For some brides-to-be, having the perfect gown and bouquet seal their grand entrance down the aisle. But one woman made hers unforgettable by trading the flowers for a microphone.
Amateur singer Marie Carr walked down the church aisle on her big day while serenading her groom with a ballad.
As her would-be husband, Devin, waited at the opposite end of the aisle, Carr slowly approached him, breaking into Christina Aguilera’s “The Right Man,” which talks about growing up without a father and the long wait to find the right guy.
“But I’m all made up today, a veil upon my face. But no father stands beside me, to give his bride away,” 25-year-old Carr sang in a bittersweet tone.
Carr explained in an interview that she can deeply relate to the song because she lost her father in a car accident when she was 13. Before she started singing, compiled voice clips of her late father was played.
At one point, she paused and breathily told her groom, “Here I go,” then crooned the chorus.
“Well I’m standing in the chapel, wearing my perfect dress. I have waited for this moment with tears of happiness. Here I leave behind my past by taking a chance. I’ve finally found the right man,” she sang as guests recorded the moment on their cameras. Devin approached and clutched his bride’s hand as she continued to sing.
The couple met at Miami University and, after a few months, decided to get married. The bride’s video has gotten 384,000 views on YouTube.
Many viewers congratulated the couple and commended Carr for going beyond the traditional wedding to express her feelings for Devin.