Bride Celebrates Perfect Day, Until She Comes Clean To Bridesmaid With Secret She'd Kept Hidden
HeartEternal Staff 6/22/2017
On a bride's special day, all eyes are on her. From the dress to the flowers, her radiant glow, the groom's expression when he first sees her, a wedding day revolves around two hearts becoming one.
But one compassionate bride decided to unselfishly share her special day with someone other than her groom. This is one wedding reception no one will ever forget.
Jess Nakrayko, 28, of Canada married her soul mate and best friend in a beautiful wedding ceremony in Jamaica. The wedding went off without a hitch and everyone in attendance was in awe of the ceremony and the gorgeous bride. However, it was what happened at the reception that shocked everyone.
Bridesmaid and best friend Jessica Kieley, 28, stood up with Jess as part of the wedding party, watching the heartfelt nuptials. Little did she know that she was about to be floored with the surprise of a lifetime before the night was done.
Jessica and her boyfriend Adam Brake had dated for a long time. Bride Jess' little sister Meaghan Lee, 25, is also good friends with Jessica. The trio of besties ran around together growing up.
So when Meaghan learned Adam was ready to propose to Jessica, Meagan knew the perfect way to surprise their best friend. She decided it would be incredible for Adam to take advantage of the tantalizing tropical trip to pledge his love and devotion to Jessica.
But Adam balked. He told Jess "I would never ruin your wedding like that." There was no way he could propose at Jess' wedding and take the spotlight off of her for one second. Jess reassured him it was perfectly fine.
"You guys wouldn't be taking away our thunder or anything like that. We have our whole wedding and everything after that for all the attention to be on us."
So after a lot of convincing, Adam agreed. He and the sisters hatched a plan to ambush Jessica at the reception during the bouquet throw. She'd never know what was about to happen.
Adam, who confessed to being "really nervous; really scared," had the engagement ring in his pocket. When Jess turned away from the throng of females gathered on the dance floor and prepared to toss the bouquet, she had arranged for the DJ to change the song from Shania Twain's "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" to Bruno Mars' "Marry You."
At that very moment when the music switched tunes, Jess turned around and instead of tossing the bouquet, she simply handed it to Jessica. Adam quickly dropped to his knee behind them and Jess spun Jessica around to see what was unfolding behind her.
When Jessica realized what was going on, she burst into tears. In fact, everyone watching became teary eyed.
Wedding photographer Ross Dance captured that incredible moment when it dawned on Jessica what was happening as Jess handed her the bouquet. Adam's hand was on her arm, preparing to turn her around.
The photo has been liked thousands of times on Instagram and Facebook and their story has gone viral. The photographer called it "one of the most beautiful and unselfish things I've ever witnessed shooting weddings." What a selfless act and a breathtaking moment that was captured.
Source: Today FB Image Credit: Facebook/Ross Dance Photography