By ABC News
The streets of Brussels are all but deserted as the city remains on the highest terror alert level, but one newlywed couple refused to let the “serious and imminent” threat of a Paris-style attack ruin their wedding day.
The Belgian capital’s normally busy nightspots were quiet on Saturday night, while shopping strips, public transport, schools and tourist attractions remain closed.
Aside from the heavy army and police presence on the streets, most photos coming out of Brussels paint the picture of a city deserted.
But one young couple defied the warnings by tying the knot and — flanked by two heavily armed soldiers — capturing their special moment on camera.
Dutch journalist Joris Marseille took his own photo of the pair in an otherwise deserted street, and posted it online, where it has since captured hearts around the world.
“Getting married in #Brussels on November 21, 2015,” Mr Marseille, who later said he did not know the couple, tweeted.
“This will definitely be a day to remember.”
Brussels remains at highest threat level amid fears of attack
Brussels remains at a threat level of four, meaning an attack is imminent, as it has been since Saturday.