For those of us ladies with kids, we know that nothing is as romantic as a man who loves and protects our little ones – who understands that our children will own our hearts forever. So imagine Whitney Kay’s delight as, during her wedding to NASCAR driver Brian Scott, Brian bent down to make a promise of enduring love and commitment to her then three-year-old daughter, Brielle.
“I promise to always hold your hand and skip with you down the street and bring comfort to your life,” Brian said. “I vow to make you say your prayers before you eat. I promise to read you stories at night and to always tuck you in real tight. I vow to show you how a man should treat a woman in my relationship with your mother. And above all else, I vow to protect you, care for you, and love you forever.”
Brian and Whitney were married on a snowy day in January, 2014 in McCall, Idaho. Brian told HuffPost Weddings that he “always felt like my vows to my wife Whitney would maybe affect me more…but I misread that one. It was really when I was reading my vows to Brielle that I got the most choked up.”
You can find the video of Brian and Whitney’s wedding – and Brian’s emotional vows to Brielle – here, on YouTube. The video, shot by PenWeddings videography, went viral with more than 350,000 views at the time of publication.
The Scotts now live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and welcomed a new baby boy named Joseph to the family last November. “Enjoying family moments together and playing with them and hearing them laugh and seeing them smile,” Brian says, “is a great addition [to my life].”
Gentlemen, if you are marrying a woman with children, remember this amazing gesture! This is guaranteed to melt the hearts of your guests, steal the heart of your girl (even more than you already have!), and bond the hearts of your step-children to you forever.