Bride amazes groom at altar with heartfelt singing performance

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 22, 2018
11:47 A.M.

With a special walk down the aisle, this bride and her father surprise the groom at the altar.


It is said that a wedding is the most important day in a couple’s life, and every couple wants theirs to be memorable.

One of the most cherished moments of any traditional wedding is the giving away of the bride when the bride walks down the aisle hand in hand with her father. One such wedding was to take place at the Alesund Church in Norway.

This wedding, between Mary Holand Tosse and Ronny Eidsvik, started off like most weddings, with the organ beginning the 'wedding march', as the doors opened to reveal the blushing bride and father.

The moment the bride stepped into the church hall, she revealed a microphone in her left hand.

She surprised everyone in the audience, groom included, by delivering a beautiful rendition of the song You Raise Me Up by Irish-Norwegian composer duo Secret Garden


Mary continued singing, as she walked down the aisle, as the band, along with the all-female church choir provided a harmonious background for Mary's vocals.

The groom, Eidsvik, was visibly surprised by this and could barely contain his emotions. Halfway down the aisle, he and half of the church were already in tears.

However, the surprise was yet to end, as then the father of the bride, Charles Tosse took the microphone, and sang to the groom, saying that it was time for him to give away his daughter, and urging Ronny to take care of her.


Though maybe not as comfortable on the microphone as his daughter, his two lines were heartfelt and showed his effort in making his daughter’s wedding day a little more special.

As the bride reached the altar, the bridesmaid, noticeably in tears, helped the bride to the altar, and Mary ended the song with one final baritone execution of the line, 'You raise me up, to more than I can be.'

This was truly a memorable surprise for the groom and one that the wedding guests are unlikely to forget so soon.

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