Weddings, in most cultures all over the world, are a celebration of love and a beautiful union between two people that are deeply and madly in love with one another. They are also the perfect opportunity to show a partner how much you care and adore them. That is the reason so many wedding ceremonies are filled with unique surprise performances from the bride or the groom – they are showing their new spouse just how much he or she means to them.
On other weddings, the bride or groom choose to give their better half gifts such as jewelry, shoes, photo albums among other beautiful unique gifts.
One clever lady, named Brittany from Dublin, Georgia in the United States did this recently when she performed a song in American Sign Language (ASL) for her handsome husband-to-be, Evan. Evan is deaf.
From as far back as she can remember, Brittany has always been passionate about ASL so when her big day came around the corner, she decided that this was the unexpected twist she would add to it.
She set to work in earnest planning exactly what she would do and how she would go about this novelty. The wife-to-be wanted to do something extra special for her beloved fiancé, as a way of expressing her love to him. She ultimately decided that she wanted to sign a song for Evan that carried a lot of meaning for both of them.
While her passion for sign language is undeniable, there were a number of words that the young bride did not know how to sign. She, therefore, enlisted the help from sign language expert, Nathan Roberts. He taught her all of the signs she needed to know and Brittany began practicing her performance.
During the week leading up to the big day, Brittany spent hours on end learning the signs and practicing her performance. It had to be on point! She wanted this performance to be nothing short of perfect, because she knew how much it would mean to her beloved husband-to-be, Evan.
She wanted to make a surprise for Evan so she could not tell him exactly what would be happening on the big day. He was simply told there would be ‘special music’ performed by a singer-songwriter at their ceremony.
“We listed it in the program that way and I even had him perform at our rehearsals to make Evan believe it,” Brittany said with an unmistakable sense of accomplishment.
Quite evidently, Evan fell for the fabricated tale and attended his wedding expecting nothing out of the norm. After all, he seemed to have been taken through all the necessary motions.
On the wedding day, Brittany performed her song. It was perfect just like she had wished.
In the video, Brittany is seen to suddenly step away from her beau at the altar. She then stands off to the side to sign off along with a live singer who belts away from the marvelous tunes to the song. Everybody now had an equal chance to enjoy the well-thought out composition.
Evan was so moved by the gesture that tears filled his eyes. He was shocked and surprised at the same time. Everyone in the audience composed of the couple’s family and friends and other well-wishers was moved to tears as the signing bride’s cheeks turned rosy.
Brittany wowed everyone, they all loved her surprise performance. It was the first time most of the guests ever saw someone sign singing. Clearly, she was blushing! But who would care? It was a moment to be savored! There never would be any other like it!
Such are the occasions that make life worthwhile and highlight our shared humanity. When we transcend our differences and prove that indeed, disability is not evil, a lot of good can be exuded – just as this beautiful couple has shown. To show love is to be human!
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So sweet, right? What do you think of her performance? Feel free to let us know in our comments section below. We have also included the awesome video just for your viewing pleasure.