Photo of Marine Praying With Bride-to-Be Goes Viral

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  1. Zaac

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    Photo of Marine Praying With Bride-to-Be Goes Viral

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    A photo of a young Marine praying with his bride-to-be quickly went viral after it was posted on Facebook by the wedding photographer.

    U.S. Marine Cpl. Caleb Earwood wanted to pray with his bride Maggie before their ceremony in Asheville, North Carolina, on Saturday. So with the help of their family and wedding photographer Dwayne Schmidt, Caleb was guided to the cabin where Maggie was getting ready for the service, where the couple joined hands around a corner so as not to break tradition and see each other before the altar.

    "They hid me in a room and he stepped up on the stairwell and he stuck his hand out and I grabbed his hand," Maggie Earwood told ABC News today.

    "As soon as their hands touched he started getting emotional," Schmidt told ABC News.

    "The whole room was full of emotion," Schmidt said. "I tried not to cry and focus on what I was doing."

    The resulting image shows the couple turned away from each other, their hands joined, as Caleb prays out loud and Maggie tries to hold back her tears. Caleb prayed for their marriage, asking that their union be strong enough to serve as an example for all young couples, Schmidt said.

    "It broke me down," Maggie Earwood said, "to know that we felt the same way about God. It just made me happy."

    "There were no dry eyes in the room," she said.

    Schmidt posted the photo to Facebook on Saturday night, meant to be a sneak peek of his day's work, but it quickly garnered more than 28,000 likes and went viral across the Internet.

    "So many people are emailing me," Schmidt said, "saying thank you for sharing this. It's what America is supposed to be about."

    The couple is currently on their honeymoon before they return to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where Caleb is based.

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  2. matt wade

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    Sorry..I can't help it. I'm cynical.

    "So many people are emailing me," Schmidt said, "saying thank you for sharing this. It's what America is supposed to be about."

    What he actually illustrated is what America IS about....a photo op for everyone and every situation.
     
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    I hope he had their okay to post them all over the internet. Still a nice photo.
     
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    :laugh: That's OK....They had no chance…..we eat our own....
     
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    Nice story, Zaac. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Yes, it is a nice story. I wonder if the photo is copyrighted, and if so, who holds it.
     
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    No "ahhhhhhhh" moment? ;)
     
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    What's sad is that there were people who were horrified that a Marine would be married on Memorial Day because that's a day for dead soldiers and shouldn't be a day for marriage. :(

    I think it's a beautiful picture and if this is how they are going to start their marriage, I give them a good chance of making it. May God bless them!
     
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    Yea...right before I read Matt's post. :laugh:
     
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    Yea, we call him the eternal pessimist. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Great photo. Thankful it is out there. Stunning and powerful.
     

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