Finding the love of your life is one thing, but finding someone who loves your family as much as he loves you is truly priceless.
When Jen Santamaria was planning her wedding, she knew she wanted to do something special to honor the close bond she shares with her big brother, Jesse Marcus. “My brother and I have always been close.” Jen told People. “He’s always been so special to me and throughout my life. He’s always loved to sing and he loves to perform.”
Jen asked Jesse to sing a song at her wedding ceremony, but no one could have foreseen how moving this moment would be.
Jesse Marcus has autism, and communication has always been a challenge for him. “I thought it would be so touching to have him sing at the ceremony,” Jen said. “His speech has been quite limited, and this is kind of his way of communicating. So [I thought] a song would be perfect.”
Jesse chose the song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John. It took him 6 months to practice the song, but the results were definitely worth his effort! Jen said that there was not a dry eye in the place as their loved ones gathered in front of an incredible California sunset on the big day.
“To say this weekend was magical would be an understatement,” Jen stated on Facebook. “But the moment that stood out the most was Jesse Marcus singing at our ceremony, proving how special he really is. Absolute perfection and all the love.”
Jen, who married a man who is also named Jesse, confessed that she had always held out to find a partner who could love her brother as much as she did. Her new husband is that man, and the family could not be happier to welcome him into the fold.
Congratulations, Jen and Jesse! Thank you for sharing this momentous occasion with the world. Watch Jesse Marcus’s emotional performance below, and don’t forget to share!