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50 Sweet Wedding Photos That Will Make You Cry

Weddings are one of those rare occasions when tears usually translate to happiness. These beautiful shots capture just how emotional the big day is for everyone involved, so grab your tissues!

By: Chrisanne Grise

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  • First Look

    First Look

    If you want to see his reaction and capture it up close, consider a first look. 

    Photo Credit: Tessa Barton

  • Before the Ceremony

    Before the Ceremony

    If you aren’t up for a first look, there’s always this sweet alternative.

  • Before the Ceremony

    Before the Ceremony

    This marine and his bride said an emotional prayer together back-to-back before their festivities began.

  • Before the Ceremony

    Before the Ceremony

    Handwritten letters are a sweet way to connect without seeing one another before your ceremony begins.

  • Mother of the Bride

    Mother of the Bride

    There’s nothing quite like a mother’s love.

  • Mother of the Bride

    Mother of the Bride

    This mom can’t believe how stunning her daughter looks.

  • Mother of the Bride

    Mother of the Bride

    The look of joy on this mother’s face says it all.

  • Father of the Bride

    Father of the Bride

    Your wedding is a big day for your dad, too.

    Photo Credit: Travis Hoehne of studioTHP

  • Father of the Bride

    Father of the Bride

    He’s not crying, he’s just got something in his eye.

    Photo Credit: Susan Stripling

  • Father of the Bride

    Father of the Bride

    She’ll always be Daddy’s little girl.

  • Father of the Groom

    Father of the Groom

    This dad lends a helping hand with his son's bowtie.

    Photo Credit: W&E Photographie

  • Grandma

    Grandma

    The bride's grandmother was moved to tears by the loving memorial to the bride's late uncle and grandfather. 

    Photo Credit: Dawn Derbyshire

  • Flower Girl

    Flower Girl

    This young girl has a princess moment.

  • Flower Girl

    Flower Girl

    A young flower girl admires a beautiful wedding dress.

  • Flower Girl

    Flower Girl

    This well-dressed duo is ready for an adventure.

  • Ring Bearer

    Ring Bearer

    A little ringbearer gets some help from a very special attendant.

  • Ring Bearer

    Ring Bearer

    This groom helps his ring bearer prepare for the big event.

  • Bride

    Bride's Best Friend

    This bride's furry friend doesn't want to be left behind. 

    Photo Credit: T-Photo Studios

  • Bride

    Bride's Best Friend

    A dapper dog gets a little extra loving on the big day.

    Photo Credit: Vesic Photography

  • The Bride

    The Bride

    This groom lovingly consoles his bride. 

  • The Groom

    The Groom

    This emotional groom doesn't hold back. 

    Photo Credit: Winsome + Wright

  • The Groom

    The Groom

    A bride helps her groom keep it together.

  • The Groom

    The Groom

    There’s so much love on this groom’s face.

  • The Groom

    The Groom

    The power of your partner's gaze can unleash a torrent of emotions. 

  • The Groom

    The Groom

    This awestruck groom can’t believe his good fortune.

    Photo Credit: Zach & Jody

  • Groomsmen

    Groomsmen

    The groom and his guys gather together for a spiritual moment

    Photo Credit: Nancy Ray Photography

  • The Bridal Party

    The Bridal Party

    There were no dry eyes during this ceremony.

  • The Bridal Party

    The Bridal Party

    Sometimes, a girl just needs a good cry.

  • The Bridal Party

    The Bridal Party

    That’s what friends are for.

    Photo Credit: Matthew Herring

  • The Bridal Party

    The Bridal Party

    Give a little love to your bridesmaids to say thank you for their hard work.

  • The Bridal Party

    The Bridal Party

    These supportive bridesmaids have their friend’s back no matter what.

    Photo Credit: Arna Bee Photography

  • The Bridal Party

    The Bridal Party

    It’s important to set aside some time for your bridesmaids.

    Photo Credit: This Modern Romance

  • First Kiss

    First Kiss

    This special moment is even more touching when you are surrounded by all your loved ones.

    Photo Credit: Daniele Del Castillo

  • First Dance

    First Dance

    Steal a moment for just the two of you to celebrate together on your big day.

  • First Dance

    First Dance

    A couple’s first dance is always an emotional experience. 

  • First Dance

    First Dance

    This bride and groom had an emotional first dance at their reception.

  • First Dance

    First Dance

    This couple only has eyes for each other during the reception.

  • Father/Daughter Dance

    Father/Daughter Dance

    It’s a moment you’ll never forget.

  • Mother/Son Dance

    Mother/Son Dance

    A mother shares a sentimental moment with her son.

  • Family Ties

    Family Ties

    This baby may not be born yet, but she's making her first appearance in these wedding photos.

  • Family Ties

    Family Ties

    This little boy played an essential part in this wedding.

    Photo Credit: Ama By Aisha

  • Family Ties

    Family Ties

    Don’t forget to put some candid photos with your parents on your shot list for your photographer.

  • Family Ties

    Family Ties

    This bride and groom make time for a peaceful family stroll.

    Photo Credit: Matt Hale Photography

  • Family Ties

    Family Ties

    You can honor your family’s history with this touching photo opp.

    Photo Credit: Megan W Photography

  • The Newlyweds

    The Newlyweds

    This groom couldn’t wait any longer to sweep his bride off her feet.

  • The Newlyweds

    The Newlyweds

    Take a moment to relax and simply cherish your relationship during the craziness of your wedding day.

    Photo Credit: Rad + In Love

  • The Newlyweds

    The Newlyweds

    This couple found a gorgeous spot for a quick cuddle.

    Photo Credit: Moira West

  • The Newlyweds

    The Newlyweds

    A special moment, just the two of you amongst a sea of loved ones. 

  • The Newlyweds

    The Newlyweds

    The bride and groom share an intimate embrace.

  • The Newlyweds

    The Newlyweds

    There’s always plenty of laughing through the tears at a wedding.

    Photo Credit: KJP Images

50 Sweet Wedding Photos That Will Make You Cry

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