Anthony Cortesi has taken the internet by storm with his heart-melting reaction after seeing his bride for the first time on the wedding day. In a video posted on TikTok account @aspenavenue, Cortesi can be seen breaking down into tears upon seeing his bride Lindsey walking down the aisle in her wedding gown.
Who is Anthony Cortesi?
Anthony Cortesi is from Chicago, Illinois. The video from his wedding has been watched over 52 million times on TikTok. It has become one of the latest trends to take hold of the social media. Social media users are using Cortesi’s reaction to express their love for their beloved ones and pets.
Cortesi said he felt so emotional because he felt like the moment was a long time coming, reported Good Morning America.
“We both worked really hard for this for a number of years,” he said.
Cortesi dated Lindsey for six years before proposing her in 2020.
“We planned it out, found the perfect place, and everything like that. So that’s why I had the reaction, I feel like we just have great love and family support,” he added.
Lindsey said she wasn’t prepared for such a reaction from her now-husband on the wedding day.
“Just to see him, the way he just turned and his emotion. [They say], ‘You’ll know when he’s the one,’ and it was like, I knew it. It was just a beautiful moment,” she said.
Michael Gonzalez, the wedding videographer who shot the special moment said he knew it was a one-in-a-million reaction. He runs the wedding media company Aspen Avenue with his wife and photographer Nicole Gonzalez.
“Just seeing it in person felt so real,” said Nicole. She is also the bride’s step-sister.
Costesi said he was surprised that his reaction went viral and glad that people are enjoying the moment. He added that going viral doesn’t bother him too much.