But t, in particular, particular sparked amazing attention worldwide, just off one photograph alone. How so? The groom, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Caleb Earwood, wanted to show his bride-to-be that he really was in it for the long haul and that he wanted to spend a fruitful eternity with her.

For that reason, right before the couple walked down the aisle, Caleb grabbed his fiancé, now Mrs. Maggie Earwood’s hand, as they both faced away from one another. He then persisted to say a heartfelt prayer in order to receive God’s blessing for their wedding day and years to come.

In an interview, Caleb reveals that it was hard to hold back the tears. He talks about the experience by saying, “We were about to take our first steps in life together, and we didn’t want to take a step without it being in God’s will. I prayed to God for my beautiful and intelligent wife that he blessed me with, and the amazing family I was marrying into.”

The scene was so remarkably magical, that photographer Dwayne Schmidt himself felt moved and even found it hard to hold his own composure. But despite his strong emotions, managed to snapshot one of the most mesmerizing images you may ever see.

To see the image, and to hear the beautiful story, give the video below a watch. If you’ve been moved by this touching story, be sure to like and share it with your family and friends.