You know how if you see someone cry at a wedding, you start to cry also? No? What are you, some kind of psychopath? Look, it's a well-known fact that the sign of any good wedding is a sobbing groom, who, in turn, makes the bride cry, who then gets the bridal party crying, and soon everybody, maybe even including the officiant, is crying. When the wedding turns into a hysterical, hiccuping mess of snot and tears, that's how you know the love is real.
That's exactly what happened when 25-year-old groom Gabriel Deku first laid eyes on his bride, Annabella, 24, as she made her way down the aisle at their wedding in St. Martin In The Fields Church at Trafalgar Square. Apparently the Londoner had made a bet with his mom that he wouldn't cry, and boy howdy did he lose the hell out of that bet.
Deku told the Daily Mail, "Seeing her there, I suddenly felt a big appreciation of what I actually have. Knowing that I’m in a relationship like that made me really overjoyful—where someone loves me unconditionally." He added, "She looked so beautiful. We have different characters; she is actually the more emotional one in the relationship, while I was trying to be the hard man. I kept saying, I’m not going to cry." Well, take a look at the video to see how well that plan worked out for him.
Deku's best man (and the person who introduced the couple to one another four years ag0) Tolu Ige managed to keep himself together while giving the groom a pep talk, saying: "Come on, stand up, stand up. This is your moment, man. You look at her. You stand up and you look at your wife. You look her in the eye." Ugh, way to just make it worse, dude.
In the description for the video on Vimeo, the couple's wedding photographer, John De Rienzo of De Rienzo Films, wrote "This has to be one of the most heartfelt, emotional bridal entrances we have ever filmed." A tweet of their wedding entrance has since been retweeted over 31,000 times, probably mostly by women who are using it as a training video for their grooms-to-be.