When Elizabeth and Scott first met, she discovered that he was deaf. Scott began losing his hearing when he was just five years old and was completely deaf by the team he was eight.
But Elizabeth had fallen so in love with Scott that his deafness was never a deterrent. In fact, she knew she wanted to make a genuine gesture of affection to him, so she decided to learn sign language.
After their romance blossomed and both discovered they were deeply in love with each other, Scott proposed. Elizabeth said yes!
The Australian couple set a wedding date and while the two were busy planning their nuptials, Elizabeth did something behind Scott's back just three weeks before their wedding. The burly groom-to-be had no clue what was going on.
As the church filled up with their wedding guests, everyone eagerly anticipated Elizabeth's entrance where she would walk down the aisle and surprise everyone with her elaborate gown. Scott could not wait to see his bride.
Elizabeth stepped through the double doors and Scott was taken back by her radiant beauty. But then, Elizabeth unveiled her surprise for Scott.
She didn't continue walking toward him down the aisle. She stopped.
While their wedding planning process was a whirlwind, she had been secretly taking her limited knowledge of sign language and expanded it. She learned how to sign in Auslan the lyrics to Christina Perri's hit song "A Thousand Years."
As the beautiful love song began to play, Elizabeth signed the words as everyone watched. When it dawned on Scott what his bride was doing just for him, he burst into tears.
In fact, there wasn't a dry eye in that room. Everyone was completely moved by Elizabeth's grand entrance.
Elizabeth said Scott has watched the video over and over again at least 100 times. Even Scott is deaf, she said she has never felt more heard in her life.
"For every joy he has brought into my life over the last two years, I wanted to surprise him with my entrance. I won't lie, I was terrified before walking into the ceremony. But the moment I locked eyes with him I never looked away and it was a special moment just between the two of us. He held it together for a few seconds before crying the whole way through the song."