedding. She is 9 months old. I need to get a grip.
BTW, hi Joanna, not sure if you remember me but I went to Adams. Marcie. I think we had French together. Anywho, love your writing, makes me teary more than I like to admit :)

Bryna Shields said...

I can barely make it through OTHER peoples' vows without tearing up, I don't even want to know what my wedding will be like!

Gina said...

I totally cried at my wedding. My husband, much like Alex, is naturally stoic and strong. In our 11 year relationship prior to getting married, I can only recall seeing him cry once before the wedding. So I didn't expect him to cry at our wedding. He was fine during the ceremony, but at the reception after our dads gave their speeches I caught a couple of tears rolling down his cheek. He cried again this year at during my dad's speech at my sister's wedding. Maybe my dad brings it out of him. Regardless, it was priceless to see him finally tear up at something.

gulia1983 said...

I am pretty sure that I just cried while looking at these photos...I might be in trouble if I get married one day!

Bethany said...

I definitely cried, in fact, several of my bridesmaids, my mom, my dad, and several family members did. My husband was teary when he saw me come down the aisle. I think it was a combination of things that made it so emotional for everyone. It feels like the culmination of two families raising children to become responsible, loving adults and that in itself is worthy of rejoicing, but for my family it was partly a celebration of all that y family has survived. My mom had metastatic breast cancer, and the year that I got married she was doing really well. We were all conscious of her presence and so thankful that we could all celebrate together. I am so thankful that I got married when I did, because after that her health got much more complicated until she passed this past January.
My wedding was the best day of my life for so many reasons - very worthy of happy tears. :)

Alli said...

We both thought we'd cry during our ceremony, but neither of us did! We were just so overwhelmed with excitement, I think, that the adrenaline prevented the tears. Such sweet pictures...especially the dads crying!

Shana said...

This is a great post! We just had our wedding this past October and I'm the person who cries at the drop of a hat. Seriously, I'm the one who cries at those Sarah McLachlan animal commercial, weeping! I was convinced I would be a mess at the ceremony, crying like a child trying to get though my vows. My husband is not a cryer at all. We've been together for 7 years now and I've only seen him shed a tear once- once in 7 years! Cut to the ceremony- he cried like crazy and had a hard time getting through his vows. Although I was a little shaky, I did not she a tear! I was tickled pink that my hubby was so emotional. I have no idea how I held it together, but it was a lovely ceremony and I wouldn't change a thing!

Susan said...

OH My God. I was crying like a baby. For some reason someone thought it would be a good idea for the groom to say his vows first and they were so beautiful, he teared up a little too. I had a feeling i might be kind of emotional, so I made sure my something blue was a lovely embroidered hankie.

Corrie Anne said...

I cried just looking at those pictures. I reallly didn't cry in the wedding. I really expected to, but I was just so stinking happy!!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

My husband cried. It was only the second time I've ever seen him teary (he teared up when he proposed), and he's never cried since. The funniest thing was that my bridesmaids completely lost it the minute they saw him slightly break down and by the time I got to the end of the aisle they were completely bawling, one of the girls was wiping her nose! It was great comic relief for me as I was able to laugh and breath for a minute before we began. Of course, I still cried. There's nothing more beautiful than that moment you vow to be with your soul mate forever. (Except maybe that moment you meet your child). The pictures of you crying are so sweet. You can tell how in the moment you were :)

Bubbs... said...

Oh my goodness! My eyes teared up just going through those photos!!! haha...I think you can tell just by that how often I cry...

Bubbs...

katie roz said...

considering i cry (happy tears)over things like finding that my boyfriend did all of the laundry when i was at work, yes - i do believe i will be an utter mess on my wedding day.

wonderousclusterf#@k said...

I've been wondering/worrying about this lately. I'm getting married next May, and I fear that I'll probably start blubbering the second I walk down the aisle. I am not a pretty crier. I know my fiance will probably cry, he did when he proposed, but his crying is always very quiet and subdued. I am the opposite, I make the most horrible faces!

K said...

