Cherry Point pilot delivers wedding message to brother and sister-in-law

POSTED: 3:18 PM Apr 15 2013   UPDATED: 8:04 PM Apr 11 2013
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AFGHANISTAN -

Thousands of miles away from his brother's wedding, a Cherry Point Marine finds a unique way to deliver his well wishes- from the sky.

According to MailOnline, Capt. Matthew Krivohlavy was unable to attend his brother's nuptial in Austin, Texas on April 6. So while in the cockpit of his Harrier jet in Afghanistan, Capt. Krivohlavy used flash cards to congratulate the newlyweds.

In the video posted on YouTube, Krivohlavy can be seen holding the cards that read, "Brandon and Mandy... I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for the both of you... This is a day that you will remember for the rest of your lives... And I wish I could be there to share it with you... Go nuts together!"

Krivohlavy also had a message specifically for his new sister-in law.

"Mandy, you are very beautiful, and exceptionally sweet. You are a perfect match for my brother."

Krivohlavy continued with a message for the groom, Brandon.

"Boy-o, I wish I had a horribly embarrassing story to tell about you (as payback)... But I don't... What I really want to say is how great of a brother you are."

Krivolavy wrapped up his tribute by performing a 360-degree roll in the sky, then waved goodbye to the camera.

Brandon said he was touched by his brother's gesture.

"Everyone in the room was either crying or completely speechless. It was a very moving moment for everyone there," Brandon posted online. "Needless to say, it brought everyone to tears."

Capt. Krivohlavy is part of Marine Attack Squadron 231, based at MCAS Cherry Point in Havelock. He has been serving since 1998.