Groom Makes A Confession At The Altar, The Bride Is In Tears

Published on 12/30/2018
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For most people, wedding vows tend to be the highlight of any wedding ceremony. While family and friends gather around to hear the recital of one’s promises and affection for the other, there’s hardly anything that can change the beautiful moment or take away from it. But this time something was different and out of the ordinary.

A Highly Unusual Speech

Most weddings bring out the inner child in everyone in the sense that it makes us want to believe in fairytales and true love once more. But this one didn’t quite meet our expectations. Things took an unexpected turn, making the guests and everyone present listen intently to what the groom had to say.

A Highly Unusual Speech

A Highly Unusual Speech

A Milestone

In general, people see their wedding as an important milestone in their lives. Many expect that they would feel a lot of different emotions,like love, fear, joy, and many others. But at the end of the day, a wedding is one of the most beautiful moments a couple can experience together.

Most Important Day Of Their Lives

Most Important Day Of Their Lives

The Couple

The lovely couple we’re talking about is Jefferson and Jessica. Both have Portuguese roots, and they fell in love with each other from the very first moment they met. They were inseparable ever since that fateful event and they decided to tie the knot. It seemed that nothing could possibly change the love they felt for one-another.

The Couple

The Couple

Language: Portuguese

Many languages are used in Portugal. Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese are the most popular languages. The lovely couple decided to have their wedding ceremony conducted in Portuguese. Some might think this a brave choice, but to the couple it was most appropriate, and soon the guests would realize why.

Portuguese

Portuguese

They Looked Awesome!

The said couple looked awesome on their wedding day. Jessica was absolutely stunning in her wedding dress, veil and tiara. Jefferson also wowed their witnesses in his suit and bow tie. They looked more than ready to officially start their road to forever!

Looking Great

Looking Great

The Crowd Waits

Unbeknownst to everyone, the groom had prepared a surprise: A revealing confession that would shock everyone. As the crowd waited for the bride and groom to arrive, there was the expected sense of excitement and underlying anxiety that comes with a wedding ceremony.

Crowd Waits Anxiously

Crowd Waits Anxiously

An Unexpected Twist

When the groom eventually pulled out his paper to read his vows, the crowd waited anxiously for him to start. Jefferson knew that it was a very important moment of his life and he wanted to deliver his message as clearly and as effectively as possible.

An Unexpected Twist

An Unexpected Twist

How It All Began

It all looked typical at first. The wedding started off well and everything seemed to be in order. However, the groom looked really nervous now. His hands were shaking as he started his speech. Nobody knew what was coming but they waited quietly nevertheless.

Where It All Began

Where It All Began

The Best Man

The best man was right next to the couple. He was taking a video of the ceremony and even started to record the part where the couple would exchange their vows. But one might wonder, did the best man have any idea of the confession that the groom was about to reveal?

Best Man

Best Man

The Start Of The Vows

The couple started reading their vows and it all looked pretty normal. Their family and close friends were there giving them support. The bride read hers first, promising her unending devotion and love to her future husband. It was meaningful and emotional.

The Start Of The Vows

The Start Of The Vows

A Long Pause

It was quite apparent that the groom was about to make an important speech. He attempted to start, but then he stopped, paused for quite some time, then he started giving his speech again. It was clear to everyone that he was nervous, but for what reason exactly was still a mystery.

Veering Off The Path

Veering Off The Path

Months of Preparation

Jefferson had prepared this speech for several months now. Jessica, the bride, knew about all his preparation and trusted that he would make the same vows of undying love as she did. Jessica knew everything there was to know about her future husband, so she gave him the sense of support that he needed in order to continue.

What Made Him Change His Mind

What Made Him Change His Mind

A Fairytale Wedding

Despite her love and trust in him, she sensed that he was building up to something big. At the event everything looked perfect. It was as if they were living their own fairytale. She was completely unaware of the surprise that the groom had prepared for her.

The Perfect Wedding

The Perfect Wedding

A Turn of Events

Things went as planned, from the beginning until that point. Their guests arrived from different parts of the globe, the bride’s dress was perfect. There was nothing else she could have asked for. At that moment, she patiently waited for Jefferson to pour his heart out in his wedding vows. Or so she thought. The groom, on the other hand, had another plan.

