Couple Is Flooded With Tears When An Unexpected Guest Shows Up At Their Wedding

The day you exchange your marriage vows and marry the person you love marks the best day of your life. From walking down the aisle to throwing the bouquet, weddings are nothing short of an emotional episode that stays forever. But what if things don't go as planned? Despite spending months organizing their dream wedding, a couple couldn't control their tears when an unexpected guest showed up.

An Incredible Journey of Life

Image Credits: Facebook/Steven Marec

Image Credits: Facebook/Steven Marec

Steven and Lauren Marec's love story wasn't anything short of an incredible journey all their life. Steven, a seasoned chef, found true love in his dream girl, Lauren. She studied at Missouri State and typically hailed from Laguna Niguel, California. After years of dating each other, things became deeper between the two when, one day, Steven got down on one knee with a dramatic proposal. "Will you marry me?" were the only words Lauren wanted to hear from Steven, and so, the wedding plan started.

The Wedding Preparations Begin

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Image Credits: Facebook/Steven Marec

The to-be couple decided that they would tie the knot in a scenic venue in Fallbrook, California. Perhaps, they couldn't think of a better place than the so-called "Avocado Capital of the World" in San Diego. While Lauren arranged for her bridal party, Steven got busy with his friends, who were supposed to be groomsmen. But the question of who would be his best man was still a question of confusion.

Something was Missing

Image Credits: Facebook/Steven Marec

Image Credits: Facebook/Steven Marec

But the very thought of it saddened Steven, and for a moment, the happiness that surrounded him faded in seconds. Despite having many friends, Steven had a certain friend who was his lifelong buddy. Moreover, he wanted to see his best man in a long-time friend, AJ White. Though AJ White was equally excited as his best pal to perform this duty, an unexpected tragedy brought down all their happiness.

Steven is Hounded with Agony

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Image Credits: Facebook/Steven Marec

AJ White knew that there could be none other than him to attire the role of his best friend's best man. But just two months before the ceremony, AJ, a member of the US Military, discovered that he was deployed overseas. There was no way he could make it to the wedding. This emotional trauma haunted Steven, who always pictured AJ as his best man. Sadly, he knew that it was impossible. With a heavy heart, Steven got his hands busy with the preparations.

Happiness Becomes Bittersweet

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Image Credits: Facebook/Steven Marec

Amidst the busy wedding preparations, the bride and groom never realized that time flew by so quickly. Soon, it was time for the wedding bells to chime through the air. Excitement sprung from all sides, and the couple couldn't wait for the big day to arrive. Lauren picked her dream wedding dress and Steven his suit. Yet, something was missing, and the very thought of it melted Steven's heart with bittersweet emotions.

The Big Day Arrived

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Image Credits: Facebook/Steven Marec

Pretty soon, the big day arrived! Lauren was dressed in a gorgeous white gown, and Steven looked his best in a dark blue suit. The ceremony was nothing short of happiness, giggles, and aromatic air that reminded the couple that they were about to start their life together. The vows were exchanged, and the kiss was planted, yet, Steven wasn't entirely happy about any of this.

They Don't Feel Complete Despite Uniting in Life

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Lauren and Steven had ever since waited for this day all their life. And when it happened for real, there was still something missing. Perhaps, both of them knew what it was but couldn't do anything to help them out of the emotional agony. However, everything was over now, and there could be nothing to make them smile completely. With a bit of two broken hearts, the newlyweds walked down a wooden path when they saw something shocking.

Someone Blocks Their Way

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Image Credits: YouTube/ABC News

They walked hand-in-hand, smiling, and trying to forget their saddened emotions. The wooden path sounded of their footsteps when suddenly, everything stopped. The ambiance sounded of birds, trees swaying to the rhythm of the wind, and guests—but Lauren and Steven were typically paused at what they saw. They stood frozen and awestruck when they saw something unbelievable.

They are Stunned at What Stood Before Their Eyes

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Image Credits: YouTube/ABC News

The newlyweds could hardly believe what they were seeing. For a moment, they assumed that they had to pinch each other to draw a difference between illusion and reality. Yet, out of nowhere, a figure jumped out of the bushes to surprise Lauren and Steven with a shocking sigh.

The Teary-Eyed Moment

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Image Credits: YouTube/ABC News

Before they could draw a picture to what was happening, he shouted, "Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Marec!" Finally, the shocking truth dawned on them. At first, Lauren and Steven couldn't possibly believe if all of this was true. It was a mixed state of emotions, and there was nothing that could stop them from getting teary-eyed.

A Known Face Strikes Back With Joy

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Image Credits: YouTube/ABC News

He was no stranger but AJ White, Steven's best friend! AJ decked out in his uniform and shocked the newlyweds with glee and excitement. For a moment, Steven gathered the strength to utter only one word..."Bro!" He yelled out, numb by the unexpected shock. Soon, his surprised state faded, and he broke down. Steven bawled loudly, harder than he had all his life.

The Heart-Wrenching Reunion

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Image Credits: YouTube/ABC News

AJ smiled, and he knew the value of this moment. The wooden path sounded of years of friendship, love, and emotions. AJ approached Lauren, gave her a congratulatory hug, and then turned to face Steven, who was frozen with happiness. Eventually, the heartwarming reunion of the two best friends was about to take place...

Friendship Beats All The Odds

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Image Credits: YouTube/ABC News

Steven and AJ embraced each other for a long time. Perhaps, they were so grateful to be together once more, beating all the odds and distance job deployment! The moment was scarce of words as the two faithful buddies were overcome with emotions. Their happiness and unconditional bond soon went on to garner worldly attention!

The Happy Ending

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Image Credits: YouTube/ABC News

The emotional event finished with a group hug where the teary-eyed groomsmen joined the three of them. The heartwarming moment was caught on camera, making its way to the news channels. The incident surprised everyone after the news went viral! However, Steven couldn't thank AJ enough for showing up, beating the impossibilities of distance and time!

Lauren and Steven's happiness might have been anything above cloud nine after seeing AJ! Well, that was an incredible reunion of two best buddies! Who would you expect or miss the most at your wedding? It could be at any event in your life—share your incredible experience with us!