The Groom’s a Nervous Wreck, So Bride Sends Brother in Wedding Dress for ‘First Look’

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While most people are looking forward to getting married, it could not be denied that preparing for the wedding can really get on one’s nerves! The bride (or groom) can even get cold feet and think about not proceeding with the wedding at all. Others are excited for the big moment to arrive but are too strung up by all the preparations involved.

Most couples these days have learned to solve that problem by hiring wedding planners; however, there are still many who feel wedding jitters despite not being directly involved in the entire preparations.

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Take for example Val and Heidi.

According to Nichole Cline of KevinChole Photography who shared the couple’s story on Love What Matters, Val is from Russia while Heidi is from Norway.

The two had actually ran away together 5 years ago but when they finally planned to get married, who would have thought that the groom would actually be a ball of nerves towards the big day?

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Knowing that Val was really ready to get married but was just too stressed out with the preparations, the bride conspired with her brother to ease his tension in the most hilarious way.

Because she had a friend with an old wedding dress just ‘lying around’, she thought it would be perfect if her brother takes her place in the traditional ‘First Look’ moment.

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After getting dressed up for the prank, her brother ordered, “Heidi, give me your deodorant, I have to smell like a girl!” LOL.

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But would it work on the groom?

Nichole made sure to capture the moment on camera, positioning herself to take the best angle for the snapshots.

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Then, Val was told to get ready for the ‘First Look’. He was excited to see his dashing new bride but the nervous groom would soon be laughing his heart out when he turned around and saw his brother-in-law in a wedding gown, instead of his wife!

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While the bride’s brother was too large for the wedding dress to even get the back closed, he made a rather funny ‘bride’ in the shots.

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Heidi’s plan worked! The groom was no longer nervous but gamely posed with his new ‘bride’. It was obvious that these two get along rather well. Their smiles looked genuine.

To complete the ‘First Look’ photoshoot, the two even posed for some couple photos together. And you’ve got to admit that Heidi’s brother really played the role well. He’s so adorable!

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And now that the groom has shaken off his nervousness, he’s more than ready for the real ‘First Look’ with his real bride.

When he was told that he could turn around to see his bride, he actually half-expected to find another hilarious prank waiting for him! But this time, it really was Heidi who looked stunning in that gorgeous dress.

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While he was laughing hard when he saw his bride’s brother in that prank version of the ‘First Look’, he was nearly overcome with emotion when he saw his bride. It was a truly beautiful moment.