Inspiration, Lifestyle, Love, Photography

Happily Ever After – Shareek and Krysta

July 17, 2018

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. 

The way every groom ought to look at his bride…

His radiant view…

We all teared up by this point. Even the skies showed emotion, with joyful drizzles pouring over us.

The mist!!!!

Even the drinks were cute!

His vows. One word. Wow.

*fans self dramatically over these two*

Her vows. We were all feeling their romance. The entire guest list became their willing third-wheel at this point, as their love overtook the venue. I also listened so intently to what they were saying that I felt as though I became a part of the marriage too. (Yes, yes, I’m a sappy romantic – but to be fair, they brought it on).

Can we just take a moment to zoom in on some details though?

Also… the maid of honour… oh so chic!

Elegance with the gentle touches of rose gold!

Those aren’t tears in my eyes… they’re raindrops… *wipes eyes*

*cheers of joy erupting* (I was trying very hard not to smudge my eye-makeup here. I mean, after all, I was at the wedding of a make-up guru… no pressure… *nervous giggle*)


Forever, and for always.

All images © Aimee Melyssa 2018. If you decide to use any of these images, or excerpts from my blog, please be sure to include credits or tags. Thank you! – Aimee.

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  • Reply Candice Shirley July 17, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    A very sweet tribute to your beautiful friends and photos to suit!! Lovely work as always Aims 👏🏽

    • Reply Aimee July 18, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Thank you so much Can, you’ve always been the kindest supporter of my photography attempts ❤️

  • Reply Kadi July 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Wow I felt the love reading your words! It’s looks so romantic even with the drizzles and all! Gorgeous photos!! Decor looks amazing!

    • Reply Aimee July 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you sooo much, it was trulyyyy one of the most beautiful weddings. The quick shots turned out nicely, but I wish you could have seen it in person. Trulyyyyyy a magically romantic setting… I swear it was a dream <3

  • Reply James July 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    HOLYYY CRAP! These photos are incredible you did a super job everything is So gorgeous.

    • Reply Aimee July 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you!!!!!

  • Reply NA July 19, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Its just beautiful …your descriptions of the bride and groom to the settings. Pics are perfect. So lovely.

    • Reply Aimee July 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so so much, I really appreciate the compliment and kind words!

  • Reply Carla Straker July 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve always loved Krista, hearing her speak of her fiancé who has her smiling from ear to ear, now I get to read Amiee’s beautiful words put together about the union of these two becoming one. Thank you so much for sharing, I could feel every ounce of love in your wording, not to mention the pictures are everything.❤️❤️

    • Reply Aimee July 31, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Wow, thank you so much for your comment! I really, truly appreciate you taking the time to write one. It was truly a day I won’t ever forget!

  • Reply Krystle Caesar July 30, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Love this piece, you made me feel like I was there. I wish them both all the very best 💞💞

    • Reply Aimee July 31, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Thank you so much, I’m so glad to be able to share and have others feel a bit of how magical the day really was. ❤️

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