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The Powerful Photo of a Couple Praying Together Before Their Wedding That's Gone Viral

The Powerful Photo of a Couple Praying Together Before Their Wedding That's Gone Viral

"Everything culminated in that moment right there."

It lasted only seconds, but a photo of a soon-to-be husband and wife praying together -- yet hidden from one another's eyes -- is enduring the test of time on the Internet.

Bre and Josh Curtas were nearly ready to walk down the aisle when, amid the flurry of last-minute preparations, they took a moment to bow their heads in prayer, grasping hands from around a corner so neither one could sneak a peek.

Image source: K.D.Burke Photography

As the Huffington Post noted, it's actually the second time the image from the August 2012 Virginia wedding has gone viral: It first garnered widespread attention in January when Bre Curtas wrote a blog post about it, and then again this week.

Curtas recalled the pre-ceremony scramble, when her almost-mother-in-law found her and said, “Sweetheart, your groom has called for you."

Filled with nervous excitement and not even wearing her shoes, Bre, 23, was led to the corner where Josh, 24, was waiting.

"Hi sweetie! We’re getting married today!" she recounted saying.

"I know baby and I want to pray with you before we do," came his reply.

They both sat and, with people continuing to rush around them, bowed their heads.

Image source: K.D.Burke Photography

"My husband prayed that God would bless our marriage, that through thick or thin together we would never lose hope in one another. That instead of focusing on each others imperfections we would always rely on Christ’s perfection. That we would wake up every day and chose to love one another not through our own strength but by the power of Christ’s perfect love," Bre Curtas wrote.

“Everything culminated in that moment right there,” she told The New York Daily News this week. “Faith was a huge part of our relationship and plays a role in everything we do.”


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