They broke gender stereotypes by having their own siblings accompanying them at the altar and creating a memory for a lifetime.
Weddings are a beautiful occasion to celebrate all relationships that you hold close to your heart. Every deep bond that the bride and groom hold close merges into a big family making the day a lifelong memory. In a staggeringly viral TikTok video posted by @carlawehbe with a reach of almost 70 million views, the couple of the day chose their closest relations, their siblings as their "man of honor" and "best woman" setting a new trend for the internet to follow.
The love birds Bella and Raymond were set to marry each other on their special day and they took the "special" a notch higher. Ditching the tradition of a "maid of honor" and "best man" they instead went with a "man of honor" and "best woman." The video captured by the groom’s cousin shows his sister in a beautiful black dress, patting her brother’s back and following him to take her place as "best woman" next to all the groomsmen dressed sharply in black. The video then cuts to the line of all the bridesmaids in position with pink on their backs along with the bride’s brother in a pink tux, proudly taking the place of his sister’s "man of honor."
The couple has given a riveting twist to the traditional "maid of honor" and "best man" roles which have been in place as a part of weddings for decades. Another video from the wedding with 5M hits, posted by @carlawehbe shows the "best woman" huddled with the groom and all the groomsmen, a refreshing sight to see at a wedding but not the only one. The "man of honor" can be seen taking on the responsibility of his position and fixing the bride’s dress when needed.
The internet is falling in love with this instance of breaking gender stereotypes in weddings and they are not holding themselves back from expressing it in the comments section. Expressing her desire for the same, @guadalupeoogg said, “If my brothers don’t have me as the 'best woman,' I’m fighting.” @sarasuelovesyou described a similar experience at her wedding, “My husband's female friend was a groom’s woman at our wedding and he is a bridesman in hers.” Sharing another relatable experience @dolan_rach said, “I was the best woman at my brother's wedding. My dress matched his tie.”
By the looks of the comments section, it seems that the idea of having a "man of honor" and a "best woman" has been trending quite a bit. It’s only a matter of time before the tradition of "maid of honor" and "best man" becomes a thing of the past, revolutionarily replaced by "man of honor" and "best woman" or something new altogether that pleases the couple of the hour. Wedding traditions and trends have been changing rapidly, suiting each individual’s mood board for their big day.