We’ve read the books, we’ve seen the movies. Social media has drowned us in thoughts of what the perfect relationship, marriage and wedding should look like. What all of the above don’t tell you is that not everyone portraying perfected images in the limelight is actually genuinely in love with their lives.
That’s not the case for one beautiful human being, whose wedding I had the honour of attending this weekend. Allow me to share my thoughts from a little magical event that happened last night. I wrote this, in the moment:
As I sit at her wedding reception, awaiting the return of the bride and groom after the ceremony… suddenly a warmth of emotion sweeps over me.
I’m sitting at the wedding of the one and only Krysta, who has placed my name on a delicate marbled coaster, at my carefully chosen seat on a table designed from her very heart. This bride chose every single detail with such a genuine soul that I swear as if by magic, I can feel her kindness and love while sitting here taking in the gorgeous décor around. There’s something so distinctly different about everything here. I’ve been to weddings before, I’ve celebrated so many beautiful people and marriages, but this one has me a bit choked up. Somehow, this is THE big day for Shareek and Krysta, yet here I AM, feeling as though I’m the guest of honour. From the personalised invitations, (which even included a cookie… in case I got hungry while being invited lol)… all the way to this moment, it’s as though it was planned to ensure that I was comfortable and welcomed. AND… I’m sure all of her other guests felt the same! Crazy right?
That actually sums up what it’s like to know Krysta and a big part of why I feel so emotional. Krysta puts the needs of others before herself. She is thoughtful, she is kind. She’s humble and has damnnnn good taste in everything… because it all flows from her heart. So many people love pretty things (and that’s fine I suppose) but they love them just for the sake of appearances. Krysta’s love for beautiful things is almost always rooted to ensuring that the people around her are well pleased… – and that my friends – is beauty within.
It’s a trait I’m working on, in myself and people like Krysta remind me of the type of person I ought to be. (I should also mention, she and her fiancé were two of the most marvellously complementing individuals I’ve ever seen… and I do believe as the bride summed it up in her speech – they share a symbiotic relationship that allows them each to blossom and grow into incredible people both individually and as a couple).
I’ve decided that I wanted to share these quick shots from last night as a reminder to myself that beauty of this kind, on the the outside… only shines if it comes from a deep place within. This was a wedding that I’ll never forget, and a couple that I’ll always support. Thanking you again Krysta for always being a literal ray of rose-gold tinted sunshine in a world that can sometimes feel so overcast. I revelled in every moment of the romantic setting you two created, beneath the open skies and drizzles. If only every day could be like that. Wishing you, and your sweet Shareek happily ever after…
*spoiler alert* they really will live happily ever after and maybe even decide to adopt me as their first child.
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