The image that captured it, and the story that made it the most memorable moment for 10 real brides.

"Peter and I decided to see each other before the ceremony to take pictures, and I felt nervous as a schoolgirl as I walked out of our house to see him. But Peter has a calming presence—his endearing smile centers me. I began to think of all the wonderful things in store for us—I couldn't have asked for a better partner in crime to accompany me on this journey. And I love the expression on my mom's face as she watched."

—Deirdre Norman, married November 21, 2009, in River Forest