No matter how many formal, posed wedding portraits you take with your groom, bridesmaids, and family, there's always one unplanned picture that blows you away. Whether it's a stolen moment with your new husband on the dance floor or a hilarious reaction from a flower girl or ring bearer, candids capture the true essence of a wedding. We knew our married Facebook followers would have some breathtaking moments preserved on film, so we reached out to see the best of them. Here, read about our favorites:
1. A secret message.
Pictures like this should be a big reminder to all brides to cherish every second with their grooms. Bride Stashia Tracy wrote of this one, "Photographer caught me whispering something coughmaybealittledirtycough in my new husband's ear." His happy smile says it all.
2. The look of love.
There's nothing more powerful the first look on a wedding day, whether it happens before or during the ceremony. This photo, shared by bride Lindsay Wright, shows her man's anticipation just before seeing her walk down the aisle.
3. A sparkly statement.
This one isn't quite candid, but it sure is awesome. Bride Holly Howard's photographer captured this sparkler-written love message on the first try. Pretty impressive!
4. A runaway bride (and groom).
Bride Morgan Bozarth wrote of this hilarious photo, "The officiant announced us husband and wife and my husband yelled 'She's mine!' and scooped me up to go down the aisle. I didn't realize this was going to happen, but it was fun being carried!" Spontaneity for the win.