As soon as they're asked to head up the bridal party, the best man and the maid of honor know they'll be expected to make a speech come The Big Day. The bride on the other hand? No performance required! Sheesh -- the affair itself is "performance" enough! That is unless you're Marie Carr, a Cincinnati bride who serenaded her groom as she walked down the aisle ... Now, the video of her totally belting Christina Aguilera's "The Right Man" has gone viral.
I admit, my first thought upon seeing Carr's performance was "What a diva!" But, as it turns out, there's more to the story than initially meets the eye.
Carr and her now hubby Devin landed themselves on Inside Edition explaining the impetus behind her bold Xtina moment.
The bride said:
I wanted him to know how much I loved him, and how perfect he is to me. I thought the best way to do that would be to sing to him as I walked down the aisle.
But there was also a bittersweetness to the performance. Carr's father passed away when she was a teen, so "The Right Man" lyrics "No father stands beside me/To give his bride away" are quite fitting -- not to mention totally tear-jerking!
And that's not all. According to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital's website, the groom himself faced tragedy when he was hit by a pickup truck at the age of 12 and spent a month in a coma, suffered brain trauma and wasn't expected to survive. But he re-learned to walk and talk and now volunteers to help children who have suffered similar brain injuries. Wow. Heart. Melting. "The Right Man" is right!
These two deserve nothing short of a lifetime of health and happiness together. What a meaningful way to start off their marriage. Check out Carr's performance here ...
How adorable is this couple, and how amazing is the bride?! Did you or would you ever sing at your wedding?
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