If you’re planning a wedding, we know it’s easy for the details of who-what-where to consume your brain cells, post-it notes and planner pages. But when the minutiae of wedding planning gets in the way of what your wedding day should really be about — celebrating your love and union — it’s time for a wake-up call.

Well, unsuspecting bride Christina McGinnis woke up on December 14, 2014 and got exactly that. She put on a wedding dress to help out a photographer friend for a bridal photo shoot at the Mall of Georgia. Little did she know this was the guise that her fiance, Brian Green, planned to get her to meet him for their wedding day. Check out how it went down in the YouTube video that went viral.

According to an interview with 11alive, Brian and Christina discovered that planning a ceremony and reception was too expensive and stressful. “It took away from the purpose and excitement of being married,” he said. “The marriage is what’s important, so I wanted to focus on [that].” Talk about husband of the year.

Their wedding happens in a flash, pun intended. The photographer brings Christina to the opposite side of the Christmas tree, where she’s greeted by her father, who whispers in her ear, “You’re getting married today.” And as any bride-to-be who’s verklempt with shock and emotion, she starts shedding tears, natch.


Meanwhile, as she composes herself to walk down the aisle, a mob of their family and friends (wedding party included) start to flood out of the mall doors and form a human aisle. The rest is happily-ever-after history.


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(h/t Bustle; image via Joy Cannis)