I suggest you read this with Calum Scott’s Dancing on my own playing in the background.
You know, just to set the mood.
So I’ve stumbled upon a Youtube wedding video…
…that I had voluntarily searched for.
Stumbled upon  : To come upon accidentally or unexpectedly.
This, was by all means no accident. This was not unexpected. I willingly typed in Jess and Gabriel Wedding in the search bar, knowing very well that it was my 3rd time watching this video since its release.
Fast forward one hour, two cups of tomato soup down and a mountain of tissues later, I find myself stranded in that part of Youtube where all the suggestions on the right of the page either have an Ashley & David or a Kenza & Aleksandar or a Rami + Hana OUR WEDDING MOVIE.
Although there’s a particular trend with these videos: closeups of hair and makeup, close up of David or Aleksandar both buttoning their white shirts, the future married couple’s words to each other, and slow motion shots of their photoshoot.
… and it’s really warm.
But I’ve noticed the greenery, and I get that it is aesthetics and popular green wedding destinations, but this green fills and fulfills a much bigger purpose in my opinion.
This green; not too overwhelming,
fragile in appearance, is the purest love can get.
It’s as clear as day. You feel its branches and leaves, and it grows; by God it grows, pure, real and genuine.
We tend to experience the things we don’t know differently than after we had known them.
‘When you fall in love’ she said
‘You will understand’.
I’ve wondered at the time what she meant when she said that, but I couldn’t relate for as long as I remembered.
And suddenly you do. It hits, as pure as green; that you never really felt, quite to the extent things could feel. It’s not an emotion you re-live, it is an emotion created, a slightly more elevated sense of feeling.
Maybe then I had felt I was able to grasp a little more of what she meant. It is important to understand that sometimes if you’re lucky enough, things are pure to an extent that there is nothing to be deciphered or decoded to be understood. It is simply, purely, green.