Monday, February 8, 2016

No Peeking!

Michael Bates and Brandon Keilen decided to wait until the start of the ceremony to see each other in their wedding attire. As guests began arriving at the church, they snapped a picture of the two of them praying and holding hands on either side of a door.

Michael was determined to catch a glimpse of her groom, but the photographers made her promise not to peek. Watch the scene unfold in the video below, and see Gil's face light up as he watches his oldest daughter pose for her bridal photo shoot.

Photo/video courtesy of UP


  1. Would it be possible to post Brandon and Michaela's love story on here? Whenever I try to get on their personal website, I always seem to have problems with the site. I would love to hear it from their perspective as it all unfolded! Thanks for all you do on here!

    1. Hi Betsy,

      We will add that to our list of upcoming posts. If you would like to read it right away, send us an email ( and we will send it to you.

      Thanks for being a loyal reader!
      Lily and Ellie

  2. That was so cute it made be cry.

  3. That was so cute it made me cry. I love the look on Gil's fave

  4. What is the name of the song playing in the video? Where the lyrics say, "You and me, we were meant to be."

  5. Hi coffeewoman,

    The song is called "Meant to Be" by Garrison Starr.

    Lily and Ellie

  6. Everyone of them look great. Michael and Brandon look so happy and excited in this clip.


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