I cried many times, but the two I distinctly remember were these: first, when I was still in my street clothes at the location, organizing some last minute thing, and the DJ was testing the record player, and one of my favorite songs was suddenly blasting, filling the room, and I was so excited and elated that everything was about to happen! Then, when I was dressed and about to go meet my groom for our pre-wedding photos, and my good friend/florist handed me my bouquet. It was so beautiful, and it captured everything lovely about the day. God, these are making me cry now.

Anonymous said...

I really thought I would cry, I cry at everything.. but in the end I didn't. We both were just grinning like mad! My mother-in-law cried though :o)

Christina said...

My husband cried so hard that he didn't really even say his vows out loud! Meanwhile, I kept it together (and I cry at everything!). A few months later, we were at my brother's wedding and I cried my eyes out during the vows. My husband nudged me and said, "Oh, sure, you cry now!"

Wendy said...

Omg, I'm weepy from reading this post, lol.

Btw, you were a stunning bride. :)

How I Roll said...

I cry at every wedding ever, including my own.
My husband and I got married in the courthouse because we were busy people and we just wanted to BE married without all the stress. I was surprised by how intimate and private it was, like this secret pocket of the universe for just him and me.
This is my favorite photo from our wedding: http://homepage.mac.com/lindamkingstudio/Rob&Melissa/Files%20for%20web/IMG_018-8778.jpg

Briel79 said...

Just looking at these photos, especially the groom and dad ones, brings tears to my eyes so you can bet I'll cry if I ever get married. I don't think it's a sign of weakness for a guy to shed a few tears now and then.

Un coup d'aile said...

i made the whole church weep with me...

Ash said...

i was shocked when my hubby cried during our first look... there is a sweet picture of that..

and my dad... oh my dad... the tears, the photos.. so sweet...

i did the "im about to cry but im holding it back" face.. not the PRETTIEST, but... oh well... its my wedding, i can look like a hot mess if i want to!

Lily said...

I cried the entire time. The minister told the congregation "At least she is pretty when she cries" to lighten the mood. I couldn't control it. Ha!

Erika said...

My husband and I have been together for 11 years and have known each other for 12. I have never seen him cry. Well, I take that back, the first and only time is when he cuts onions. Otherwise when we were married, no tears, when our daughter was born, no tears. I am quite the opposite;-)

cominghomesoon said...

most definitely, I will be a MESS!

xo

.aubrey c. said...

only for a spilt second cause I saw my hubby tearing up when he hugged his grandma!

http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

SEB said...

My husband used to sarcastically predict whether or not grooms would cry at weddings (we'd been to a LOT before we got engaged). Whether he was right or wrong, he would always tease the grooms if they did. Well, karma's a bi**h, right? None of our guests thought he would, (they all told me after), and he ended up choking back visible tears when he said his vows. (I did, too, but what bride doesn't?) Anyway, it was one of the most powerful moments at our wedding and still is. (And he doesn't make predictions or fun anymore :-)

Lisa Griffin said...

i just went to my friend's wedding and both her and the groom lost it! it was so sweet i think the whole ceremony was weeping!
in dramatic fashion

Brittany said...

My wedding was outdoors overlooking a lake, and I waited indoors until my turn to walk down the aisle. As soon as I heard the processional music, I lost it. My dad kept leaning over to tell me how beautiful I was, or how perfect everything was, etc. and I kept having to say "stop it." "Stop talking!" Because everything he said only made it worse! I cried the whole way down the aisle, while smiling! My video is so funny because I turn to hand my bouquet off to my MOH, but then decide to keep it--because my tissues were hidden in it! I got myself together until we had to turn to thank everyone for coming and my husband is obviously looking away because he started crying then, too! We did eventually get it together! Afterward several people told me that our guests got their money's worth. The worst crying I've seen was my SIL. She was crying harder than I was and did a full body snort from her knees to her head to suck snot back up! It didn't help for long though, because she dripped snot into her bouquet! It was sooooo awkward!

melissad said...

My husband is the exact same way. He had told me he didn't remember the last time he cried (and I cry multiple times a week). But when we were saying our vows, I think I heard his voice crack a little! But oh gosh, my dad was BAWLING. I meaning weeping! My mom was fine, but my poor dad just fell to pieces. I guess thats where I get my water works from.

Sara said...

