This Bride Surprised Her Deaf Groom By Signing A Special Song On Their Wedding Day

The newly married Liz and Scott Shoesmith met two years ago via the Tinder dating app. Liz told the Daily Mail she learned Scott was deaf after a Google search revealed the information before their date, but she decided to continue with their plans of meeting in person. Andit’s a good thing she did! After a couple years of dating, the pair decided to get married, and Liz planned a special surprise for her groom.

Before walking to meet him at the end of aisle, she signed the lyrics to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri—and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

The bride said her soon-to-be husband cried throughout the entire song, and when you see the touching moment play out for yourself, you’ll know why:

The couple’s story was originally shared with the Love What Matters site and, since then, this moment has been viewed online millions of times.

“Even though Scott is deaf, I have never felt more heard in my life. For every joy he has brought into my life over the last two years, I wanted to surprise him with my entrance,” she told Love What Matters. “I won’t lie, I was terrified before walking into the ceremony. But the moment I locked eyes with him I never looked away and it was a special moment just between the two of us. He held it together for a few seconds before crying the whole way through the song. He has re-watched the video a hundred times since and he still cries every time!”

Here are some photos their wedding photographer, Dreamlife Photos & Video, posted to Facebook:

How sweet!

Apparently, Liz began to learn sign language shortly after she and Scott began dating. And leading up to their wedding day on Jan. 27, she taught herself how to sign the lyrics to the song. Clearly, her husband-to-be was incredibly touched:

“I only knew the Auslan alphabet when I was seven years old. So I taught myself sign language by using the internet, off apps and videos. Every time I practiced the song, I was getting it wrong,” Liz told the Daily Mail. “I got lucky on the day, I didn’t make any mistakes. Everything just came naturally from my heart, and not my head.”

And the end result was an incredibly touching moment between the bride and groom.

Since getting married, the couple is striving for inclusion for not just the deaf, but for all people through the charity organization Liz runs called The Inclusive Foundation. The bride is even auctioning off her wedding dress to raise funds for the cause:


Congratulations to the happy couple! May every day be just as special as their wedding day!

This Bride Sang To Her Groom As She Walked Down The Aisle

Weddings are always beautiful, if you ask us. But one wedding had something that made it a little extra special. The bride decided to sing to the groom as she walked down the aisle, and we’re fairly certain there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

Instead of walking down the aisle while a song was playing, the bride, Allison Thurman, decided to personalize the moment and actually sing “Can’t Help Falling In Love” as she was escorted down the aisle to meet her groom.

This was caught on video and posted to Facebook. Since then, it’s been making its way around the internet, and has been seen by over five million people. While the camera stays on mostly on the bride, you do get to see a bit of the groom’s reaction. He is so overcome with emotion at one point that he has to bend over and rest his hands on his knees. So basically, he is all of us. Watch the beautiful moment unfold:

Based on the Facebook comments, this video has inspired others to do something similar at their own weddings. And whether folks were inspired to do this at their own weddings or not, there was one common theme for those who watched this video—happy tears. “I’m literally crying. So beautiful,” one person wrote on Facebook.

This certainly isn’t the first time a bride has absolutely stunned a groom, however. Some have surprised their husbands-to-be with a song, as this bride did, and others have done it by just being themselves. There’s something about seeing your bride walk down the aisle that grooms just can’t handle.

Thankfully for the rest of us, there’s evidence of both online. Like the reaction to this bride who sang “Look at Me” as she walked down the aisle, and this groom who had the best reaction to his bride approaching him. How sweet!

There’s just something about weddings that gets us reaching for the tissues.

This Groom Had The Best Reaction Ever To His Bride Walking Down The Aisle

One of the biggest, most special moments of any wedding is watching the bride walk down the aisle. But for groom Quintin Reed, seeing his bride Ashleigh walk toward him was extra special, and a bit overwhelming—in the best way.

“My uncle, who was the officiant, told me to look down at my watch until the moment was right. My heart was pounding so incredibly fast,” the groom told the Huffington Post. “Then the moment came. She walks around the corner and when she was about 50 feet from me, my uncle told me to look up at my bride. And when I did, my heart became overwhelmed with joy and my entire body just became numb as I witnessed the most beautiful woman ever in front of me.”

As his soon-to-be-wife approached, Reed couldn’t contain his tears. First, he looked up and brought his hands to his face. Then, he was so overcome with emotion, he could no longer stand. His bride literally made him go weak in the knees. And it doesn’t get much sweeter than that.

Of course, this also made the bride become emotional, and she started to cry as well. She certainly wasn’t expecting a reaction like this from her beau.

“I thought he would be a little emotional but I never would have imagined he would have fallen to his knees like he did,” the bride told People magazine. “As soon as I saw him sigh and look up to the sky, I lost my breath. It was the most romantic moment I had ever and probably will ever experience.”

The couple first met three years ago in college at Lindenwood University. They wed on Oct. 7 in a gorgeous, love-filled ceremony at the Cottleville Wine Cellar in Cottleville, Missouri. They said their special day couldn’t have been more perfect.

“The foundation of our relationship has been trust, communication, respect, love, kindness, laughter, hugs and high-fives,” the groom told the Huffington Post. “Our wedding day was perfect!”

Watch the groom’s incredible reaction to his bride below—and make sure you have some tissues handy. There won’t be a dry eye in the house once this video plays!

This 4-Year-Old Broke Into Tears When His Stepmother Read Vows She Wrote Just For Him

Are you the type of person who cries at weddings? So is 4-year-old Gage Newville. This little boy burst into tears at his soon-to-be stepmother and dad’s wedding ceremony.

The little boy couldn’t hold back the tears as the bride, Emily Leehan, read vows she had written especially for him.

“When she started reciting the vows, that’s when the emotion took over and he lost it,” the groom—Gage’s father, Joshua Newville—told ABC News. “The whole day was pretty emotional, so I was just trying to keep myself together and keep him together.”

A video captured the sweet moment and, as you can see, Gage went in for a tearful embrace after his stepmother said, “I want you to be safe and to try your hardest,” she said. “And to be a good person.”

Cue the tears.

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“I know that you and I will butt heads,” Leehan went on. “But I hope with all my heart that as you become a grown man you will understand my methods and realize I have only done what is best for you and that I love you.”

As Gage hugged her, she consoled him, “Don’t cry, baby,” she soothed. Stepping into her duties as step-mom already!

She went on to say, “You have helped make me into the woman that I am today, and I may not have given you the gift of life, but life surely gave me the gift of you.”

Gage cuddled with the couple throughout the ceremony, and by the end of it, Leehan was holding him on her hip, making this the cutest ceremony, well, ever.

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The newly married couple are both active in the military. Leehan is a senior airman in the Air Force and Joshua is a sergeant in the Marines.

According to ABC, Gage lives with his new stepmother and his father, but also has, as his father puts it, a “great mother,” Kali Nuckols, who he visits as much as possible.