Handwritten vows always have us reaching for the Kleenex, but what if one California groom had two versions of vows? And one of them was for his about-to-be stepdaughter? Well, prepare for the waterworks, y'all... Groom Mike Seldon recently stole his bride's — and the entire Internet's — heart when he wrote and recited a separate set of wedding vows, just for his bride's five-year-old daughter, Heidi. Ready, set, start crying.
During Mike Seldon and Brittany Williams' October 28th wedding in Laguna Beach, California, guests got a surprise that made them wish they wore waterproof mascara. "It's pretty special finding someone that loves you unconditionally," the bride later told The Huffington Post. "But to come as a package deal with a little one and have a man make a commitment to love her unconditionally as well is an absolute blessing," one she was definitely reminded of when her groom bent down during their ceremony to deliver her daughter her very own wedding vows.
"I vow to always be fair and honest with you," Seldon told Heidi on the big day. "I promise to support you in every way I can. I promise to always hold your hand and brush your hair when you ask me to. I promise to tuck you into bed every night. I vow to show you how a man should treat a woman through my relationship with your mom," he said through the tears. "And above all else, I vow to protect you, care for you, and love you 'so big' forever." R.I.P. our hearts...
But this isn't just the start of this stepfather/daughter journey. Seldon has reportedly been in Heidi's life since she was just 14 months old, before moving-in with her and her mother last year when Seldon and Williams became engaged. "Mike was taking a more fatherly role by doing things like tucking her in and kissing her as he leaves for work," Williams explained.
"Though we have had our share of bumps in the road — there's no instruction manual for this stuff! — it's been a beautiful journey," she said of figuring out their new blended family. "We've all been patient, open and honest with each other. And most of all, just had fun."
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