The exchange of wedding vows is one of the most sentimental parts of a wedding ceremony. But when this groom took the microphone to express his undying love and commitment to the woman he was about to marry, everyone held their breath.
An Unexpected Turn
A wedding is a celebration of the union of two people in love. Family and friends gather around the couple to share their special day. But what happened at this wedding ceremony would leave those present speechless.
Most Important Day Of Their Lives
When the wedding day is just around the corner, most people will be filled with excitement, joy, disbelief, and expectation. Rightly so— another chapter of their lives is about to unfold!
For Portuguese couple Jefferson and Jessica, they found love the very moment they met. They were immediately stuck to each other’s hip! As their love blossomed, they would eventually make the decision to tie the knot.
In Portugal, languages like English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese are used in everyday speech. For the couple, they decided to use the Portuguese language for the wedding ceremony.
The bride Jessica looked completely gorgeous in her white wedding dress. The ensemble also came with a tiara and veil. The groom, on the other hand, looking absolutely dashing in his suit and bowtie. With everything set, they seemed perfectly ready to be husband and wife!
Crowd Waits Anxiously
Unknown to all the guests and Jessica, Jefferson prepared a shocking confession that would surprise every person in the wedding hall.
An Unexpected Twist
The crowd was already filled with anxiety as they waited for what he was about to say. Jefferson knew that everyone present would remember what he was about to do for a very long time.
Where It All Began
Despite the smooth start of the wedding, Jefferson now seemed very uneasy. It was evident— his hands were shaking the moment he began to deliver his speech.
The groom’s best man was standing beside the couple. He had a video camera in hand to make sure that he could record the exchange of vows.
The Start Of The Vows
As he played the record button, the couple seemed to be reading the vows as they should. The audience was full of their friends and family members. Jessica was the first one to read her vow. She basically declared how much she loves her future husband in front of their friends and families.
Veering Off The Path
When it was the groom’s turn to speak, his body language told everyone that he was about to say something significant.
What Made Him Change His Mind
Unbeknownst to everyone, Jefferson prepared and rehearsed his speech months before the big day. Like everyone else, Jessica could tell this was important. Nonetheless, she trusted her partner and simply expected him to express his love and devotion to her.
The Perfect Wedding
If you were present, you would say that everything looked picture-perfect until that very moment. Jessica had no idea what was about to unfold because the wedding looked flawless. We bet she didn’t expect Jefferson to pull this stunt at all.
A Turn of Events
The guests were able to arrive without a hitch, the venue was perfect, she looked gorgeous — so what was going on? Jessica took heart and waited for what the groom had to say. Apparently, Jefferson had other things in mind.
Not Quite The Usual Speech
The best man’s recording was rolling the entire time! Jefferson looked completely nervous as he announced that he has something to confess. He said that there was someone else he loves and that she was in the same room! Everyone was understandably in a state of shock. The bride tried her best to look calm but she could no longer contain her emotions. Who in their right mind could do that on the very day of their wedding?
Was This Actually Real?
They were attached at the hip the moment they met. It’s safe to assume that Jessica was crushed. All she could think about was how her version of their love story was false the entire time. She had no idea how to react to what he just said. Why was all of this happening?
Someone Else Took His Heart
During his confession, Jefferson would look away from Jessica and scan the room looking for the person he was talking about.
The groom said that this other girl was the only person who could truly make him happy. The guests all wanted to know what was going on.
The room went silent as no one dared talk. The groom appeared to be completely serious about what he was saying. Everyone anxiously waited for what he had to say next.
Just The Two Of Us
This must have been a bizarre experience for Jessica. The entire time they were together, there were apparently several factors that complicated the relationship.
Not Always Sunshine And Roses
The pair had an undeniably powerful bond that seemed indestructible! So what was the factor affecting their relationship? We would soon learn that there was one thing that they disagree on.
