Bride pranks her groom by putting her brother in wedding dress for photoshoot

Anyone who's ever been married or been involved in a wedding knows that not only are they one of the best days of your life, but also one of the most stressful. 

With this in mind, bride Heidi Zherelyev decided to ease her new husband's nerves by pulling a prank on him on their big day.

When the groom turned around for his 'first look' at the bride, he didn't find his soon-to-be wife Heidi, but instead her brother Eric dressed in a wedding dress.

“My husband was so surprised, and stunned to see Eric instead of me. Thankfully for him however, he is used to pranks and jokes being pulled in my family” Heidi said. 

The groom's reaction was captured by photographer Nichole Cline, who said she was “super excited to do their first look in general and when Heidi told me about sending her brother down, it was just the icing on the cake. I have never photographed pranks like this. But I’m sure beings its now a trend, its not going to be my last time.” 

After the story went viral, Heidi shared why she had chosen her brother to dress up: “My father passed away when I was 18, and my two brothers were always there. […] My brother Carson was officiating the ceremony, and I wanted Eric to have a special part too.”

Scroll down to see the whole scene unfold.

After the nerves were gone, the couple were able to share a very special day. How cute!