I don’t think I ever told you guys that Mi.Vida and I are officially getting married; we actually set a date! We will be officially tying the knot on January 4th, 2014. It will be a very small ceremony. Only our immediate families will be there, my sister and her boyfriend and Ben’s friend and his girlfriend (his sister won’t be able to come because she is teaching in Kazakhstan next year and won’t be coming home for the holidays). Our very good friend (the guy who introduced us) will be officiating the wedding and of course, our children will be there. I suppose Teo will be our ring bearer and Isa will be our flower girl. There are so few people attending that I suppose we could have it at my parents’ house, which is quite big and very nice.
I’m pretty excited about the whole thing, even though it will be very small. We’ve waited a long time for this and I think it will be a special day, even though it’s not what I once dreamed of for my wedding–I suppose none of the me-getting-married stuff has gone according to my original plans so it makes sense that this won’t either. And honestly, I think this is the best thing for us, especially at this time.
In January Teo will barely be 2.5 months old and I’ll be about to return to work. It’s not really the best time to have anything bigger than what we’re planning. Then why early January? You may ask. Well our original domestic partnership ceremony was on January 2nd and we wanted something close to that so that our anniversary would be around the same time. Also, I love the numerology of that date, I think 1.4.14 is pretty awesome. I’m excited to finally be married to the father of my children.
We do want to have a big party at some point but I don’t think I’ll be able to for a while after Teo is born, so summer it will have to be. I’m sure it will be worth the wait, whatever we end up doing.
So those are our plans. I guess I’m officially engaged! I actually changed my relationship status on Facebook a week or so again, which I know is silly because Mi.Vida never actually proposed, I don’t have a rock on my finger and it’s silly to say that I’m engaged, but honestly, I’ve missed out on so much of the tradition surrounding married, I’m trying to participate in the small ways I can.
When and how did you get engaged? When and how did you get married? Did you have the wedding of your dreams?