The touching photo that captured hearts

NZ Herald 26 May 2015
A US Marine and his new wife captured hearts when their wedding photographer shared an image of the two of them praying together just moments before their wedding ceremony.

The couple have revealed what was going through their minds during those emotional few minutes.

US Marine Corps Corporal Caleb Earwood and his fiancee Maggie, both from Asheville, North Carolina, stood back-to-back with their eyes closed as they each said a prayer, during which Caleb explained he thanked God for blessing him with such a beautiful wife.

“We were about to take our first steps in life together, and we didn’t want to take a step without it being in God’s will,” Caleb, 21, told

“I prayed to God for my beautiful and intelligent wife that he blessed me with and the amazing family I was marrying into.”

In order to avoid seeing one another before the ceremony, the couple positioned themselves facing away from one another, and kept their eyes closed during the prayer, which Maggie, 22, said helped her to feel all the more confident about walking down the aisle alongside Caleb.

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