Photo of Marine praying with bride-to-be goes viral

They weren't supposed to see each other before the wedding, a quick moment between a North Carolina Marine and his bride has gone viral.

According to WLOS, the photo captured a prayer between groom U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Caleb Earwood and his bride, Maggie Edwards, just before their wedding Saturday. 

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Earwood told WLOS, "We were raised in church our whole life. In marriage, that's the first step in our life together, so we wanted to start with a prayer to make sure the first step in our marriage was for God."

The photographer put Earwood on the steps and kept the bride around the corner.  The photographer's wife helped their hands find each other.  As soon as the couple touched, they both started crying. In fact everyone who witnessed it started crying, even the photographer trying to take the photo.

The couple from this now viral wedding photo says they never expected their moment to be seen by so many: http://bit.ly/1HsXUv9

Posted by WLOS ABC 13 on Monday, May 25, 2015

Caleb and Maggie knew each other in high school, but didn't start dating until after graduation in 2012 and he had joined the Marines. 

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