David Beckham ‘shed a tear’ during emotional five minute speech at son Brooklyn’s $3.5m wedding as he recalled the moment he was born – before groom urged guests to donate money for Ukrainian crisis
David Beckham “shed a tear” during an emotional speech at eldest son Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding, before the groom urged guests help war-torn Ukraine by donating money to related charities.
Former Manchester United and England star David, 46, gave a heartfelt speech as his son tied the knot with wealthy actress Nicola Peltz during a stunning ceremony at her family’s glitzy seafront estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
As part of his duties as father of the groom, the retired footballer gave a five minute speech about his son and his new wife, also recalling a special time during the first few moments of his life – leaving everyone, including himself, misty eyed.
Emotional: David Beckham “shed a tear” during an emotional speech at son Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding, before the groom urged guests help war-torn Ukraine by donating money
A source told The Sun: ‘David’s speech went on for about five minutes and he looked to shed a tear at one point. He was talking about when Brooklyn was born and how he wanted to protect him.
‘He said he was sleeping on the hospital floor, holding the door shut because he didn’t want to let anyone get in. David got a lump in his throat and had to stop and take a breather to regain his composure, but it was a very sweet speech.’
Following the speeches, everyone was served special cocktails whilst a jazz quartet and a 12-piece live band provided the entertainment.
Old times: Former Manchester United and England star David gave a heartfelt speech as he recalled the moment Brooklyn was born (pictured with his eldest son in 1999)
Brooklyn, 23, and new bride Nicola, 27, later invited their wedding guests to donate to support Ukraine as it continues to resist the ongoing Russian invasion.
According to Vogue, the crisis in Ukraine wasn’t far from their minds as they celebrated their special day with a star-studded guest list over the weekend.
It’s understood that Brooklyn and Nicola partnered with humanitarian agency Care, and invited their guests to contribute to the efforts by the agency to support and provide aid for women, girls, families and the elderly in the war-torn country.
Happy couple: Brooklyn and American actress Nicola Peltz exchanged vows in Palm Beach on Saturday afternoon
The bride’s parents, Claudia and financier Nelson – who is worth an estimated $1.7billion – were among those who made a significant donation to the cause.
Brooklyn shared the very first photo from his wedding to Nicola on Sunday, after they exchanged vows at her billionaire father Nelson’s $103m (£79m).
The aspiring chef shared the snap which saw his bride wow in a stunning Valentino white dress adorned with an evil eye symbol, with the accompanying caption: ‘Mr. & Mrs. Peltz Beckham