The groom expressed his love to the bride, but he also pledged his love for someone else in the audience, leaving everyone in tears.
When people decide they legally want to spend the rest of their lives together, they take their relationship forward by getting married. It is an amazing feeling when you say "I do" to the love of your life in the presence of friends, family, and God. It is an experience of a lifetime, and most people go out of their way to make it as special as they possibly can. It's just so beautiful that some people can't help but get teary-eyed while exchanging vows. However, sometimes, the things that leave a deep impact are usually the smallest gestures. Jefferson and his bride Jessica, both from Portugal, were at the altar, and while exchanging their vows, he turned towards a guest to say something that left the bride in tears.
He confessed his love for someone else. Even though it made Jessica cry, the gesture only added more meaning and value to the bond Jefferson and Jessica shared. You see, his wife had an eight-year-old daughter and the other woman Jefferson confessed his love to was his wife's daughter. He said that he would not only share his life with Jessica, but he would also share his life with her 8-year-old daughter Giovanna. He vowed to love and care for her just like he would for Jessica. Both of them then turned to the little girl and Jefferson read out the list of things he would do for her as her dad.
According to Apost, he said, “If I could ask God for 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 . . . I also give you love, my love, to always take care of you, to always protect you, and to not let anything bad happen to you.” Giovanna smiled back at Jefferson with tears in her eyes. Her new dad looked her in the eye and promised to love and support her always. At this moment, Jessica and all the guests present in the ceremony broke down into tears. This was a beautiful moment that melted everyone's hearts.
Even today, there's a lot of stigma that surrounds a single mother, and Jessica would have wanted to be sure about the man she was going to get married to would love and accept her daughter in every way possible, and Jefferson's gesture was proof enough for her. He declared his undying and everlasting love to Giovanna for over two minutes. When he was done speaking, Giovanna took the mic from her new father and thanked him with tears in her eyes, accepting him as her real dad and promising to love him. Honestly, I don't understand a word of Portuguese but it's true when they say love has no language.