I thought I would bawl, but didn't. I stressed so much about that, that when the time came, my dad said something funny and we just owned it. My husband said he wanted to "get married like a man" - something his best friend had said for HIS wedding day, so no tears for him, either. :)

Meadow said...

My guy doesn't cry either. I saw him cry once - when his cat died at age 19. That was awful. I don't think men should cry (other than deaths or their fav team wins the Stanley Cup LOL). I cry a LOT. With that said, I am not sure if I'd cry at my own wedding. You never know. I doubt my guy would cry and I hope he doesn't or I will too and we'd both be a mess LOL.

Jessica said...

I actually didn't cry once during my wedding, I was just too damn happy to cry! My husband on the other hand was really close to tears during his brother's speech (the speech had almost everyone in the room in tears).

helencounters said...

I had never seen my husband cry until the day of our wedding. Surprisingly I didn't! Until the day after then it all came flooding out. He also cried when our son was born and again I did not. Have cried many times since!

Breakfast at the Zemke's said...

I got a little teary eyed at the ceremony but other than that there weren't too many tears. I think my husband was so nervous he couldn't shed a tear. Our mom's were sure crying a lot though haha.

Amie said...

I thought I would cry - I didn't shed a single tear!! I just had this HUGE goofy grin the ENTIRE time!! HAHAHA!! It was GLORIOUS! :)

~ AKM ~ said...

My husband and I were married just under 2 weeks ago - I thought for SURE I would cry, but when the time came I was just to excited... happy... flat out giddy to shed a tear! He got a little choked up during our vows, which only made hearing those words sweeter (and me even happier).

Anonymous said...

i felt tears come on during the reception... but it was my fault for putting "the luckiest" by ben folds on the playlist. ;)

Robbyn said...

I cried like a baby through every word of my vows, pausing only to fan my face and laugh at myself. I have a tendency to cry when I'm really nervous, so that combined with the emotions of our wedding day turned me into a blubbering mess.
My husband got a little misty eyed, but no actual tears. I've seen him cry exactly 3 times in our 7 years- at the births of our two boys, and when we thought we'd lost our dog.

leah said...

one of the few times i have ever seen my husband cry was at our wedding. we got married in our driveway, and when our song began playing (first day of my life by brighteyes), he and I both started crying.

neither one of us can hear that song and not get a little choked up. sometimes if the ipod is on random it will come on while we are making dinner, or sitting around the house. neither of us can help getting a tiny bit teary eyed.

Miss Mandi said...

I'm crying just reading these comments, so i think it's safe to say that a tear or two will be shed...
just 65 more days!

Becky said...

I got married this past Saturday, and I didn't cry at the wedding. I momentarily felt guilty because I cry at everything, including watching Animal Planet. From the moment I saw my now husband and the end of the aisle to when we said goodnight to our families and friends, I couldn't stop smiling. I have never felt that much joy and happiness in my entire life. I let go of what I thought I should do (cry), and I fully embraced how I felt (happy).

Casey said...

OH my gosh, what a fortuitous post! I'm getting married this weekend (2 days, AH!) and I have been so emotional all week - I just cried during Ambush Makeover on the Today Show!! I just know I will be bawling during my ceremony. Luckily, I just bought a new tube of waterproof mascara!!

Anonymous said...

I got a little choked up when I was coming down the aisle, but no tears. My sister got married about 5 months before I did though, and I had a really time staying composed for her wedding. I think I got it all out then!

Smith And Ratliff said...

These are precious photos. At my cousin's wedding back in December, his bride-to-be choked up during her vows. It was very sweet.

I don't think I'll cry, but who knows?

Danielle said...

I'm pretty sure EVERYONE cried at my wedding. Including my husband who was convinced he wouldn't :) we wrote our own vows and there was no way I could have stood there and listened to the beautiful things he said without crying!

Bobbie said...

On purpose I planed our ceremony to be (at max) 5 minutes and entirely traditional, so there wasn't a lot of room for emotion and tears. However, I can't help but cry at other people's weddings, especially if the groom cries. Not sure why that is...

Kimberly jacobs said...

I come from a long line of criers and thought for sure I would bawl as soon as I started down the aisle! Surprisingly, I made it all the way through UNTIL..."til death do us part." And then I was waterworks. Not to mention my dad and I crying/laughing all the way through the father/daughter dance. By that point, everyone at the reception was crying!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh my word - the dads are killing me!

