Jeff Althoff lives in Blaine, Minnesota, and in March 2017 the most important event of his life was fast approaching. Naturally, Jeff wanted it to be a day that the woman he loved would never forget.
Jeff and his partner, Jenna, got married on March 4, 2017. On this already very special day, lucky Jeff woke up to an amazing surprise. Yes, his wife-to-be had left him a new set of golf clubs as a wedding day gift.
He was delighted, of course, but little did Jenna know that Jeff had a surprise of his own up his sleeve. It wouldn’t be until after the wedding ceremony itself that Jenna would receive her mystery gift, though.
Jeff had been planning the surprise for a while. In fact, he even hired a film crew to capture the event. The resulting video was eventually posted on YouTube, so the world could see the big moment too.
In the video, Jeff first gathered his groomsmen together and thanked them for being there for him on his big day. He then announced that he had a big surprise in store for Jenna. He even went as far as calling it “the wedding gift of her dreams.”
He made it seem as though he was about to tell them what the surprise was going to be, and they were hanging on his every word. But Jeff was only teasing and told the disappointed groomsmen to simply “stay tuned.”
Then, after the main ceremony, Jeff decided that it was finally time for the big reveal. So during the wedding reception, he took to the stage, nervously clutching a microphone. Next, he asked his new wife to join him at the front of the room.
Jenna appeared in her beautiful lace wedding dress, clearly unsure of what was about to happen. Jeff kept talking to the crowd of family and friends, calling Jenna “the most beautiful bride you’ve ever seen.”
Jeff told his bride that he had been wanting to get her a special wedding gift. He joked that it would not be hunting or fishing related, and it would be a gift especially for her. It would be “everything that you want,” he added.
He then asked Jenna, “Would you agree with me that the last few hours have been the best hours of your life as a family of two?” The puzzled bride nodded and agreed. What was Jeff doing?
Jeff’s next sentence was even more bewildering. He said, “Well, I’m proud to announce that we have now become a family of three!” If she wasn’t confused already, she was now.
What on earth could he mean by, “We have become a family of three?” The friends on the table behind Jenna gasped and applauded; one of them covered her face in shock. Had they seen something Jenna hadn’t?
Jenna, still in the dark about the nature of her surprise, slowly turned her head to the right. And there she saw it – the amazing secret was finally revealed! The whole room erupted into applause.
It was a puppy! The video showed a woman walking towards Jenna holding a gorgeous light-brown Labrador puppy. She placed the dog in the arms of Jenna, who hugged it tight.
Clearly over the moon with her gift, the video shows Jenna jiggling the pup around in her arms. The new addition to the family became the center of attention, and guests practically lined up to stroke the little Labrador.
Not only had Jenna tied the knot with her husband that day, but she’d also had another dream come true. And her amazing husband, Jeff, made it happen in the most amazing way.
Since the video was uploaded to YouTube, it has received over 700,000 views and hundreds of likes on Facebook. Some of the comments left beneath the video gave a sense of how special a moment it had been.
One comment read, “Amazing video! Amazing gift! Amazing reaction! Congratulations Jeff and Jenna!! Looked like a beautiful wedding!” Clearly, Jeff had totally nailed it.
“My favorite part of the night,” wrote one of the wedding guests, who was clearly impressed by Jeff’s wonderful surprise. So not only had he made his wife incredibly happy, but he’d also made some of the guests’ day!
It’s true that many couples agree to give each other a gift on the most special day of their lives. Be it jewelry or something sentimental, it’s a lovely tradition. But we can probably all agree that Jeff Althoff went above and beyond for his blushing bride, Jenna. What a lucky lady!