Groom Stopped His Wedding Vows – And Confessed His Love For Another Girl


A Very Unexpected Speech


There is something about a wedding that always leaves its guests feeling a renewed belief in true love. But something about this particular wedding would be very different.

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Crowd Waits Anxiously


It appears that this groom came prepared with a revealing confession. It would leave the crowd – and his future wife – distraught and overcome by emotion.

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An Unexpected Twist


Everbody knows that weddings can very emotional occasions. Celebrating true love and matrimonial commitment is a heartwarming and sentimental thing. This unsuspecting groom was not quite prepared to be taken aback by all of the unexpected emotions of the day. With the crowd watching and waiting anxiously, he knew this would be one of the biggest moments of his entire life.

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Where It All Began


The best man would video the emotional speech, which begins at the wedding of a seemingly happy couple. Jessica, the bride, looks magnificent in a white floor-length dress, a sparkling tiara and a traditional veil. The groom, Jefferson, looks handsome in his suit and bowtie. He clearly nervous. His hands shook as he read through his prepared speech. He hoped it would all go as planned.

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The Start Of The Vows


As the video begins, the couple are reading their wedding vows, standing in the middle of a beautiful reception room surrounded by all their closest family and friends. The bride has just finished her vows, declaring her undying love for her future husband.

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Veering Off The Path


Jefferson begins to read his vows out to his bride, but soon it becomes apparent that he has decided to do something differently. He looks up from his speech, takes a deep pause, wipes his brow and begins to speak again.

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What Made Him Change His Mind


Jefferson had been writing and perfecting his speech for months and months, his bride-to-be believed that he spent his late nights preparing for the big day. The bride knew how important it was to her future-husband to make sure their wedding vows were something extraordinary. She trusted him, hoping he was spending his time wisely.

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The Perfect Wedding


The ceremony was everything the bride had hoped for; it was a real-life fairy tale. She and her family had set aside their savings for over a year so that the bride could have her perfect wedding. What she didn’t plan on was a surprise from her groom.

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A Turn of Events


The bride’s dress was perfect, the venue was picturesque, her beloved guests had flown in from all over the world, what more could she have asked for? There was her man standing in front of her ready to pour his heart out. She thought this would be the wedding she had expected. But the groom had other plans.

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Not Quite The Usual Speech


The video continues. The nervous groom goes on to tell his guests that he has a confession to make: there is someone else in the room that he loves. The bewildered guests turn to each other, wondering what he could mean, and who this unexpected person is. The bride looks startled, she tries to remain calm and listen to what he has to say.

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Was This Actually Real?


From the moment that the couple met, they were inseparable. Jessica knew she had found her one and only, she counted down the days until she could call him her husband, but now, after all this time, the reality was not matching up to what she had imagined. She stood before him, confused, what was going on?

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Someone Else Took His Heart


Jefferson then turned away from his fiancée and began scanning the room for this other person he was referring to. According to the groom in his speech, this was the other girl who made all his dreams possible, who he truly loved. There had to be an explanation for this.

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Significant Other


The groom was talking about someone so important to him, someone both he and his bride had been extremely close to. The guests and the unknowing bride fell silent, no one knew what would happen next.

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Just The Two Of Us


But since the pair had met, it hadn’t been just the two of them. Something made this relationship a lot more complex. There was another factor here that had been a deciding factor in their decision to love one another, to become man and wife.

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Not Always Sunshine And Roses


Even though their love for each other was seemingly unbreakable, there were other factors that got in the way of their relationship. One particular had always been a point of contention, but how could things have changed?

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The Other Girl


The subject of the groom’s admiration was finally revealed, he was talking about Giovana. In an unexpected decision made by the groom at the last minute, the girl would soon play a major role in the ceremony.

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Another Love In His Life


Giovana was Jéssica’s child from another relationship and would soon officially be Jefferson’s stepdaughter. And it was time for her to hear what her new stepdad had to say to her on such an important and emotional day.

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No Longer Just Her And Her Mother


The groom began by kneeling down in front of the surprised little girl. He launches into an emotional speech, a different speech to what his bride thought he had planned. First, he lists all the little things that she does to annoy him, such as poking him and eating his food.

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Digs A Little Deeper


Little Giovana had been through so much. She had grown up without a father figure. She waited patiently to see what her stepdad would say to her.

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Words They Will Never Forget


He tells little Giovana that if he could ask God for anything, he would ask for her to officially be his daughter. As Jefferson continued his heartfelt speech, the rest of the room looked on in awe. What a beautiful and pure declaration of parental love.

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A Sweet Gesture


Still kneeling down in front of a room full of people, the groom tells the little girl that he loves her like she is his own, and promises to always love her, protect her and try his utmost to make her happy. Jessica watches on, crying tears of unbridled joy.

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Those All Important Words


He finishes his heartwarming speech by finally telling his stepdaughter, “I love you!” And with his voice shaking, it’s clear the groom is at the point of breaking down. By this point, both little Giovana and Jéssica are overcome with emotion, wiping tears from their eyes, too.

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More To Come


After her stepdad’s beautiful declaration of love, it’s Giovana’s turn to say a few words. To conclude the video, the brave little girl thanks Jefferson, telling him that although he is not her biological father, he is a “father of heart.”

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Not A Dry Eye In The House


During her speech, Giovana wipes tears from her face, while Jefferson kneels in front of her, crying tears of gratitude and joy. The two share an emotional embrace as the wedding guests applaud them, rejoicing in the special moment.

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The World Moved


Quite possibly one the world’s most heartfelt wedding speech videos, the emotional footage has caught the attention of millions of people who cannot stop watching this beautiful exchange.

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Magnanimous Attention


The wedding speech video has now been seen over ten million times in less than eight months since being uploaded to YouTube. With all of the negative, sad and violent news on the web today, it’s easy to see why this tale has captured the world’s heart.

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A Beautiful Reaction


The online reaction to the beautiful video, has been overwhelmingly positive. Online comment sections can often be a brutal place for negativity but this video has only encouraged people to honor the family’s moment with congratulations and praise.

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Lessons To Be Learnt


One YouTube user, Jochelle Recto, wrote something that would resonate with a lot of people from around the world who saw the video. “Even if the language is foreign, it still made me cry.”