Family (and spending time with family) has become increasingly important to me. Be it due to getting "older" or the immense growth of my sentimental side lately, I am not sure. But it seems the most recent weddings I have been a part of, have also grown in their emphasis on family and sentimentality. It could be just that my eyes and heart are more aware and conscience of their existence, but I don't feel that the exact reason is of importance. I do know, however, that when a wedding exemplifies sentimental family value - it hits my heart ... hard.
I'd have to say, my heart was hit pretty hard at Kristen & Chris' wedding. It was un-deniable how important Kristen's family is to her. She had her mother by her side the entire morning while getting ready, her father by her side as she walked down the aisle and her brother by her side as she married the love of her life.
The most memorable moment, for me, was right before Chris saw Kristen for the first time. I returned after chatting with Chris, to witness shared joyful tears between Kristen and her brother (her "Man of Honor"). Kristen was wiping the tears from her brother's face after having a touching heart to heart.
That moment melted my heart.