Cassie said...

My husband and I both cried during the ceremony. At one point, I had a snot tentacle shoot out and quickly sucked it back in, which made us both break out in laughter.

Katie said...

Just looking at those pictures made me tear up! So I guess the answer is yes, I will!

Fancy Pants said...

I totally did. But funny story, at one point in the ceremnoy when we were kneeling, I kept looking up at the ceiling trying not to cry..and I caught my brother's and he mouthed, "Stop F#$%ING Looking At Me." It was a moment of much needed hilarity and I was able to get through the rest of the ceremony tear free;)

Ana F. said...

My husband is exactly the same way - he never cries. He almost cried when he proposed and when we got married, but didn't shed a tear. That's just the way he is!

Roseann said...

Both my parents walked me down the aisle. My mom's a talker, and she was talking while we were walking, and starting to cry, and when she cries I cry, so I told her that she couldn't talk. In the video we are both trying to hold back tears. During the ceremony I didn't cry, but my nose started to run because I was holding in the emotions, so I had to get a tissue from my maid of honor. My groom was absolutely stoic, as I knew he would be. You can see photos here:

http://www.thenakedrose.com/2012/01/some-photos-from-ceremony.html

Taylor said...

My husband cried all through our meeting before and during the ceremony, I didn't shed a tear. He is the crier in the relationship, but I love it that way!!

megan said...

My husband cries happy tears. Whenever I give him a card with sweet words or make him a gift he cries.
We both cried at our wedding ;)

Sarah said...

I bawled at my wedding. As soon as I walked in and saw all the people I loved and that loved me. Then I saw my dad crying and I just lost it. My husband started crying when he saw me crying, not as much as me but still tears. Later my husband told me he was scared to kiss me because I was crying so hard. I was just so happy to be married to the person I loved for eternity that I couldn't control the tears. But I don't regret it - it was one of the few times I've ever shed happy tears.

Holly said...

I cried in the days before the wedding and immediately after when my husband and I went away to have a little moment together, but I was sooo nervous throughout the ceremony that I surprisingly didn't cry! And I always cry! (just seeing the pictures in this post made me tear up a little haha!)

Rachel L. said...

My husband and I made it through the ceremony and our vows, but my husband really broke down during our first dance. It was so incredibly sweet. :)

helen ethel studio said...

Well, considering that fact that I completely broke down in tears as he was proposing to me and that I am teary eyed just reading this blog post, I'd say that I am definitely going to be a weepy bride. I also think that my fiancé will shed a tear or two at some point during our wedding day. :) Beautiful photos- thank you for sharing. :)

Jaime Lee said...

So adorable, what a great wedding pic of you. Didn't cry, because I didn't want to mess my makeup. plus, my husband kept cracking jokes, and making me laugh while we were saying our vows. 10years this July!!

Anna Louisa said...

I'm a huge crier, so I was very happy that I only got teary as I walked down the aisle...I was smiling too big the rest of the time! :)

http://anna-gemutlichkeit.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

I did not cry at my own wedding (too nervous about all the eyes on me I think!) but do cry at the weddings of my close friends and family. I bawled through my baby brother's :)

Anne said...

My fiance told me the same thing! He's only cried once since was about 11 or 12.

I don't think either of us will cry. I want our ceremony to be pretty upbeat and joyful, and I think we're more prone to laugh than cry. I can be a cryer, but honestly I'm more likely to cry over spilling my wine than I am about something emotional. :)

A Butter Life said...

I thought I definitely would not cry at my wedding. I didn't cry when he proposed, I didn't cry when trying on my dress- not at any of the typical moments. But then that moment came. I started crying the second I was being walked down the aisle by my dad. I was just so so happy. I was surprised that my husband cried too. It was the second time I had ever seen him with tears in his eyes.

We had a teary wedding overall. I got a lot of responses afterwards from guests commenting on how emotional it was. My husband's best friend couldn't make it through his toast because of all the tears. It was also one of the only times I have ever seen my parents cry. We had a slideshow during our ceremony and I think that got to everyone. I didn't realize it in the moment, but looking through the photos afterwards, there were definitely a lot of tears being shed by everyone there.

