Focus on… tears and laughter from grooms!

Hello there! Today’s wedding blog starts with a warning: you might just find a little tear in your eye as we focus on some of the best moments from weddings around the UK. We’re talking emotional grooms – happy tears and celebratory whoops – all caught on camera.

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Focus on… emotional grooms – the most loving and tender image from a ceremony – this is pure magic. Photo credit Ed Clayton Photography

I was reading You & Your Wedding magazine yesterday, and looking at the real weddings in there. The printed magazines allocate less space to their real couples’ features than most of the top blogs do – it’s all part of the business model (read more of my thoughts on wedding magazines). It means they show lots of images of ‘things’ and details in their real wedding features, and very few photos of the bride and groom, or of the key moments in a wedding day.

I think this is a shame. Planning your ceremony and reception down to the finest detail is loads of fun – choosing table decorations and quirky signs, buying jars of sweets and planning flowers is all great. But when you look back on your wedding day in years to come, it’s the magical moments you’ll remember: the walk down the aisle, the moment your eyes meet… and the look on his face, whether it’s a crazy grin or holding back tears.

Can you imagine how the moment will play out on your big day? Here are some of the most beautiful images of emotional grooms to make you smile, cry and look forward to your wedding day. Enjoy…

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Focus on… emotional grooms – this is a wonderful picture and I love that this groom is holding back the tears as his bride makes her entrance, smiling at the guests. Photo credit Neale James

Focus on… joy and tears from grooms on their wedding day

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Focus on… emotional grooms – a deep breath as the moment arrives. Photo credit Martin Hambleton

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Focus on… emotional grooms – cool, calm and collected but this groom’s expression speaks volumes. Photo credit Aaron Collett

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Focus on… emotional grooms – this image projects sheer happiness. Wonderful! Photo credit Emma B Photography

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Focus on… emotional grooms – holding back the tears. This one actually makes me cry as I can’t help imagining his beautiful bride following suit! Photo credit Jonny Draper Photography

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Focus on… emotional grooms – a manly hug, with love and support. Photo credit James and Lianne Wedding Photography

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Focus on… emotional grooms – happiness and holding the emotions in – this picture makes me smile! I love it. Photo credit Shutterleaf Photography

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Focus on… emotional grooms – after the ceremony, a big celebration! (As, of course, it should be!) Photo credit Lightworks Photography

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Focus on… emotional grooms – another very happy married man! Love this. Photo credit Martin Price

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Focus on… emotional grooms – “Happiness is…. this smile.” Photo credit Pixies in the Cellar

All of these images have been sent to me by photographers in the UK. I received dozens of submissions for this feature (and for the Focus On… series of blog posts in general) and I’d like to thank all of the photographers who shared their images for us to enjoy. The pictures shown here are my personal favourites, and I encourage you to see more on the photographers’ own blogs. You’ll find links below.

With thanks for these very spe­cial moments to some of my favourite UK wed­ding photographers:


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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Fantastic post as always! I think you always expect brides to cry/show emotion but there’s something particularly moving about a big burly bloky bloke with tears in his eye.

    Thank you for the photo credit – very kind!

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