Day 287 – The Wedding

weddingPart One:  The Vows

Me:  It has been 1463 days since we were matched by eHarmony; 1388 days since we first met; 878 days since we were engaged; infinite days until we part.  You had me the moment you told me you were falling in serious like with me.  Today and always I need you beside me, always as my best friend, lover and forever soul mate.  I love you not only for what you are, but for who I am when I am with you.

I take you to be my best friend, my partner in crime, my companion for life, my everything, my faithful partner, my one true love.  I promise to…

…support your dreams

…travel all the backroads with you

…buy your first hoverround when you need it

…keep you guessing

…give you the bigger half

…treat you like the rock star you are

…return your Chapstick

…trust you

…not to keep score

…live a life of adventure with you

…love you always

…grow old with you

Him: I take you to be my best friend, my partner in crime, my companion for life, my everything, my faithful partner, my one true love.  I promise to…

…open your water bottle

…care when you cry

…pump your gas

…tolerate your snarkiness

…bring you butterfingers

…encourage your dreams

…recognize your contributions

…put the pillows back on the bed

…live a life of adventure with you

…love you always

…grow old with you

 

Part Two:  The Preparation

For two and a half years, we have been engaged, we laughed at people when they asked “when’s the big day?” and always answered with the same, “the day after the end of the world.”  I told folks that if the world does end, he gets lucky and doesn’t have to marry me, and we’ve saved ourselves a lot of work.  If it doesn’t end, then we still get a lifetime together.  So we planned the wedding for December 22 at 12:01 a.m.

It was a surprise wedding, well, a surprise for all of our guests.  We hosted an “End of the World” Party at our favorite local restaurant, back in my home town, Tommy Vaughn’s.  I had called Tyler earlier in the week and asked him if we could have a private party after they closed on Friday night, just a small, intimate affair with 20+ people, I wanted the party from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.  No problem.

At 12:00, we sprung to action, our minister, Andrew, stood up and announced that since we were all gathered there, we might as well do some knot tying.  It was perfect, eight minutes later we were married.  No fuss, no stress, just some wonderful people to share our moment with.  One of my girlfriends was priceless, there are photos of her looking around trying to figure out what was happening.  I think she finally got it the next day.  One of the young girls there told me later that she wants her own wedding to be like ours, everyone was happy, there was no stress, I told her it’s more important to put the work in to the marriage, not the wedding.

I laughed when the next day our media girl put out a “press release” of sorts, I guess ours was a celebrity wedding.  Who knew?  we only took pictures with our iPhones, so it was just like the paparazzi did it.  Life is good.  I faced one of my biggest fears, re-marrying, and I did that with a man who understands me.  Bonus, I get to wear the beautiful ring we picked up months ago.

 

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