Islandbride, you will love Pastor York! He was amazing! Everyone at the wedding (and even the onlookers) kept commenting how great he was.
We also had the symbolic wedding down in Punta Cana. I have 2 stepsons and we wanted to include them in the wedding somehow. So, we went to city hall with them before we left and had a nice little ceremony.
Originally Posted by islandbride8
That's exactly what we're doing. My fiance's father is very sick so his parents can't come to our DW so this kinda worked out for the better. We're having our parents come with us too, but that's it. no one else know's we'll already be married (not even siblings). Pastor York is performing our ceremony and he's bringing a wedding certificate for us and our witnesses to sign, so it looks legitimate. We will celebrate our anniversary on our DW date. We aren't exchanging rings before DW, we're just going to walk through whatever motions/say what they want us to say at the courthouse. I'm just going to act like it's something we have to do before our real wedding