The Other Girl
The woman the groom was referring to was called Giovana. In fact, she played a crucial and significant part during the wedding ceremony.
Giovana was an 8-year-old girl. She was Jessica’s daughter from a former relationship.
Another Love In His Life
According to the couple’s plan, Jefferson would adopt Giovana after the wedding. The young girl now listened to what her future stepdad had to tell her.
No Longer Just Her And Her Mother
Everything happened so fast! Jefferson kneeled down, completely surprising Giovana. Jessica did not expect anything like that to happen on her perfect wedding day. Jefferson then began his speech.
List Of Grievences
From poking him all the time to stealing his food, he began to talk about everything that she did that annoys him.
Digs A Little Deeper
Giovana had been through a lot for someone her age. She listened and waited for the rest of the speech.
As he continued, Jefferson then began to talk about the things he wanted to do for her as her new father. He told her, “If I could ask God anything, it would be to have you as my daughter. I would be the proudest father in the world to have such a beautiful, intelligent, and educated daughter like you.” Aww!
Words They Will Never Forget
A touching and beautiful moment was unfolding right in front of everyone’s eyes! Jefferson asked little Giovana to be his official daughter with such sincerity and honesty. The guests were so touched by what they saw and heard. What a joy it was to witness this moment!
A Sweet Gesture
In front of everyone, Jefferson just confessed that he loves Giovana despite the fact that he was not the biological father of the child. He promised her that he will be there to love, help, and protect her at all times. Jessica could no longer hold back her tears of joy.
Those All Important Words
“I love you!” he told Giovana to conclude his speech. Just as he was about to end his speech, the groom himself would break down in tears.
Everyone Was In Tears
All three were crying at this point! Little Giovana had the opportunity to thank her new father as she was handed the microphone.
I Love You!
To be exact, the last words of the speech were, “I love you, my love!”
More To Come
It was then Giovana’s turn to speak. She wiped away her tears using a napkin and faced Jefferson.
Unlike Jefferson, Giovana did not get the chance to prepare a long speech. She went for a short and sweet response instead. The little girl thanked her new dad and called him “father of heart.”
Not A Dry Eye In The House
Giovana continued to wipe away her tears. Jefferson, meanwhile, was still kneeling and crying as his new daughter spoke.
After the emotional turn of events, Jefferson and Giovana finally hugged each other. The guests and families present at the wedding applauded the heartwarming scene.
The Video Went Viral
Ever since the popularity of Youtube skyrocketed, videos of wedding ceremonies, guest speeches, and proposal successes have become incredibly accessible. What was it about this specific video that made people all over the world watch it?
Elements Of The Viral Video
No one expected something like that to happen during the wedding. Everything was going according to plan! All of the guests were happy for the couple, so the sudden change in mood was evident in the video.
Elements Of The Video
Even though the groom started his speech with jokes and laughter, it quickly transitioned into an emotional one. When you watch the video, you will know what we mean.
When you click play on the video, you’ll see the reaction of everyone involved. Nothing can beat their faces as they realized what was actually happening. We’re glad that we can take a glimpse at such a heartwarming moment even when we were not physically present.
The World Moved
The fact that the video was able to draw millions of views prove how beautiful the moment was. If you ask us, we’ll tell you that it was definitely a great wedding speech.
The viral video was able to amass more than 10 million people in only 8 months! Considering the crazy world that we live in right now, it was a nice change of pace.
A Beautiful Reaction
Comments and reactions from the viewers were extremely positive. A lot of viewers wrote pleasant things about the exchange and extended their congratulations to the couple.
Lessons To Be Learnt
Youtube user Jochelle Recto commented, “Even if the language is foreign, it still made me cry.” It’s clear that love transcends even linguistic differences!
No Matter The Language
Love is a universal language. The video proved that you don’t need to understand the language to feel the bond shared by people who love each other. We’re certainly hoping to see stories like this one! We hope the video made you happy as well.