A groom dissolved into uncontrollable tears when he caught sight of his wife-to-be walking down the aisle.
Quintin Reed, 27, was waiting for Ashleigh Patrice Reed, 26, at the altar on their wedding day at Cottleville Wine Seller in Missouri on October 7.
But when he saw her he could not contain his emotion and he collapsed onto his knees in awe at her beauty – and at his luck in marrying her.
'When I saw her my heart was overwhelmed with joy and my entire body just became numb as I witnessed the most beautiful woman ever in front of me,' Quintin said.
Ashleigh Patrice Reed, 26, walked with her father to her wedding ceremony at Cottleville Wine Seller, Missouri. All photos courtesy of Mindy Miles Photography
Groom Quintin Reed, 27, was overcome with emotion when he saw her walk down the aisle and looked up to the sky thanking God for such a wonderful woman
Quintin said that he was feeling many strong emotions as he waited to see his bride walk down the aisle.
'My uncle who was the Officiant told me to look down at my watch until the moment was right.
'My heart was pounding so incredibly fast.
'Then the moment came. She walks around the corner and my uncle tells me to look up at my bride.
'And when I do, my heart becomes overwhelmed with joy.
'I look up to the sky thanking God for such a wonderful woman, then the tears start to fall.
'All the emotion just brings me to my knees. I am the luckiest man in the world!'
He said that his heart became overwhelmed with joy and his entire body became numb as he 'witnessed the most beautiful woman ever in front of me' before he collapsed to his knees
And Ashleigh also started to cry when she saw her husband's heartfelt emotion
The couple met at Lindenwood University in St Charles and have been together for three years.
Quintin teaches kickboxing in Des Peres, Missouri and Ashleigh is a a pre-school teacher.
Ashleigh said that she too was overwhelmed with emotion when she saw Quintin at the altar.
‘I started to lose it as soon as I started walking, but pulled myself together.
‘Then seeing him break made me break because I have never seen him cry like that, and the love I have for him overcame me.
‘As I was walking down the aisle it all started to hit that the man I have been dreaming of marrying will actually be my husband!
Ashleigh said that she knew she would marry Quintin from the second she met him.
‘He is a complete gentleman. He is such a thoughtful man! Not only is he a romantic but he is genuinely nice to every person he meets.
'He has such a kind soul! I have never met another person like him,' she told the Daily Mail.
She said that the couple have been relishing married life so far and have been enjoying a ‘homeymoon’ because money was tight after paying for their lavish wedding.
‘We turned our house into our own little resort doing everything we love to do.
‘We haven't been married even a full week yet, but I can already tell loving this man and marrying this phenomenal man will be the best decision I've ever made!
'It honestly is a dream come true!
The happy couple met at Lindenwood University in St Charles and were together for three years before their recent wedding in Cottleville
Ashleigh said that the wedding itself was more beautiful than they could have imagined.
'We had around 80 people which made for an intimate ceremony and reception.
'All of our loved ones were there celebrating our love with us and honestly what more could you ask for!'
That morning, the skies opened and it poured with rain right up until the ceremony.
'Then skies turned blue and the rest of the day was sunny. That night we got to dance under the stars and lights to our first dance song performed live.
'It truly was the best night ever!'
And after all the emotion of the wedding, the couple let loose on the dancefloor
All smiles: The wedding party pictured by Mindy Miles at Cottleville in Missouri
Fairy tale wedding: The couple said that the wedding was even more beautiful than they could have possibly imagined and they danced under the stars for their first dance
Ashleigh shared a video of the emotional ceremony on social media which shows the entire scene unfold in endearing detail.
In the video, Quintin stands with his uncle and best man waiting for the bride, while her mother and grandmother can be seen in the foreground.
When Quintin sees her he throws his head up the sky and clasps his hands over his mouth in awe-struck emotion.
The crowd start crying and then the groom breaks down in uncontrollable tears.
He collapses to the ground with his hands over his face as he cannot contain the feelings swelling inside him.
His best man pats his back in support as the groom continues to cry.
The beautiful bride then comes into shot, wearing a white dress, holding a pink and white bouquet of roses, with her long blond hair pulled back from her face.
But the groom is doubled over by the altar as he dissolves in heart felt tears.
His best man rubs his back in slow, circular motions in a bid to soothe his friend before the ceremony begins.
But begin it did and the happy couple successfully tied the knot on a day that they will never forget.