A Roscommon bride got the best wedding present ever when her brother, who was supposed to be in Australia, surprised her as she was walking down the aisle during her 2015 wedding.

Photographer Elaine Lally captured the shock and joy on Avril Hunt’s face as she spots her brother Paul in the crowd. Lally shared the photo on her Facebook page and the moment has gone viral on social media, the Irish Examiner reports.

Paul has also shared a photo, from his point-of-view from the pew, of the moment his sister spots him.

The groom, Colin Dowd, waited patiently at the altar, as the bride reunited with her brother, who lives in Melbourne.