|I do! I did!
||[Feb. 22nd, 2005|08:48 pm]
The knot is tied! I am officially somebody's "ol' ball and chain". ;-)
The "ceremony" was as beautiful and romantic as one would expect it to be in the sanitary chambers of the Sarasota county courthouse. When it was over and all the paperwork was filed, Shadoe was like "Somehow I don't feel like we just got married as much as I feel like we just entered into the sacred vows of RV ownership." LOL!
After we had, um... officially explored the rights and privileges of our holy covenant, Shadoe wanted to visit our lifeguard stand at Lido beach. She said that it's not where we technically saw each other for the first time, but it's where we truly met and where she first fell in love with me. Awww. :-) If I had been more romantic, I bet I could have got somebody to come out and marry us there instead of downtown. Oh well, there's always the "real" ceremony for romantic gestures.
On the way back home we stopped at Kilwin's for some ice cream. There was this guy in the park doing circus caricatures, and Shadoe thought that it would be funny to have him do our "official wedding portrait". The guy was asking us all of these questions as he was drawing, and we told him that we were just married today, and he was like "Well in that case, let's make it romantic!" and he put this huge sloppy heart around us. LOL! Classy! Besides that, it actually looks pretty cool.
So Shadoe wants to send out wedding announcements now. I was like "Aren't you supposed to do that *before* you get married?" She was like "You send out the invitations before and the announcements after." Is that true? I think she's bullshitting me just because she likes to make cards. ;-) Anyway, we bought a bunch of fancy art paper this morning, but now she's got this idea that she wants to put the caricature on the front of the cards too. So now we're off to Kinkos to do some overpriced scanning and printing, then a thrilling evening of folding and pasting! Married life is so exciting! ;-)