“This is probably the most emotional thing I’ve witnessed at a wedding,” wedding photographer Jessica Manns wrote on her Facebook page after sharing touching pictures of a wedding ceremony she shot. The family of the groom were determined to pay a tribute to his sister that tragically died a few years ago, so they have decided to release stunning orange butterflies into the air. The fragile and beautiful creatures were supposed to symbolize resurrection and represent life, as some believe that our dead loved ones can sometimes visit us as butterflies. The photos that Jessica shared went insanely viral and touched many people’s hearts.
“The groom’s sister tragically passed away in a car accident a few years prior during the Christmas holiday”
Jessica Manns, a wedding photographer based in Pennsylvania, shot such a magnificent wedding ceremony that she took it to Facebook to share it with the world. Max Van Gorder married his wife Lydia at Fox Hill Farm, Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The groom together with his family decided to release butterflies during their wedding vows to honor his sister Vanessa. Vanessa had tragically died in a car accident during the Christmas holidays a few years ago.
杰西卡·曼斯是宾夕法尼亚州的一名婚礼摄影师，她拍下了一场如此壮观的婚礼，并把照片上传到Facebook上与全世界分享。Max Van Gorder和他的妻子Lydia在宾夕法尼亚州Honesdale的Fox Hill农场结婚。新郎和他的家人决定在他们的婚礼誓言中放飞蝴蝶来纪念他的妹妹凡妮莎。几年前，凡妮莎在圣诞节期间不幸死于车祸。
“To honor her, the groom’s parents released butterflies during the ceremony”
“This is probably the most emotional thing I’ve witnessed at a wedding”
“That’s a real butterfly on his finger”
“As they released the butterflies, they wouldn’t fly off”
“They clung all over them”
“And even stayed on their bodies the entire ceremony and well afterwards into cocktail hour”
“There’s a common belief that our loved ones visit us sometimes as butterflies”
The beautiful tribute got some guests very emotional
The touching pictures and story quickly went viral
The bride herself commented on the now-viral post on Facebook by saying: “Thank you again Jessica Manns for capturing such a special and loving moment during our wedding. Vanessa was with us there and throughout the night. I relive my wedding day everytime I look at your photos. You captured every moment so beautifully! You are the best!”
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