Love this post!

Tigergoose said...

I almost cried at my wedding twice: during the vows (my voice cracked once) and while dancing with my dad (my lips quivered a bit). Something about being in the moment that was so CRAZY and REAL and EXCITING kept me from actually tearing up. I also think I was a bit nervous!

It's funny, though, because I thought for sure I would.

Same thing as when he proposed - beforehand, if we talked about the idea, I'd get emotional, but when it actually happened, it was such a surprise, I just said, "Oh my god!" over and over, smiling from ear to ear. Lastly, buying a dress was the same way for me. I definitely didn't cry when I found the perfect dress. I just laughed and smiled and squealed a lot. :)

Either way, the moment is beautiful for everyone in his or her own way.

Missdgear said...

I am not usually a teary person but when my brother came to pick me up I very nearly cried, then as we went down the aisle I had some very unflattering pictures taken of me trying to not cry, I did find it so emotional and my wonderful husband who cries at the drop of a hanky was so strong all the way through - we were the opposites of how we usually are.

Lovely article, thanks for sharing x x

Rachel said...

I was just telling someone the other day that I wish all makeup (eyeshadow, foundation) came in a waterproof version. I'm terrified I'm going to be a mess the whole time! We wrote our vows, which was fun and I'm glad they'll be personal, but I think it'll make it that much harder! My whole family cries a lot, so I doubt there will be a dry eye in the place.

On the other hand, I only dreamed I'd have this much love around me someday, so a few tears only make it that much sweeter :)

Dani F. Boyd said...

Since I was a kid my mom and brothers make fun of me that my tears are so big that it could fill up a mug in 2 seconds. Oh so true! Walking down the isle I had this storm of emotions where coffee mug size tears would mix up with a huge smile and the best feeling I ever felt in my life. Hubby didn't cry at all, he was happy and couldn't contain that beautiful loving face he always has for me. Ah... I love him...

heather{land} said...

Yep. Both of us got teary. My weepiest moment was going up to him for our first look, and his was saying part of his vows. Our pastor made a cute little joke and we both ended up laughing, which was awesome -- I would have had the waterworks otherwise!

Tigergoose said...

I guess I should say I also got chills and tears while reading this post! So funny how we react to different things.

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

Neither my husband or I cried. We were so nervous and excited we just kept giggling.

And then we went to a wedding of one of his childhood friends (I hardly even know them!) and I totally cried during their ceremony.

Sophia said...

This is one of my favourite memories from our wedding:

Of course I cried during my vows (wobbly chin and everything), which triggered my husband...And then after the service my new brother-in law told me that he had been absolutely tear free until he looked across to see my dad crying, which set him off. I was SO moved- it was lovely

x

Anonymous said...

i cried reading this post, so it's safe to say i'll cry at my wedding.

Lindsay said...

Oh man...Just reading this and seeing these photos gives me a lump in my throat and makes my eyes glossy... I know I will be a complete mess at my wedding!!

The slow pace said...

We cried from the very beginning!! But we were laughing at the same time! We went through so much together until we finally could get married that we couldn't believe that we were finally doing it!

Loulou said...

Oh I cried while getting ready, one of my best friends was due her baby on the day of our wedding. She thought she would go early and would be there and bit of me hoped she would too, right up to the day she said she was coming no matter what but I didn't expect her to at all... She phone me while I was getting ready to say she couldn't make it all upset and crying. But told me she was having a girl and the name she had choosen,(at this stage only her husband knew)It was the prefect secret gift on the day. PS My husband was a bit teary, I guess I was all cried out by the time I got to the church :)PSS On honeymoon 10 days later I got a text from my friend confirming the beautiful late arrival.

Christine @Fancy Function said...

Neither one of us cried. I had thought I would leading up to the wedding b/c every time I thought about it, I would get teary-eyed. But I don't know, I had this zen calm almost and was able to hold it all together. I did cry when my best friend was helping me get ready and she started to cry. She made me lose it! :)

basia said...

oh, man I cried just looking at these pictures. I don't stand a chance.

Aya said...

