Kevsgirl's Legal Day!
Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:02 AM
FI and I booked this afternoon off to get married at City Hall. We decided it would just be easier getting the legal stuff done here in Canada before going to Mexico. We got there just in time to get the license and book time with a JOP (and find some random strangers for witnesses!)... our ceremony was at 4pm and lasted about 10-15 mins.
It was a little stressful going to City Hall - we had to get FI's divorce certificate too as he had misplaced it. By the time we got to the right area for the marriage licenses we were both being funny (ya know when nerves are getting to you? - KWIM?) At one point, FI thought our number was called and rushed up to the desk and the woman says to us "So you're here to pay a parking ticket?" LOL! We were nuts.
We wanted this to be a secret, so not even my coworkers know (some are invited to one of my showers) and we couldn't call friends or family to be our witnesses. So we went to the lobby to 'recruit' witnesses. After asking about 2 groups of people, FI noticed a group of younger girls (students) and went over to plead our case. Of course they all thought it was totally romantic and decided to come along for the ride!
Without further ado, here are the pics!
Here are the girls who were our witnesses! They were all nursing students. Here they are after watching us get married...
We got to chat with them while waiting for the JOP to come and take us to the room. They were nice. They were all giggly and super cute about it. Talk about a story to tell for years to come!
Here we are waiting for the JOP to be ready and take us to the room:
Here's FI's boutonniere that I made before we left... I had bought some supplies to try to make my BMs hair flowers and decided to just test it out with a real flower i had at home. I think it turned out pretty cute!
Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:07 AM
We started out holding hands, but after about 2 minutes while she was talking, FI kissed me and then pulled me closer, so we spent the whole time holding eachother closely. It was a little awkward, but comforting too.
He got a bit teary, but we both maintained composure. I think I smiled the entire time.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:13 AM
Here we are with our posse
Two of the girls signed our temporary certificate.
DH being DH (!), he suggested I 'throw the bouquet'... so he gave me his boutonniere and I threw it. It was hilarious. The girls were all scrambling. The girl in the middle caught it (Holly).
After the wedding (!) we went out for dinner at the restaurant we had our first date at, the Pepper Garden. Had a very nice dinner and complementary champagne too!
I'm wearing my rings right now, but tomorrow will have to go in to work and not say anything... it's gonna be hard! But I know we'd just get grief from people if we say that we got married and ddn't invite them... geesh!
Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:02 AM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:21 AM
I'm starting to consider the option of getting married before going to Punta Cana, but I have such a hard time keeping secrets!
Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:13 AM
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