There are entrances and then there are grand entrances, and this bride just fell into the latter category with her epic entrance that has us reaching for the Kleenex. On January 27, Liz Shoesmith married the love of her life—who just so happens to be deaf. And for a tearjerking surprise, Liz walked down the aisle to a sign-language version of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.”
“Even though Scott is deaf, I have never felt more heard in my life,” Shoesmith shared in a post on Love What Matters. “For every joy he has brought into my life over the last two years, I wanted to surprise him with my entrance.”
The now-viral wedding video, which has over two million views on Facebook at press time, shows the bride slowly making her way down the aisle while signing the love song, "A Thousand Years," to her now husband Scott Shoesmith.
“This is how I chose to honour my deaf husband at our wedding ceremony yesterday,” she captioned the sweet video. “It was a magical moment and one neither of us will ever forget.”
“I won’t lie, I was terrified before walking into the ceremony,” Shoesmith told Love What Matters. “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.” (Much like we are right now!)
"He has re-watched the video a hundred times since," added Shoesmith. "And he still cries every time!”
Can you blame the man? His teary-eyed reaction is all of us.