Being that I teared up at the pictures on this post (especially the grooms and dads), half of the stories here (especially Stephanie at 11:15) and while selecting a mother's day card for my mom, I am predicting yes. I will most likely be crying at my own wedding. I am already planning on wearing eyelash extensions for my sister's wedding. There is no way I am going to be able to keep it together!

jdg said...

Omg! I'm sitting in the car while my son naps and cring just reading this post! Yes I cried at mine, husband like yours... He didn't eve cry when our son was born!

jdg said...

Omg! I'm sitting in the car while my son naps and cring just reading this post! Yes I cried at mine, husband like yours... He didn't eve cry when our son was born!

Christina said...

My Dad cried. My grandparents cried. My in-laws cried. My husband teared up. My brother-in-law teared up. My bridesmaids and I laughed :)

Mara said...

Such wonderful pictures!

I cried all through our rehearsal! But on wedding day - I just welled up a few times. I was too busy smiling! :)

However, I DID cry when my dad saw me for the first time. We had a nice little cry together.

And I ALWAYS cry at other people's weddings. It doesn't matter if I hardly know them - I cry.

AND when everyone is looking at the bride as she comes down the aisle, I love to look at the groom. If the groom starts to cry - well, then, I'm a goner.

Such a sentimental sap!

Jessica said...

Oh, I am such a crier. I actually carried one of my great-grandmother's handkerchiefs because I knew there was no way I'd stay dry-eyed. I promptly forgot it when we stood to say our vows and though we both were crying (and most of the church too), my husband pulled a handkerchief from his suit and gave it to me. Further evidence that I had found the perfect man. :)

anna said...

oh my goodness - we both cried so much! we actually got legally married on a Saturday (with an ordained pastor) so that we could have our big friends/family blowout wedding on Sunday at our favorite wine bar. and thank goodness - we both cried so much on the Saturday that by the time we were all dolled up for our big wedding, we were able to hold back a little bit. it's a really sweet memory - it was the first time i ever saw my husband cry!

Meredith said...

I almost always cry at weddings--even if I don't know the bride and groom well. Probably reason enough for me to elope (if I ever do get married)--I'd be a mess! There's just something so sweet about a couple's hopeful love for one another filling the room so entirely that it inevitably brings me to tears. And there is something a bit sad about weddings in that it is the only time that all your friends and loved ones are likely to be in one room, all together. But I'm a crier :)

molliee said...

I will most definitely cry! I am a big cry baby!

A. (Ana Carolina) said...

Neither of us cried...
I was so nervous before but when the day(s) (I married twice, with the SAME guy! Once in Amsterdam and once in Rio! :-D ) I was soooo happy that I couldn't even stop smile!
My mouth was on a frozen happy ear to ear smile!

But I did found out later that my dad did cry... So sweet...

xx,
A.

Circa Style said...

I am a notorious crier- like can't even watch a wedding show without crying crier! I'm actually really nervous about blubbering the whole time at my upcoming wedding, looking all red, and smearing my makeup. Any tips?

That being said, my fiance is very emotional too and I'm sure he will be crying too.

deanna said...

The tears welled up in my eyes, but they didn't drop, which really surprised me! I'm a wedding planner and always tear up when my brides go down the aise!

We were married just 3 weeks ago today, so I'm still in the lovely wedding haze!

You look amazing in your wedding photos!!

Jessie Leigh said...

I'm about ready to cry just thinking about this! WIll undoubtedly cry at my wedding. My mother will be a pure puddle. Current boyfriend would probably be stoic.

sarah said...

Oh yes! I cried the second the church doors opened and I spotted my groom at the front of the church! We had been together for over seven years before that day, and so to be finally in that moment was surreal and more joyful than I had imagined. My dad (by my side) laughed and teased me, "You're crying already?!" but I could see he was teary too. So sweet! My husband did not cry, but it was obvious that he was nervous and excited to when he said "I DO!" way to early at the wrong moment. Perfectly imperfect day! (You know what I thought was so weird though? My mom didn't cry at my wedding! I asked her about it afterward and she said, "Nope, I was just way to happy to cry!" Funny)

I'm floored that you've never seen Alex cry! Do you ever think about how it would feel when you so see him cry someday? Will it freak you out after seeing him so stoic for so long?

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Elana J said...

