Weddings are not only one of the most significant moments of one’s life, they’re also the most stressful. Seeing her groom’s nerves get the best of him, Heidi Zherelyev decided to pull a photo prank on him to brighten up the mood.
When Heidi Zherelyev realized her soon-to-be husband Valentin was a little too nervous before the ceremony, she came up with a unique way to calm his nerves.
She asked her brother to surprise him before the first look photos by dressing up in a friend’s old wedding dress.
“I hear these gentle footsteps behind me,” Valentin told Tucson News Now. “I feel the most gentle touch on my shoulder, and I look back thinking I’m going to see Heidi, so pretty and beautiful, and I look back and it’s Eric. I just lose my mind, it was so funny. All of the emotions started flowing out and I was totally calm. It was just the best equalizer for the situation.”
The photos, taken by Nichole Cline of KevinChole Photography, have received thousands of shares and likes on social media.