happy groom at the charles river museum of industry and innovation in waltham, ma

The wait.  Standing alone in front of all of your closest friends and family while already feeling emotional and excited to see your partner.  The beginning of a ceremony is such a cruel buildup for a groom, and I love witnessing all of the ways people handle this.  Personally, I had a severe case of tunnel vision and only remember watching my wife make her way up the isle (at least when I could see through my tears).