Omg! The first "weepy bride" is my sister!!! This is amazing! Thanks so much for posting this!

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Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

I'm crying right now reading this post! I have no doubt that both of us will be crying on our big day come September. We've already warned each other about the tear flow. There's no way around it ;) xo

Tragic Sandwich said...

I got close to it, but not because of the wedding. The priest talked about my mother, who had passed away a year and a half earlier. I really wish he hadn't, even though I know his intention was to give her a place in the moment.

I love my mother. I know who she was. She wouldn't have wanted me to have even a moment of sadness at my wedding. And I was already aware of her absence, as I am every day.

Notes from Holly St. said...

These photos are so touching! When I was engaged just the thought of my wedding day made me teary eyed but to my surprise I didn't shed a single tear on the actual day. I thought my husband would for sure because he's the more emotional one out of the two of us but even he was dry eyed. So odd!

But what really blew me away was my super macho dad who I've never seen cry (not even at the weddings of my two older sisters) had a few tears as he gave me away. That makes me cry just thinking about it yet on my wedding day I was cool as whistle.

Krysta said...

I love hearing about people's special wedding day moments!

My wedding is in just 5 weeks and I've thought about what it will feel like to walk down the aisle and say my vows a lot. Just thinking about it makes me tear up.

In fact, we decided to forgo the tradition of not seeing each other until I'm walking down the aisle. Instead we will be spending the morning togather, ride with our wedding party to the venue, do a first look in the wedding dress and take most of the pictures before the ceremony. I was totally afraid I would have an emotional panic attack if I didn't get to see my groom until we're about to be wed. This way we also get to enjoy each other's company for our whole day.

JoAnna said...

I got married about 7 months ago and I held my tears in pretty well but my husband was just a mess!! He sobbed and could barely say his vows. it was really sweet and tender :)

also, my 12 year old sister who was a junior bridesmaid completely lost it and was still sobbing even after the wedding saying, "I'm just so happy!" and later remarked that our wedding was "so pride and prejudice"

Serial Monogamist said...

Um, I almost cried scrolling through those photos.

So, yeah. That will be me. Boo hooing all the way down the aisle.

Brittney said...

I was holding back tears the entire 30 minutes leading up to the ceremony. It was after everyone had left to be a part of the processional, and I was alone in the bridal suite. I was especially emotional when my dad came to walk me down the aisle. But as soon as the doors opened and I saw my husband-to-be (we hadn't seen each other all day until that moment) I couldn't stop smiling. The funny thing is, my husband was the one who started crying, and he almost never gets emotional. I still tease him about it and he claims it never happened.

Lauren Stewart said...

My boyfriend says the same thing that he only remembers crying like 3 times! So strange, I cry all the time.

Anonymous said...

I cried, and I was a total snot face too.

madison said...

I'm sure I will tear up, and so will the boy. My dad will not shed a tear, and neither will my mom. They love me, but they're ex-military machine people who don't cry. ever.

Tight in the Knees said...

I don't cry very often, so I was pretty sure I wouldn't cry when he proposed. Sure enough, the tears flowed freely as I watched him get down on one knee. I feel like I'll be too nervous to cry at our wedding, but I've been pleasantly surprised before...

Jessica Thiessen said...

I cry at almost every single wedding that I go to - except for my own! I think I was way to excited to shed tears. I had so much giddy adrenaline that I think I was closer to jumping in the air and screaming for joy than I was to crying!

Dennise said...

The mister and I eloped so there wasn't much chance to cry but I totally cried looking at these beautiful pictures you posted! xo

jenny said...

I totally know what you're saying. My husband has never cried (except he admitted one small cry moment when he didn't make the varsity tennis team in high school). He didn't even cry when either of his grandfather's died. I, on the other hand, cry like every 3 days.

At our wedding, I was determined not to cry. I was doing really well. Until our priest gave us these sheets of paper with some vows (we did not plan that) and all of a sudden, the tears started flowing from my eyes and never stopped. I was told after the wedding that the moment I started crying, every woman (and some men) in the temple were crying as well.

