"It’s what every girl wants."
Here comes the bride, and here comes the tears. One groom’s moving reaction to seeing his blushing bride make her way to the altar has collectively melted hearts all over the world.
Micah Baker wed Bailey Baker on Saturday, August 5, in Dandridge, Tennessee. Although the bride is traditionally the focus of the wedding, Micah’s look of pure joy and elation absolutely stole the show. The bride’s sister, Rachael Swidan, was lucky enough to catch this cornerstone moment of the ceremony and share it on social media, much to the delight of Twitter users. The photos of the groom’s emotional reaction have garnered more than 8,000 retweets and 36,000 likes since Swidan posted.
"Before I even turned around I was already crying," the groom told ABC News. "I lost it more than I already had that day."
Judging by the photos, captured by Knoxville-based photographer Amber Lowe, and Micah’s spontaneous emotion, it was more than love at first sight for the happy couple, both 22.
In the pictures, you can see Micah’s uncontrollable bouts of crying, as his groomsmen looked on in amazement.
"We’re very emotional about each other," Bailey said. "His facial expressions didn’t shock me but it definitely means a lot that we share this connection and we both love each other."
If the photos don’t give you all the feels, maybe this video of the couple exchanging their vows will. Warning: Grab a tissue, you’ll definitely need it.
Micah and Bailey are reportedly enjoying their newlywed life, and hoping that their wedding pictures will show that "true love is possible."
If anything, the photos have definitely tugged on a few heartstrings and inspired the Internet to caption the touching moment as "couple goals."