“There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice” F. Scott Fitzgerald
For many mere mortals each great love story seeds itself in the imagination long before it manifests in the flesh. A day dream, hazy in detail for some and crystalline clear for others, perhaps held secretly within the confines of the heart, or shared in conspiratorial whispers amongst closest confidants…it lingers, quietly and hopefully nurtured, awaiting fruition.
Resembling a wish list of ideals, its details will be etched and altered over time, informed by evolving desires and new encounters, a gradual shapeshifting reflective of the changes within each of us, as we eventually blossom into adulthood. So much so, that when these beings finally enter our orbit, very rarely will they resemble the exact blue prints we’ve prepared...and yet despite this, they often prove the ‘man of our dreams’. A paradox of sorts, and a beautiful one, worth celebrating.
Four different couples, four different proposals, four different dreams and four very different love stories. In a series of candid interviews and glimpses into the tale of each couple, we look at the incongruousness of love, not only surviving across distance and continents, a diversity of cultures and one natural disaster, but flourishing under such circumstances, only tightening the bond between each of these souls.
From Ashley’s romantic honesty of feeling “100% myself around him…every morning I wake up and think I’m the luckiest girl in the world”, to the candid confession of Linda who “had dreamed about my wedding all my life…it was going to be more of a low key garden ceremony but because he comes from such a large family we ended up having this massive Vietnamese/Chinese/Western style wedding…totally different to what I dreamed of, but worth it because I got to marry the man of my dreams.”
Each bride reveals an intimate snapshot into the story of their love, and the moment they ‘knew’. Explore each of these proposal stories by David Jones, in the video gallery below. A true celebration of the uniqueness of love.