Thursday, June 5, 2014

wedding, day 2

For those of you who weren't there, when the judge arrived at our house (twenty minutes late) he took us aside and let us know that once he finally found our address he realized that he  was out of his jurisdiction. He performed the ceremony anyway, but told us we would have to be at his court the next morning at 8:00 to make everything legal.

So, after a day long wedding and entertaining stragglers until the wee hours, here we are, wrinkled clothes, dead flowers and all. I insisted on the bridal gear, but the judge turned up in a baseball uniform! He was on his way to a game and stampeded through the reading of the ceremony in record time,  pausing to ask Jimmy if he had changed his mind since the last time they spoke.  "No? Good. I now pronounce you legally man and wife. "

And of course you wanted honeymoon pictures. There weren't many, but this one captures the feeling.

After driving six hours with our dog Shag in the back seat we arrived at a borrowed hunting lodge in the middle of nowhere New York to three days of mostly pouring rain. 

We got an urgent call from Jim's boss - (he was needed back due to a death in the boss's family) and we broke camp and returned home.

The honeymoon reconvened the following weekend with a day at the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Gardens and another at Great Adventures Park in NJ. Epic.

It didn't really matter where we were or what we were doing as long as we were together.


arlee said...

These stories are the best :)

Deb said...

Jimmy loved telling them too.