There’s a quote in the movie 27 Dresses — starring Katherine Heigl — that says:
“You know how the bride makes her entrance and everybody turns to look at her? That’s when I look at the groom. Cause his face says it all you know? The pure love there.”
This quote has never been truer than for this groom, who was left weeping when he saw his stunning bride for the first time.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, Gabriel Deku said he had completely given up on the idea of being loved until he met his wife Annabella.
“At the time we met, I had given up hope on this whole love thing,” Gabriel said. “I thought this idea of having a life partner who would love and respect me unconditionally was a story only told in movies.
In the video, you can see Gabriel crumple when he sees Annabella for the first time.
As Annabella walks down the aisle, she appears far more composed, as Gabriel's groomsman keeps holding onto him.
When Annabella finally makes it to Gabriel, it almost rips your heart apart as he takes one look at her and then breaks down all over again.
LOOK. THAT'S JUST HEART BREAKING.
I must warn you, what follows next is one of the most magnificent peptalks a best man could ever give.
His best man says, "Woah, stand up. Stand up. Stand up. This is your moment, man. You look at your wife. Okay, you look at her? She's beautiful. You look at her. Stand up. You look at her. Look at you wife - look her in the eye."
And, he does. By then, Annabella is also crying and I'm quite sure any person in that room who wasn't crying would have been banished forever.
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"Anna has never seen me cry like that before," Gabriel said. "I've never seen me cry like that before."
After meeting over four years ago at university, the two tied the knot in mid-May.
When asked about what he loves about Annabella, Gabriel said their relationship was full of respect.
"Regardless of whether I am being an ass and acting up, she still chooses to respect me. I thought relationships were about this 50/50, giving expecting to return. But together we have discovered it's about giving 100 and expecting nothing."