02/21/2014 05:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Bride's Parents Show Us The True Meaning Of Happy Tears

The moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day is almost always an emotional one, full of surprised faces and plenty of hugs and happy tears.

But the pre-ceremony "first look," as it's called, isn't only reserved for the spouses-to-be. An equally emotional moment is the one shared between the bride and her parents when they see her dressed in her beautiful gown for the first time on one of the most unforgettable days of her life.

Photographer Sierra Ford beautifully captured one of these special moments at Jason and Debbie Nicholson's recent Valentine's Day wedding in Orlando, Fla.

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According to Ford, proud papa Karl Geller embraced his daughter and kept repeating the words, "I am so happy for you" over and over again.


The bride also did a first look photo shoot with her mother, Sandra. Check out some of the touching mommy-daughter moments below.


Credit on all photos: Sierra Ford Photography

Now, this is what the Big Day is all about -- sharing beautiful, heartfelt moments with the people in your life who matter the most.

For more emotional first look photos, check out the slideshow below.

First Look Photos

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