A couple’s wedding photographer is hoping to raise funds for an unnamed hospital after a heart-warming photo went viral.
A picture of a young bride holding her fiance’s hand while her husband holds her wedding ring in a hotel hallway has been shared more than 7 million times on Instagram.
The bride and groom, who are also expecting a baby girl, were at a Las Vegas hotel for the wedding of their friend’s mother, but she has a heart condition and was told the venue would be closed on Sunday.
“I didn’t want to miss out on her special day,” bride-to-be Jami Brown said.
It took about four hours to get to the hotel, where the couple were told the reception would be held at the hotel.
When they got to the reception, Jami was shocked to find her bride-s-friend was holding a heart, which she had never seen before.
“It just kind of happened, it just popped into my head, and it kind of clicked in my head,” she said.
“I’m so glad she’s doing well, I was just in shock.”
Jami said she had hoped the photo would raise funds to help with her mother’s medical expenses, but the photo had made her heart so happy she decided to post it on her Instagram.
“When I saw it, it was so cool,” she joked.
She said she was initially worried the photo could cause a controversy, but had to let the photo go viral because of how much people loved it.
“People were really excited and it just kind in a way made it really fun,” she laughed.
Now she is going to take the photo again, hoping the images will help raise money for the Las Vegas Medical Center.
“She’s in great shape, she’s a great mom, and she’s in a lot of pain,” Jami said.
“It makes me really happy that people are taking pictures of their loved ones.”
There’s not many people who get to experience that, it’s just so special.
“Ms Brown said she wanted to raise awareness for the Heart of America Foundation, which helps fund life-saving procedures and treatment for people with life-threatening medical conditions.
Anyone interested in donating can do so by visiting www.heartofamerica.org.au or texting P.O. Box 1689, Las Vegas, NV 89118.