While visually beautiful, weddings can be a downright terrifying experience! You're supposed to look all trim and fresh and happy in front of hundreds of people who've known you and your spouse for years?! Um, no thank you. That sounds like a nightmare.
Given all of the pressure to appear both erudite and natural, excited and contained, it makes complete sense that people get the jitters. So, when Heidi Zherelyev decided to renew her marriage vows to her husband Val, it gave way to a whole new wave of jitters.
In an effort to ease some of Val's pre-ceremony jitters, Heidi's brother Eric Dodds dressed up in her wedding gown for the first look photos as a special surprise.
The photos are truly adorable.
You can tell this antic helped soothe Val's nerves.
Hopefully Eric didn't stretch out the dress too much before the ceremony.
Both of them are clearly feeling themselves.
As well they should.
The couple renewed their vows on June 30th, precisely five years after they initially eloped. If this prank, and the playful nature of these photos is any indicator, it seems they're having a fun time being married to each other.