A groom has revealed the real reason he broke down in tears as he saw his bride walking down the aisle on their wedding day.
Cameras captured the moment his beautiful bride made her way to the altar in a poignant video – but the minute Gabriel caught a glimpse of her the tears started flowing.
The congregation broke into loud cheers when they saw the 25-year-old’s reaction, while his best man, Tolu Ige, encouraged him to hold it together.
Gripping his friend by the shoulder, Tolu, who first introduced the couple four years ago, urged: ‘Come on, stand up, stand up. This is your moment, man. You look at her.
By the time the pair embraced, the whole congregation were in tears – including the bridesmaids. Annabella, 24, an account manager, was walked down the aisle by her mother, Damaris.
Gabriel told MailOnline: ‘Leading up to the wedding I was the complete opposite – I actually had a bet with my mum that I wouldn’t cry.
‘Seeing her there, I suddenly felt a big appreciation of what I actually have. Knowing that I’m in a relationship like that made me really overjoyful; where someone loves me unconditionally.’
Watch the adorable video here