A Turn Of Events

A Turn Of Events

An Unexpected Speech

The whole event was still being recorded on video, and the groom obviously looked very nervous. He said that he had to confess something. He said that he truly loved someone else in the room. Their guests were shocked. They were wondering who it was. The bride tried to keep her cool but she was already angry and ready to explode. She, like the others, was totally shocked.

Not Quite The Usual Speech

Not Quite The Usual Speech

What was Real?

Since the moment that they first met, they had been inseparable. Jessica actually thought that she had found “the one” for herself and that they would have their fairytale ending. But as it turns out, her reality was a lie. She was feeling a range of different emotions as she stood before him, listening to his speech. What in the world was happening?

Was This Actually Real@

Was This Actually Real@

Who Took His Heart?

The groom then looked away from Jessica. He then swept the room with his eyes to look for the person that he was referring to. The crowd seemed to follow his eyes, hoping to get a view of the person he so candidly mentioned he had feelings for. The tension was thickening.

Someone Else Took His Heart

Someone Else Took His Heart

Someone Else

The groom said in his speech that there was another girl at the event who made his dreams possible, and that she was someone that he really loved. An explanation was definitely in order and everyone was waiting for it. The groom looked completely sincere.

Someone Else

Someone Else

A Very Important Person

It was obvious that the groom was referring to someone who was extremely important to him. The bride and their guests were all silent. No one knew what to expect next, but the groom was determined as ever to continue and so he did. The moment of truth was fast approaching.

Significant Other

Significant Other

A Complex Relationship

The bride was still shocked and it all felt crazy to her as they had been inseparable since they started having a relationship. She was surprised to know that there was another factor in their relationship that made it more complicated than she first thought it was.

Just The Two Of Us

Just The Two Of Us

Not Always Sunshine And Roses

She thought that their love was unbreakable, but she was wrong. So, what could this secret be? Obviously, there was always something that they needed to settle between them. But was the wedding ceremony the place and event to do so? Most people would definitely think that it was not.

Not Always Sunshine And Roses

Not Always Sunshine And Roses

The Other Girl

Giovana. That was her name. Whispers and chatter started up as her name was mentioned. Who was ‘Giovana’, and why was it important to mention her now, at this critical moment in their lives? The groom talked about her in his speech. She then played an important role in the wedding.

The Other Girl

The Other Girl

Giovana

When Jessica heard the name, her heart dropped. Giovana was just 8 years old, and she also happened to be Jessica’s daughter from her past relationship. It turned out the girl with whom he felt a deep connection and love was not some other woman on the side that Jessica had no knowledge about.

Giovana

Giovana

Another Love In His Life

Giovana was set to officially become Jefferson’s stepdaughter after the wedding. There was no doubt that she was an important player in both of their lives. The guests then listened attentively to what Jefferson had to say about her.

Another Love In His Life

Another Love In His Life

Another Surprise

The groom went to the surprised little girl and knelt before her. He then continued reading his speech. It was something that the bride never expected, and of course neither did the little girl expect this.

No Longer Just Her And Her Mother

No Longer Just Her And Her Mother

Annoying Things

Jefferson resumed by reading a list of things that Giovana did that annoyed him which included eating his food and poking him. Although it may seem like something negative, it was actually meant in the best way possible and everyone there felt that.

List Of Grievances

List Of Grievances

What He Would Say

The little girl had been through a lot of things already! She continued to wait what else her new stepdad would say. Everyone watching the scene unfold found it difficult not to feel emotional. Some of the guests actually started to shed a tear. Something magical was going on.

Digs A Little Deeper

Digs A Little Deeper

The Second Part

The second part of his speech was a list of things that Jefferson promised to do as her father. “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,” he said.

Part 2

Part 2

Amazing Declaration

He said such beautiful words to her. He told Giovana that he would ask God for her to be his daughter if he could ask Him anything. The guests were in awe as they looked on. It was indeed a great declaration of parental love!

Words They Will Never Forget

Words They Will Never Forget

The Sweetest Gesture

He was still kneeling in front of Giovana when the groom told the little girl that he loved her like she was his own child. He promised that he would always protect, help and love her. Jessica, the bride, started crying at that point because of overflowing joy.

