Wedding cameras caught the emotional moment when a groom with cerebral palsy broke down in tears as his soon-to-be wife walk toward him down the aisle.
Justin Boisvert, 30, has been wheelchair-bound for most of his life, the Independent reported. He first met his bride, Sabrina Raposo, online in 2007, and initially had reservations about revealing his condition to her.
“In my photos, you can’t really tell, and because we met online I was really nervous about telling her,” Boisvert said.
He thought Raposo, 27, may be shocked when she learned he had cerebral palsy and wouldn’t want to go on a date with him.
“But she was so down to earth and she accepted it with an open mind,” he said.
Raposo said she and Boisvert bonded over their support of rival ice hockey teams. When she found out he was bound to a wheelchair, she was “a little caught off guard,” but she didn’t want that to stop her from pursuing a romantic relationship with him.
“I didn’t want to say no, I didn’t want to be that person,” she said.
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Last month, the pair wed in front of 150 guests in Ontario.
Boisvert was seen bursting into the tears as Raposo moved up the aisle. Raposo appeared emotional as well as she made the traditional walk.
“She caught me off guard,” he said of the special moment. “She took my breath away.”
Boisvert said his wedding was a “special day” that was very emotional, but also very fun.
“We just spent the day having a blast with our family and friends,” he said.
The newlyweds then jetted to Cancun, Mexico, where they celebrated their honeymoon and even partook in some water sports, despite Boisvert’s handicap.
“I’m always hesitant going on big trips but we had such a fantastic time,” Boisvert said of the trip. “We snorkelled and swam with dolphins. It was paradise.”
Cheers to the happy couple!
(H/T: The Independent)