Fortunately, I wore waterproof mascara so the pictures still looked great. :)

Alexis said...

my husband started to BAWL once I walked in the room. I cried a bit but had this insane grin on my face that seemed to keep the tears from overwhelming me.
My husband continued to cry through our vows (which was so moving and beautiful! the whole crowd cried along with him) and a lot of our wedding photos feature his face red and tear stained.
i'll never forget it :)

Libby said...

These pictures gave me wicked goosebumps!! and the last pic of the girl with her dad?! beautiful! I think i am going to cry like a baby the whole time, like full on weeping. i imagine my fiance will cry too and my dad said "i am going to be a blubbering baby walking you down the isle" haha. 113 days to go!!

jen said...

i cry at all weddings, including my own. and i guess i cry while looking at beautiful photos of people crying at weddings, too! thanks for sharing - these are wonderful!

Laura K said...

I'm a cryer too, and my husband is the typical stoic dude. On our wedding day I was looking at my mom just as the officiant was starting and she was starting to cry, which set me off. I was trying to keep it from getting ugly and I glanced at my mother and father in law, who aren't exactly the sort to dress up very often. My mother in law flashed a big smile at me with lipstick all over her front teeth and my father in law was wearing bright white socks with his suit! I then had to keep from laughing out loud and was able to smile through the rest of the ceremony. I can still picture them so happy and oblivious to their charming wardrobe and makeup issues and it brings a smile to my face every time!

Caroline Royce said...

That's unfortunate about the staunch gender roles people have had to deal with their entire lives. Part of being human is about the beautiful ability to express emotion, right?

That said, when my boyfriend and I get married I know we'll both be crying. Probably at different times, though ;)

Lindsay Himmer said...

I didnt just shed a tear, I full on bawled. I cried more than enough for the both of us. My husband didnt even get misty eyed. I have never seen him cry.

Caroline said...

I thought I was going to cry and talked to my mum about it before. To my surprise she told me she didn't cry at her wedding, she was just so in the moment and so happy. Her and I are very similar when it comes to crying so I was realized to hear that. My husband and I boh cried a few tears when we first saw each other, we did our pictures before the ceremony. I cried twice during our ceremony when they mentioned my grandparents who have passed away and when my brother read the traditional Irish blessing (I think almost everyone at our wedding cried during this, including my brother). I held it together when I said my vows because like my mum I was so happy and so sure of what I was saying.

Melissa said...

I couldn't stop smiling (like hurt my cheeks smiling), but my now husband and Dad were bawling! Kind of funny swithch up.

Gwen said...

I never understood why people cry at weddings. Still don't. Maybe I can see why the bride and groom might. But there will be NO crying allowed at my wedding from anyone else! I hate seeing people cry and I hate sappiness. It will ruin my big day lol!

lkiddbarry said...

our wedding was a total sobfest. we had tragically lost our dog (basically our child) a week before. we warned everyone after it happened to please avoid bringing it up at the wedding because we knew it would already be an emotional weekend. WELL - when the officiant got to the part about taking a moment of silence to think of those who couldn't be with us, we all just lost it. Bride, Groom, Parents, every guest...

Our funniest ham of a guy friend loves to remember how he exclaimed "everyone's crying! what losers!" as tears were streaming down his own face.

We do have some heartwarming pictures of us feeling very silly as we tried to choke out our vows through tears. Great thing to have for guests as well as programs - tissues!

Sarah Carlson said...

I'm totally cry baby! I will definitely get a little weepy. Who knows about the poor guy up there with me! ;)

Here and There said...

I just got married on April 7th- and I'm totally the crier of our relationship, so I thought I would sob throughout the ceremony. BUT- my husband shed a few tears when he saw me come down the aisle, and he cried again during his vows, while I didn't shed one tear! It was crazy, I think I was too overwhelmed by it all to start crying.

I'll tell you though- I'll never forget the image of me starting to walk down the aisle and seeing him gasp with one tear rolling down his cheek. It was unreal!! Best day ever.

Molly said...

I absolutely thought I would cry. We eloped on the beach in Monterey, CA and I guess it was just so beautiful and I was so excited that I kept it together through the vows and everything. He cried when he said his vows that he wrote but he hadn't written them down. He just talked to me. I had mine written down so I think that helped me power through. :) Amazing day and amazing memories, complete with our first dance in the sand. <3

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