Photographer captures powerful moment at U.S. Marine's wedding

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A powerful wedding photo is being shared across the Internet this Memorial Day weekend.

The photograph shows a U.S. Marine and his bride-to-be praying at their wedding with their backs turned to each other.

Dwayne Schmidt Photography shared the image on Facebook late Saturday, saying it showed the couple just before the ceremony.

According to WLOS, the groom, U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Caleb Earwood, wanted to pray with his bride Maggie.

Since the groom isn't supposed to see the bride before the wedding, the two families brought them together with their eyes closed.

They joined hands and prayed.

And the photographer captured a memory that will last a lifetime.