A candid photo of a young couple holding hands in prayer around a corner moments before they walked down the aisle has gone viral.
Photographer Kimberly Burke captured Bre and Josh Curtas from Lynchburg, Va., praying together before their wedding, the groom averting his eyes so as not to see his bride before the ceremony.
Bre Curtas, 23, writes that she and her bridesmaids were fussing and fluttering over last-minute details in her dressing room when her future mother-in-law walked in with a message: “Sweetheart, your groom has called for you!”
In a “nervous tizzy,” she allowed her to lead to a corner where her groom was waiting. “Is he going to like my dress?,” Curtas wondered. “Does my hair look pretty? Can he see me?!” She was the first to speak.
“Hi sweetie! We’re getting married today!”
“I know, baby,” Josh replied. “And I want to pray with you before we do.”
“There we sat around the corner hand in hand, and together we bowed our heads,” Curtas writes. “People were rushing about; the wedding coordinator directing people here and there, the photographers snapping photos and the bridal party enjoying each others company. Yet in that moment, in the quietness of our hearts and minds, my husband and I were alone in the presence of our Savior, Jesus Christ.”
“Everything culminated in that moment right there,” Curtas tells the New York Daily News. “Faith was a huge part of our relationship and plays a role in everything we do.”