It hasn't quite sunk in yet...having lived with my blushing bride for 8 months now, there's little distinction between yesterday and today. I even went to work at 5, a scant 3 hours after the big moment.
It really wasn't much different than my first wedding: myself, my future spouse, a couple close witnesses -- hell, Destiny was present at both weddings, even! Before, my friend Joel and my ex's friend Carrie (Kari? I can't remember) were witnesses; this time, it was my parents. My mom, ever prepared, brought flowers for us and took numerous photos as we goofed around before the ceremony.
The ceremony itself was unceremoniously short; maybe five minutes, a couple paragraphs, some exchanged vows, and it was all over. Mr and Mrs Dahlsad -- although D won't be called "Mrs". It's "Ms", thank you, and she only recently decided to take my name.
With a "you may kiss" at the end, it was over. A few minutes to get a certified copy of the license, then -- off to Dairy Queen for some post-marital Blizzards. On a level, yes, it was an exciting milestone of a day. On the other hand, it doesn't really feel like it yet. I'm sure, once tomorrow's 'paperwork day' -- changing names on bank accounts, driver's license, etc -- it will become much more real, and easier to detect through all the other noise of regular life.
Speaking of the new bride -- have a read at her eloquent and thoughtful take on it (a bit better written than mine ;)
...and I wasn't there to participate. How horrible!
--FrAnKiE, 7/17/2004 01:18:24
--Tess , 7/23/2004 23:58:27
Well, there you go! I haven't checked in for AGES, and what wonderful news! Having just celebrated my 12th anniversary - all I can say is - WOOHOO!!
--Abi, 8/3/2004 08:52:13
Congrats! Now I know why you havent returned my email. You are on your honeymoon! hehe! I'm so happy for you guys!
--Roxy, 8/11/2004 01:39:04