Yesterday, The Daily Telegraph published an article titled ’13 reasons Jesinta and Buddy should postpone their summer wedding’.
In response, Caroline Overington wrote a beautiful open letter to Jesinta.
BACK when I was a kid, people used to talk about your wedding day as the best day of your life.
It’s really not.
Weddings are fun, but in my view, the best day of your life comes along quite a bit before the wedding.
I’m talking about that moment when it dawns on you that this relationship is different, and then one of you plucks up the courage to say: ‘Um… I think I love you.’
And then you hold your breath…
And then the other one says… “Well, that’s great… because I love you too!”
And there the two of you stand, one loving the other and being loved right back. That’s the best day of your life.
Then of course what sometimes happens is that he will say: “So… will you marry me?”
You say: “Yes! Of course I will!”
You kiss and you laugh and you get on the phone to excitedly tell all your friends and, this being the new millennium, you also post a loved-up photograph on Instagram, and then along comes a Daily Telegraph columnist with 13 reasons why you shouldn’t go through with it.
Okay, so maybe that last bit doesn’t happen to everyone. Maybe that happens only to Jesinta Campbell and Buddy Franklin.
For those of you who missed it, The Daily Telegraph yesterday published 13 reasons why Jesinta should opt out of her summer wedding to Buddy, most of them pretty vile, like he’s got depression so maybe his kids will have mental problems. Or else, the Swans might be about to cut him from their roster, so he’s not going to be making a million dollars a year anymore.
Anyway, I must be lame, because I can only think of one reason to get married, and it’s love.
Do you love him, Jesinta? Because if you love him, and you want to marry him, then you go right ahead.