A photograph posted a picture of Marine Corps Corporal Caleb Earwood and his bride Maggie.
The picture went viral and created outrage among liberals.
The photo shows the couple praying together on Memorial Day before the ceremony, while honoring the tradition of bride and groom not seeing one another beforehand.
The bride’s mother said:
“…if you had been in that room when Caleb and Maggie prayed you would have felt God in a mighty way!! This was not just a picture. This was real.”
The couple responded:
“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 was relieved] to know the person I was getting ready to marry felt the same way about God.”
Photographer Dwayne Schmidt spoke to ABC News earlier today, saying:
“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’s a honeymoon that the young newlyweds are sure to never forget, and for a lot of unexpected reasons.