December 17, 2009 09:09 AM by Britteny Elrick
Last weekend, Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland tied the knot during an island ceremony off the coast of Cancun. In an exclusive interview with In Touch, the newlyweds talked about their happy but emotional wedding day. Keep reading for more details…
Melissa told In Touch that it when it came to holding back the tears it was a losing battle. “I was fine until ‘Here Comes the Bride’ started,” Melissa said. “I think everything hit me at once. My dad started to walk down the aisle, and I just stopped him. I grabbed his arm, and I was like, ‘Hold on,’ and I started crying. And I saw Tye, and bless his heart, he had these big tears in his eyes, too. It was very emotional.”
Yes, as a matter of fact, he did have tears. “When I saw her, I just lost my breath â€” like I was in a football game and had the wind knocked out of me,” Tye commented. “I’ve never felt that way in my whole life, and I just couldn’t help it. She was the most gorgeous bride I’ve ever seen in my life, and it was amazing. It was absolutely perfect.”
Both Melissa and Tye’s fathers spoke during the ceremony. “If you asked me to repeat anything that either of our dads said, I couldn’t right now,” Melissa added. “Thankfully, there were pictures taken, so I know it happened, but I do remember that when the music started for us to go back down the aisle, we looked at each other and said, ‘We did it.’”
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