A Sweet Gesture

A Sweet Gesture

Important Words

He finished his speech by telling Giovana, “I love you!” His voice was obviously trembling and he started to break down. It was an emotional moment captured on tape, but more so captured in the hearts of everyone attending the event. It was truly a beautiful moment.

Those All Important Words

Those All Important Words

Tearing Up

At that point, both the bride and her child, Giovana, were crying. Giovana then took the microphone and fought back her own streaming tears. She looked back at her new father and declared her love for him. That was it for everyone; tears were flowing en masse.

Everyone Was In Tears

Everyone Was In Tears

I Love You!

When he ended his speech, Jefferson told his stepdaughter, “I love you, my love!” It was truly one of the most awesome and beautiful moments the people at their wedding ceremony had ever experienced. Such a declaration of love was something extraordinary.

I Love You

I Love You

In Tears

After Jefferson finished giving over his tremendous speech, little Giovana spoke up. She wiped her tears with a napkin while her stepdad was kneeling in front of her, crying. What was she going to say after such a speech?

More To Come

More To Come

Giovana’s Turn

It was Giovana’s turn to speak. Her response was short and emotional. She told her stepdad that she was thankful and that even though he wasn’t her biological father, he was a “father of her heart.”

Giovanas Turn

Giovanas Turn

Not A Dry Eye In The House

As Giovana was speaking, she wiped her tears from her face. Jefferson, her stepdad, was still kneeling in front of her as she was speaking, sobbing. Everyone else’s faces were filled with tears. It was too emotional.

Not A Dry Eye In The House

Not A Dry Eye In The House

Warm Embrace

After declaring their love for each other, the two embraced one another. The wedding guests, finding it difficult to contain their excitement and emotion, stood up and applauded them with fervor and support.

Warm Embrace

Warm Embrace

The Video Went Viral

Nowadays, we can see many videos on YouTube featuring wedding stories, funny speeches from the best man, and proposal fails. But not many of them reached more than a million views. So what makes this one so special?

The Video Went Viral

The Video Went Viral

Video Sensation

This video which was posted in February 2017 was special indeed. Giovana’s and Jefferson’s speeches were in Portuguese, but even if you don’t understand a word they said, you can definitely tell what’s going on. We also guarantee that the video will make you tear up as well!

Unique Video Sensation

Unique Video Sensation

Elements Of The Viral Video

At the beginning of the video, it showed the couple exchanging vows. They were standing in front of their family and friends in the middle of a reception hall. The faces of the guests showed that they had no hint at all about what the groom had in store for the wedding party.

Elements Of The Viral Video

Elements Of The Viral Video

Elements Of The Viral Video

In the video, we can see Jefferson taking the microphone. He begins his speech by making a joke, but it quickly turns into something serious and emotional. By looking at his face you can tell that something unusual was about to take place.

Taking The Mic

Taking The Mic

Reaction

The video has also captured the reaction of Jessica, Giovana, and the guests. It is a very beautiful video recording of an equally memorable moment! It’s amazing what benefits we can reap from modern technology – capturing moments in time and saving them for a lifetime.

Reaction

Reaction

The World Moved

This is definitely one of the most heartwarming moments caught on video ever! Millions of people saw the said video and it received a lot interest immediately after it was uploaded. There’s no surprise why this is so.

The World Moved

The World Moved

Sensational

In less than 8 months, the video had already been seen by more than 10 million people! With all the crazy stuff in the world, it is not surprising that this kind of video became an instant sensation.

Magnanimous Attention

Magnanimous Attention

A Beautiful Reaction

The reactions online were amazingly positive. People have left positive comments and even congratulated the new family. It’s truly remarkable that people who have no connection the couple or their daughter can feel and express such emotion.

A Beautiful Reaction

A Beautiful Reaction

Positive Comment

One comment written by YouTuber Jochelle Recto was also amazing. She wrote, “Even if the language is foreign, it still made me cry.” Isn’t that sweet? It just goes to show that while many fuss over negative news, there’s plenty of good news to connect people from all over the globe.

Lessons To Be Learnt

Lessons To Be Learnt

No Matter The Language

This video is proof that there are no language barriers to truly heartfelt moments, and that everyone can empathize with, and understand each other even though we speak different languages. We certainly love stories like this that just warms the heart. We hope you enjoyed it, too!

No Matter The Language

No Matter The Language

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