In November of 2019, Safiya Nygaard, one of my favorite YouTube content creators, got married. I’m the type of person to get attached to celebrities and fictional characters (aka people I don’t actually know), so watching someone I’d been subscribed to for years get married made me very emotional. So emotional, in fact, that I just had to write about it!
For most of 2019, Safiya’s videos were wedding related. She tried wedding dresses from Wish, had a McDonald’s wedding in Hong Kong, and baked a wedding cake with over 30 different cake flavors mixed together. But among these fun videos were also more serious ones. Her now-husband, Tyler Williams (another YouTube content creator), vlogged the process of buying Safiya a ring and proposing to her. Safiya also uploaded a video following the process of her getting a custom made wedding dress.
And then on January 5th of 2020, Safiya uploaded a video titled “Our Wedding | Safiya & Tyler”.
I’m going to be honest, I cried. I cried a lot. I’m a sucker for sweet, sappy things and that’s all the video was. Both of them looked beautiful and the decorators were gorgeous and the whole thing was just amazing!
Anyway, things about their wedding really struck a chord with me. Firstly, the decorations. Safiya had been teasing potential decorations and themes for months, but finally seeing everything come together was just magical!
It really made me reconsider my feelings towards the weddings I’ve been too. Safiya and Tyler’s wedding put the other weddings to shame.
The second thing was Safiya and Tyler’s first dance.
In the 1993 film Addams Family Values, Gomez and Morticia Addams dance an elaborate version of the Tango during one of their dates. It included many moves that were complicated and even edited in post.
For their first dance as a married couple, Safiya and Tyler decided to recreate the dance step by step. It was nothing short of awesome!
I mentioned that I can get overly attached to celebrities and fictional characters, and I feel the need to explain that more. I discovered Safiya during a time in my life when I wasn’t exactly happy. Safiya’s uploads always brightened my day. Whether she was dressing like it was 1987 or mixing all of her eyeshadows together, they always made me smile. Although I’m happier now, I still enjoy her content and she still holds a special place in my heart. Seeing her so happy at her wedding was heartwarming, to say the least.
According to Instagram, Safiya and Tyler are at home with their cat, Krusty, happily married. That honestly sounds like the perfect ending/beginning of this chapter in their lives.