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Deaf Groom Brought to Tears When Bride Signs Wedding Song as She Walks Down the Aisle

Brittany Chalmers
Nov 09, 2021
09:40 A.M.
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Walking down the aisle is one of the most significant moments of the wedding, and one bride found a way to make it even more special. The woman's sweet gesture had her deaf groom overcome with emotion.

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Elizabeth Shoesmith could not wait to marry the man of her dreams. In 2018, the Sydney, Australia bride came up with a beautiful idea to make the big day unforgettable.

Her groom, Scott, is deaf, and she wanted to make the first moment he saw her, as she walked down the aisle, something he would cherish forever. The woman used "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri as her song.

MISSING THE SONG'S MEANING

Elizabeth was worried her groom might miss the song's message, so she decided to sign the entire piece. The bride was nervous as she entered the ceremony hall, but she was ready once she laid eyes on her husband-to-be.

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The bride said: "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."

GROOM OVERCOME WITH EMOTION

Her groom was more than surprised, and the gesture moved him to tears. Elizabeth shared the encounter and indicated that it was "a special moment just between the two of [them]."

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Scott attempted to hold back his tears, but a few lines into the song, a flood of tears overtook him. Elizabeth added:

"He has re-watched the video a hundred times since, and he still cries every time!"

A deaf groom receives his bride at the altar and is overcome with emotion | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

A deaf groom receives his bride at the altar and is overcome with emotion | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

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BRIDE WAS NERVOUS TO SIGN

The groom didn't know that his bride planned to sign the song for him, so it was an overwhelming experience. Scott, who lost his hearing at the age of eight, can speak and use lip-reading. However, Elizabeth learned how to sign the song.

She said: "Every time I had practiced it leading up to the day, I would make mistakes or go blank." When it came time for the wedding, she felt like Scott was the only person in the room with her.

A bride signs the wedding song as she walks down the aisle to her deaf groom | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

A bride signs the wedding song as she walks down the aisle to her deaf groom | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

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ADVOCATES FOR INCLUSIVITY

The moment went off without a hitch, and Elizabeth was able to sign it perfectly. The woman also advocates for inclusivity through her job as CEO of The Inclusive Foundation.

She said: "We need to simply create a world where everyone is included." With more than 2 million views, their story has been viewed worldwide and garnered a reaction from netizens.

A deaf groom receives his bride at the altar and is overcome with emotion | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

A deaf groom receives his bride at the altar and is overcome with emotion | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

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THE ONLINE REACTION

One user said: "This is the most beautiful thing I have seen." Another added: "She genuinely loves him." Others wrote that the woman's actions were commendable, and they wished the couple well.

One commenter called the video "sweet and romantic" and highlighted that Elizabeth's gesture toward her deaf husband was a display of unconditional love.

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