Brides and grooms from across the country share the most memorable, poignant moments from their wedding day.

"Once the ceremony was over, we felt a rush of exhilaration as we realized the hard part was done—now it was time to party with our friends and family. I ran to embrace my sister, and my husband Chris's best man lifted him up into the air. Everyone was overwhelmed with emotion and so full of joy."

—Michael, married October 2 in Chevy Chase, MD

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